Wednesday 24th September 2014 was a very busy day for Waverley Housing. In the morning staff were out and about in the Wilson Drive/Fairhurst Drive area of Burnfoot undertaking various works, including door cleaning, as part of our commitment to “give something back” to the communities in which we serve.
In the afternoon we continued to celebrate our 25th anniversary by hosting an event at our new office premises for our Partners and Stakeholders, the event providing a great opportunity for guests to meet the Waverley team, find out a little more about the work they do as well as participating in a tour of our new facilities.
We were delighted so many members of the community came along to support us at the event and Rita Stenhouse, our Chair, welcomed all present and gave a short resume of Waverley’s progress over the years before inviting Andy Turnbull, Tenant Director to cut our celebratory cake. Andy was also presented with a small token of appreciation from Waverley to mark his retirement from our Board following 22 years’ service.
To round off the action-packed day we all headed across to Burnfoot Community School where our AGM took place. A scrumptious hog roast was provided and as tenants browsed the various information stands on offer they had the opportunity to enter several competitions – including a cupcake decorating competition for our younger tenants!
List of our various awards and prize winners is noted below.
Long Serving Board Member Award 20+ years’ service – Andy Turnbull.
Winner of annual Community Star Award – Evelyn Jackson, Hawick
AGM Children’s Cake Decorating Competition – Daria Lock, Hawick
Annual Gardening Competition – Best Individual Garden – Winner Mr & Mrs Purves, Kelso,
Runner-Up Miss B Canon, Hawick, Best Communal Garden – Mrs Darling, Kelso
25th Anniversary Prize Draw – 1st Mr Moffat, Hawick, 2nd Mr S McCall, Galashiels,
3rd Ms J Davidson, Kelso
“Hit the Nail on the Head” Competition
Heater – Miss B Canon, Hawick
Toaster – Mrs K Findlay, Hawick and Ms R Lock, Hawick
Kettle – Ms Shearer, Kelso and Mrs M Brown, Jedburgh
M Oldham, Hawick
“Tenants Quiz” Competition
J Gent, Hawick
“Lucky Street” Competition
R Docherty, Hawick