News and Events
Thank you to all those who attended the 2016 FER AGM and Big Day Out.
This year we had nearly 40 households join us and cast their vote to choose the new Federation of Estuary Residents committee. Many also took part in our amazing photo competition where attendees had the chance to win a £50 family hamper!
You can still share your photos and win! Email any pictures from the day to BigDayOut2016@estuary.co.uk
The results are in!
The 2016 Estuary in Bloom entries have been shortlisted and judged and the winner announced.
A huge well done to Sharon Swaffer, who walks away with our first prize for her wonderful entry, including some imaginatively used pink wellies!
Norman Robins, Vice-Chair of the Federation of Estuary Residents sadly passed away on Friday 16th September
Norman, an Estuary tenant for 15 years, was passionate about resident involvement and was Vice-Chair of the FER and Chair of the Woodgrange Drive Resident Association for many years. He always went the extra mile, and cared about the lives of people in his community.
He was recently involved in changing the FER Constitution and this was agreed by tenants at the FER AGM on Saturday 17th September. He constantly spoke on behalf of the tenants who live on the Woodgrange Drive Estate. If he could make even a small change to help residents he would go out of his way to do so. In 2015 he was recognised for his community work at the 2015 TPAS Awards (Tenant Participation Advisory Service) where he was runner up in the national Tenant of the Year Awards.
We are truly appreciative of the time that Norman gave to Estuary Housing Association, helping us to improve the services that tenants receive. Thank you Norman. You will be truly missed by residents and staff, rest in peace.
If you would like to write a message in the condolence book, this is located in the Centre Place Family Centre.
A selection of 25 two bedroom apartments each with its own patio, balcony or terrace. Minimum 40% share available for Shared Ownership sale. Priority will go to those living in the borough of Southend-on-Sea
For more details and to register your interest, click here, email us at email@example.com or call 0300 304 5000.
What is STAR?
STAR is perception survey aimed at measuring customers’ views, impressions and opinions about their landlord and the services it delivers
This information will help us identify any areas for improvement. It will also help us to consider responses from different resident groups and geographical areas to ensure that we are delivering our services fairly to all.
Why are we carrying out the survey?
The survey is a requirement for social landlords. The core questions have been designed by Housemark and the responses will be submitted to them to enable us to benchmark our performance against other social landlords.
Every completed and survey returned by Thursday 20th October will be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win a share of £250 of Love2Shop vouchers!
Are you a single parent, living in the Southend area? Then ‘Work it’ is a course for you.
Every Monday and Friday – 9.30 am to 12.30 pm – The Hub, Victoria Shopping Centre, Southend-on-Sea.
2016 start dates: 12th September and 7th November
2017 start dates: 9th January and 6th March
For more details – click here
Children from the Woodgrange Drive Estate Get Busy Painting Old Tyres and Transforming Them into Planters
The 8 – 12 year olds who attend the youth club run by Triple T in Estuary Housing Association’s Family Centre wanted to do something garden related. Estuary Housing have been experiencing a problem of people dumping tyres on the estate so Clint Ford and Caroline Creasey who spend their time keeping the estate gardens in top condition suggested painting the tyres.
The children loved the challenge, they got to choose their own designs and chose plants grown in Estuary’s community garden. Everyone is delighted with the finished designs which look fantastic and brighten up the estate.