Latest news

  1. Successful partnership working gives a former problem property a new lease of life

    A house which was formerly the site of serious anti-social behaviour issues is now being refurbished and given a new lease of life thanks to successful partnership working between Watford Community Housing and Hertfordshire Constabulary.

    04 Dec 2018 08:00
  2. Promoting wellbeing for women with a Ladies’ Day!

    We brought together a range of local services to host a Ladies’ Day at the Meriden Community Centre. The day focused on helping local women find out about useful organisations in Hertfordshire, and gave anyone who might be struggling a pampering in the process!

    27 Nov 2018 08:00
  3. Jump in! Treating single parent families to a trampolining trip

    During half term, Watford Community Housing invited single parents and their children to a free trip to Jump In in Borehamwood as part of a new support group.

    16 Nov 2018 10:00
  4. Keep your home secure this autumn

    Hertfordshire Constabulary is reminding residents to keep their homes secure and report suspicious behaviour during the darker winter evenings.

    16 Nov 2018 08:00
  5. Share your views on housing

    Have you noticed more about social housing in the news lately? Do you have strong views about the future of social housing and how the people providing it should run those homes?

    16 Oct 2018 08:00
  6. Celebrating 100 upgrades with Engie!

    Our contractor Engie recently completed the 100th kitchen or bathroom refurbishment to be carried out through our improvement programme this year.

    04 Oct 2018 08:00
  7. Making rent payments over the phone is now cheaper!

    One of the ways you can pay your rent is to call Allpay and make the payment over the phone. We're pleased to announce that there is now a new, low-cost number you can call, so you won't be paying premium phone rates when you call. 

    26 Sep 2018 08:00
  8. You said, we did! How we’ve been delivering better services for you

    It’s really important to us that we listen and respond to the feedback you give us. Whether it’s offering better online services, improving your communities or changing the way we process your reports, we’re always working hard to deliver a better service in response to your comments.  

    25 Sep 2018 08:00
  9. Help us shape our Tenant Offer – and win a £25 Intu voucher!

    In order to give you the chance to have your say on what the Tenant Offer for our business plan 2020 - 2025 will include, we’ve set up a survey where you can share your thoughts.

    21 Sep 2018 08:00
  10. Your guide to what's covered by our repairs service

    To make sure we're clear with you about the things we fix and the areas that are up to you, we've created this new, handy guide to our repairs service. 

    21 Sep 2018 08:00
  11. Ground-breaking ceremony held for Clarendon Living’s first development in East Hertfordshire

    A ground-breaking ceremony has been held to mark Clarendon Living’s first development in East Hertfordshire!

    18 Sep 2018 08:00
  12. Our Heads of Service Q&A

    Heads of Service Q&A

    Monday night saw our first 'Heads of Service Q&A' session take place at Gateway House, giving you a chance to come along and ask your questions prior to our annual general meeting. 

    07 Sep 2018 08:00
  13. Offering you half price on pre-loved furniture at 9 Lives!

    Watford Community Housing tenants can now get a 50% discount on a huge range of items from second-hand furniture shop 9 Lives!

    17 Aug 2018 08:00
  14. Your voice, your choice! Helping parents and teenagers to learn about healthy relationships

    We supported Herts Young Homeless in providing its advice and learning session on forming healthy relationships to parents and teenagers aged 11-16.

    16 Aug 2018 08:00
  15. Working wonders as part of a work experience team with Engie!

    ENGIE, our contractors on our improvement programme, are helping people get back to work by offering apprenticeships, placements and work experience opportunities through their Social Value initiative.

    10 Aug 2018 08:00
  16. Let’s get digital! Residents learn how to get online in our first Hertfordshire Adult Learning courses

    As part of our commitment to empowering tenants and investing in our communities, we’re funding ten courses with Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service (HAFLS).

    11 Jul 2018 08:00
  17. Are you a single parent looking for a chance to socialise?

    We know that being a single parent can be isolating and difficult at times – but with the right support and advice, it can be truly rewarding.

    27 Jun 2018 08:00
  18. Your privacy matters - find out how we handle personal information

    We take your privacy seriously, so we’ve put together everything you need to know in a booklet called ‘Your Privacy Matters’.

    20 Jun 2018 08:00
  19. The way you bid for homes through Watford Borough Council is changing!

    Watford Borough Council is changing the system it uses for property bidding from Herts Choice Homes to a new system called Home Connections.

    15 Jun 2018 08:00
  20. Bringing together new communities with two family fun days!

    Last week during half term we held fun days at our new Hillside hub and at Leavesden Green to celebrate new additions to our communities. 

    04 Jun 2018 08:00
  21. Helping our residents and staff to become even more dementia-friendly

    As part of our commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion, and to coincide with Dementia Action Week, we’ve recently been holding staff training and community awareness sessions about dementia.

    30 May 2018 08:00
  22. Getting a taste of technology with CreatorSpace at Watford Library

    CreatorSpace, a new way to get creative and learn new skills at Watford Library, recently invited our residents to some free taster sessions.

    29 May 2018 08:00
  23. Thanking our volunteers for their incredible work!

    Throughout the year, our volunteers help us to create strong, connected and open community spaces. We wanted to show our volunteers just how much we appreciate what they do, so we held an evening event to say thank you. 

    18 May 2018 08:00
  24. ENGIE apprentice Kelsey Fox sees more on a behind-the-scenes tour

    Back in February, we shared the great news that one our residents was kick-starting her career by taking on an apprenticeship with ENGIE at their site compound on the Harebreaks. Now more than a month into her new job, we invited Kelsey to our head office for a behind-the-scenes tour and to see how she’s getting on.

    10 May 2018 08:00
  25. Getting a taste of what our involvement menu has to offer

    Back in 2017, we launched our new involvement menu, which gives every tenant, local resident or member of the community the chance to engage with us and help improve our services. Two of our residents in particular have had really rewarding experiences as a result of the involvement menu!

    25 Apr 2018 08:00
  26. Stars in their eyes at Cassiobury Park!

    Cassiobury Park was recently host to a stargazing event which saw families in the local community come together to learn all about everything astronomical.

    10 Apr 2018 08:00
  27. Our new digital tenancy services are now live

    Our new digital tenancy services are now live

    Our new digital tenancy services are now live for you to more easily manage your tenancy.

    28 Mar 2018 08:00
  28. Easter opening times at Gateway House

    Over the Easter bank holiday our opening hours will change. 

    23 Mar 2018 08:00
  29. Celebrating Housing Diversity Day

    We promote a culture of integration and acceptance and have run several events this year to encourage our staff and the general public to learn about and appreciate the differences that exist in our society. 

    19 Mar 2018 08:00
  30. Free qualification for residents who want to get involved!

    We're looking to fund two residents who are interested in taking a Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Level two qualification in Housing Practice. The qualification is the equivalent of a GCSE or an NVQ Level 2, and will help you learn more about housing, community activism and the history of the housing sector. 

    08 Mar 2018 08:00
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