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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 »

Vacancy – Chief Executive

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Do you have the drive and enthusiasm required to lead Waverley Housing?  Find further details about the role and how to apply here.

2017 Annual Garden Competition

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Our annual garden competition winner for 2017 is Mr Boal from Kelso who transformed the communal garden area at his block of flats into a vibrant and colourful display of garden plants, hanging baskets and potted plants. Not only can he enjoy his area, but his efforts are welcomed by his fellow neighbours too. Mr Boal… Read more »

Summer 2017 – Estate Walkabouts

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We have recently completed our final Estate Walkabout of summer 2017 having undertaken these in Galashiels, Hawick and Newtown St Boswells. Unfortunately we have had a poor response from residents and tenants joining us on these Walkabouts although at least one of our Walkabouts had to be carried out in typical Scottish summer weather of… Read more »

Waverley Extends Repairs and Maintenance Services

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Waverley Housing can provide a range of repairs and maintenance services to owner occupiers and private tenants. We can carry out a full range of jobs including plumbing, joinery, electrics, plastering, painting, roofing and grounds maintenance.  So whether you want a kitchen fitted or a room painted we can sort it for you. Why use… Read more »

Mission Hall Galashiels Refurbishment

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Last year Halliburton’s Fifth Ward Community Centre in Galashiels, affectionately known as the Mission Hall, received grant funding totaling £14,000 which enabled the hall to be refurbished.  New windows, new toilets, a new kitchen and a new heating system were all installed.  However the monies didn’t stretch far enough to allow for the decoration of… Read more »

How Do You Use Online Services?

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How do you use online services? As part of its Digital Transformation programme to deliver more efficient, effective and responsive services Scottish Borders Council is asking people about the type of services that they access using the internet. A survey is being used to find out what people use the internet for, whether they use… Read more »

Estate Walkabouts

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Estate Walkabouts Our Housing Officers organise walkabouts on our estates, which all tenants and residents who live on that estate are invited to join in. The walkabouts – also known as estate inspections – involve walking around the estates where our homes are located and identifying concerns that need to be addressed.  This could include… Read more »

Fisher Avenue Tenants and Residents Association

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A small tenants and residents group from the Fisher Avenue area of Hawick have been vey busy of late!  The small group, which was formed in 2012, have a number of ideas for ways in which to enhance the area they live in and to help bring the community together.  Currently they are working at establishing… Read more »

Mortgage to Rent

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From time to time property owners may find themselves in financial difficulties and may be under threat of losing their homes. The Scottish Government has set up a scheme called Mortgage to Rent through their Home Owners’ Support Fund. Under the Mortgage to Rent part of the fund, your home will be bought by a… Read more »

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