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  1. 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
  2. Our 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Easter opening times at Gateway House

    Over the Easter bank holiday our opening hours will change. 

    23 Mar 2018 08:00
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
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