Latest news

  1. 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
  2. Are you experiencing problems with your water supply? Read our advice on frozen pipes

    One of the most common problems households can face in extremely cold conditions is water freezing in the condensate pipe (the waste pipe that takes the condensation from your boiler to your drain outside). Read the official British Gas advice on how to defrost your pipes. 

    02 Mar 2018 08:00
  3. ENGIE apprenticeship helps one of our residents back into a career!

    One of our residents has secured an apprenticeship offered by ENGIE Places and Communities, Watford Community Housing’s improvement programme contractor, helping her find a new career after some time out of work.

    23 Feb 2018 08:00
  4. Our residents’ associations upgrade their skills!

    Last week, TPAS, the tenant engagement experts, visited our offices to deliver some training on ‘being a brilliant resident’, and we invited our residents’ associations along.

    21 Feb 2018 08:00
  5. Water and sewerage charges - Frequently asked questions

    Water and sewerage charges - Frequently asked questions

    As you may now be aware, the way you pay your water and sewerage charges will be changing. In order to clear up any potential confusion we have put together a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

    02 Feb 2018 08:00
  6. New hub coming soon to Abbots Langley!

    We’re pleased to announce the opening of a new community hub in School Mead, Abbots Langley. 

    25 Jan 2018 08:00
  7. Watford Community Housing repairs team ‘superhero’ acts quickly to extinguish van fire

    Andrew Wallington, a Multi-Skilled Operative from our repairs team, has been hailed as a ‘superhero’ after he saved one man’s livelihood by using a jetting machine to put out a car fire he saw on St Albans Road on his way to a repair job.

    18 Jan 2018 08:00
  8. Watford Community Housing appoint Mulalley and Co for the delivery of its largest project to date

    Watford Community Housing has appointed Mulalley and Co as the contractor for the delivery of an ambitious regeneration project, which will see much-needed new homes, important community facilities and green spaces developed for the Meriden estate in Watford.

    15 Jan 2018 08:00
  9. Unfair repair scams - protect yourself from fraud!

    Has someone offered to make repairs to your home for a price that seems too good to be true? If so, you may have been a victim of fraud.

    09 Jan 2018 08:00
  10. Take part in the government's tenant engagement survey

    This feedback questionnaire offers an opportunity for all council, housing association and housing co-op tenants to express their views on key issues and concerns related to social housing based on their own housing experience.

    19 Dec 2017 22:00
  11. Watford Community Housing delivers 10 apprenticeships in 10th anniversary year

    As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, Watford Community Housing is delivering excellent career opportunities through a range of apprenticeships across the organisation.

    19 Dec 2017 08:00
  12. Christmas opening hours at our head office

    Watford Community Housing's main office will be open for reduced hours over the festive period. However, our emergency repair service will continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    17 Dec 2017 08:00
  13. Hampers for heroes!

    Our improvements contractor Keepmoat has given us 4 treat-filled hampers to give away to some of our local community heroes!

    12 Dec 2017 11:00
  14. Making it easier for you to share your views with surveys via text!

    So that we don’t take up too much of your time, we have been trialling new ways of sending out our satisfaction surveys.

    12 Dec 2017 08:00
  15. Universal credit is coming soon - are you ready?

    Universal credit is arriving in Watford. Find out more about it here, including when it will affect your area. 

    28 Nov 2017 08:00
  16. Swannells Walk play area - temporary closure

    Unfortunately, due to some vandalism which has damaged equipment, Swannells Walk play area is closed until further notice. 

    24 Nov 2017 08:00
  17. Our new computer recruits pass with flying colours!

    We’ve been campaigning for digital inclusion – we want everyone to have the opportunity to get more confident online and to engage with us in quicker, more cost-efficient way.

    17 Nov 2017 10:00
  18. Residents take a landmark trip to the Houses of Parliament

    We all know what the building looks like, but how many people get to see inside the Houses of Parliament?

    17 Nov 2017 08:00
  19. The way you pay your water charge is changing!

    From 1st April 2018 all Watford Community Housing tenants will pay their water bills directly to Affinity Water. Read on for everything you need to know right now. 

    14 Nov 2017 08:00
  20. Have you ordered from our new Involvement Menu?

    We're holding a launch day for our involvement menu on 30th November! Find out more about the event and about getting involved. 

    02 Nov 2017 08:00
  21. Are you looking for a nifty way to have fun and make friends?

    Garden centre trips, Tai Chi, flower arranging, theatre trips, parties, air shows… the list of things our Nifty Fifties group gets up to is long and diverse!

    13 Oct 2017 08:00
  22. Coming soon: new service standards and a brand new menu…

    We’ve recently launched a new set of service standards, which you’ll soon be receiving through the post.

    11 Oct 2017 08:00
  23. Longcroft's green-fingered residents blossom with a gardening competition

    This summer the Longcroft Social Committee held a gardening competition for residents of the sheltered scheme and the surrounding area.

    27 Sep 2017 08:00
  24. Applefest!

    This Saturday we hosted a stall at Abbots Langley's Applefest!

    26 Sep 2017 08:00
  25. Introducing our new look

    You might have noticed that as part of our tenth anniversary celebrations Watford Community Housing has got a new look, including a new logo. It’s always nice to have a change, but it’s important to us that you know why we’ve updated our look.

    21 Sep 2017 08:00
  26. Our supported housing achieves an increased 'good provider' rating!

    The Centre for Housing and Support recently carried out an assessment of our supported housing services, and the results saw our accreditation rise to 'good provider', with some core standards areas rating as ‘outstanding’.

    20 Sep 2017 08:00
  27. Have you tested your heating ahead of winter?

    Summer is nearly over, so now is a good time to test your heating is in full working order. It's good to test now, because if there are any problems we can arrange to fix them before the cold weather hits. 

    14 Sep 2017 11:00
  28. Our 10th birthday celebrations brighten the day!

    On Saturday, Watford Community Housing hosted a community festival in order to celebrate its 10th birthday with residents, staff, local organisations and families all attending a free fun day at Watford’s Meriden estate.

    14 Sep 2017 08:00
  29. Allpay duplicate payments - update

    Some residents may have been affected by an Allpay system issue which resulted in duplicate payments being taken from accounts on the 8th September

    11 Sep 2017 08:00
  30. Staff training on Wednesday 13th September

    On Wednesday 13th September all Watford Community Housing staff will be attending essential training in order to improve our services.

    06 Sep 2017 08:00
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