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#ScotAppWeek18 – Rachel Hunter – My Apprenticeship Story

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#ScotAppWeek18 – Rachel Hunter – My Apprenticeship Story When I was growing up my career aspirations were to be a primary school teacher, this is all I ever wanted to be. I received a conditional offer for Primary Teaching at Moray House University in Edinburgh with the condition that I got an A at Higher… Read more »

#ScotAppWeek18 – Harris Campbell – My Apprenticeship Story

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#ScotAppWeek18 – Harris Campbell – My Apprenticeship Story When I was at school I didn’t really know what I wanted to do however I knew that it had to be something practical because the subjects I chose to study at school were practical based, as I enjoyed these more than others. So although I didn’t… Read more »

#ScotAppWeek18 – Connor Brunton – My Apprenticeship Story

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#ScotAppWeek18  – Connor Brunton – Joiner – My Apprenticeship Story Ever since I was young, I knew that my long term career goal was to become a joiner, so when at school, I applied myself in subjects such as woodwork and technical drawing, to ensure that I had the necessary skills and qualifications required. Upon… Read more »

Severe Weather Warning

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The current adverse weather conditions are set to continue over the weekend of 3 and 4 March and are having a major impact on the ability of our staff to safely travel to our customers’ homes and undertake repairs and maintenance work.   Our repairs team are mobile today Friday 2 March and will endeavour to complete repairs… Read more »

Customer Review Panel

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Our Customer Review Panel is made up of a small group of tenants who are interested in how Waverley works, how it provides its services to tenants, and by looking at our processes, lets Waverley know how they consider, as tenants, things could be done better. We reported that 92.6% of our tenants responding to our last Satisfaction Survey in March… Read more »

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 »

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