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2018/19 Planned and Cyclical Maintenance Programmes

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Our Board of Directors have recently approved our Planned and Cyclical Maintenance Programmes which will see Waverley spending nearly £1.8 million pounds on upgrading properties and estates over the new financial year commencing April 2018. The programmes have been developed using a number of sources of information including our ongoing stock condition surveys which help… Read more »

Chief Executive Retires After 24 Years’ Service to Waverley

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Margaret Ross retired as Chief Executive of Waverley Housing on Friday 26th January 2018 after 24 years’ service.  Margaret started her career with Waverley Housing in January 1994 within Corporate Services and held a number of posts over the years before appointment to the Chief Executive’s role in 2011. During her years with Waverley Margaret… Read more »

Paying Your Rent at Christmas

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At Waverley, we calculate our rents over 52 weeks. This means that a rent payment is due every week and that there are no “rent free” weeks.  The rent payment is spread evenly throughout the year and is therefore, more manageable. Preventing Rental Arrears We know that Christmas can be a busy and expensive time… Read more »

Upper Langlee Residents to be Consulted on Plans to Regenerate Their Area

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Scottish Borders Council and Waverley Housing are launching a joint ‘masterplanning’ project in Upper Langlee in Galashiels this month. Particularly focusing on Beech Avenue, Hawthorn Road, Larch Grove and Laurel Grove, the aim of the project is to guide the preparation of a comprehensive and fully costed feasibility study on regenerating the area, including creating… Read more »

Waverley Appoints New Chief Executive

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Waverley Housing is pleased to announce that Fraser Kelly will be joining the company as its new Chief Executive in January 2018 following the retiral of our current Chief Executive Margaret Ross. Fraser is Chief Executive of Social Enterprise Scotland and will bring with him over 25 years’ experience in the private, public and not-for-profit… Read more »

Food Bank Donations Wanted

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Recent announcements by the Chancellor of the Exchequer include a £1.5 billion package of improvements to Universal Credit with new measures designed to address issues faced by some claimants. This is good news for many low income families however the changes are not immediate and will gradually be rolled out during 2018, which means that… Read more »

Fire Safety Advice

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To help keep your home safe from fire: Fit a smoke alarm on each level of your home and test it weekly. Make sure smoke alarm batteries are changed annually (free service from Scottish Fire and Rescue). Don’t overload plug sockets. Ensure that cigarettes are properly put out. Familiarise yourself with kitchen fire procedures e.g. fires… Read more »

Waverley Housing round off Living Wage Week with visit from Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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As a Living Wage employer since 2015, and being the first registered social landlord in Scotland to become a Living Wage employer, Waverley are fully committed to supporting the Living Wage in Scotland and encourage more employers in the Borders region and beyond to back this important initiative.  It was therefore a pleasure for Waverley to host… Read more »

Rent Setting Work Group Meeting

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A meeting of the Rent Setting Working Group was held on Thursday 26 October 2017 and although there was a poor attendance it did provide an opportunity to discuss various issues regarding how we set our rents. Issues discussed included the use of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations Affordability Tool as a means of checking whether… Read more »

Changes to Waverley Board

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At our AGM on Tuesday 26th September 2017 there were a number of changes made to our Board of Directors.  After 5 years Rita Stenhouse stood down as Chair and thanked the Board for their support during her term. Rita, who has enjoyed her time as Chair, will remain on the Board for continuity and is pleased to hand the… Read more »

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