Community and Involvement

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We want to provide our customers with the best housing service possible. To do that we need you to let us know what you think of our services and what is important to you in your home and your wider community. 

What are the benefits of getting involved?
  • Services can be improved by focusing more on what our customers want and need
  • Communities and neighbourhoods can be improved by bringing together people who care about where they live
  • You can gain new skills and experience which means opportunities for personal development 
How can I get involved?

There are different types of involvement which can include, activities, formal or informal, one off involvement or longer term, whichever suits you best:

  • Give us your feedback - complete and return our satisfaction surveys, send us a Facebook message or simply email us to let us know if you have had a good or bad experience. 
  • Neighbourhood projects - Got an idea of how your community or neighbourhood could be improved? Let your Housing Officer know, we can help! Perhaps you're fed up with a patch of waste land that attracts litter? What about a couple of benches to make the most of a nice view or communal garden? Or even some fruit trees to create a small community orchard? The possibilities are endless!
  • Tenant Inspectors - We are looking for people to be our eyes and ears by reporting repairs, helping us monitor the grass cutting contract and give out information to other tenants. If you are interested in volunteering to be a representative for your block of flats or street, please contact us.
  • Area Panels - Want to get really stuck in and involved in monitoring and improving our services? We have 2 Area Panels, one in the North (Oswestry and surrounding areas) and one in the South (Bridgnorth and surrounding areas). Members of the panels scrutinise service areas and take recommendations to the board. They receive regular service and board updates and review performance and complaint information. (Interested? Follow the link at the bottom of this page for more information.)
  • Residents groups - Want to get together with like minded people in your community? From service issues to finding out what activities are happening in your area.There are already several existing groups, get in touch, we'll tell you where your nearest one is, or help you to get one started in your area.
  • Tenant Board Members - This is the most formal and involved tenant role. Ultimately, board members are company directors, and are responsible for the performance of the organisation. This is perfect for those who have a real interest in housing and have the availability to commit to this very challenging and rewarding role. (Follow the link at the bottom of this page for more information.)

Training and support (such as funding towards transport or child care) can be offered to anyone who wants to get involved and work with us.

There are lots of other different ways to get involved with us, please call or email us to find out more!

Taking a strong stance against anti-social behaviour and drug use

A Closure Order has been secured on a property in Swan Lane, Oswestry after Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing), working closely with West Mercia and Merseyside Police and with support from Shropshire Council’s Legal team, took action a

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Over the last few months we’ve been busy trying to make it even easier for you to get in touch with us.

GDPR - How this affects you

Information about you and your tenancy is recorded on our internal system. Only STAR Housing staff can access this and will only access information about you and your tenancy for relevant purposes.

Brian scoops second place for his contribution to community life

Brian Morris from Oak Gardens in Bridgnorth has scooped second place in the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) Photography Competition 2018 for his outstanding contribution to community life.

Renovation complete as New Century Court re-opens

An important young people’s service in Oswestry is set to re-open following an extensive refurbishment project

Events

Clean up session with a skip, Weston Close in Shifnal

From 24.07.2018 to 24.07.2018

We’ll be on the grass area at Weston Close in Shifnal on Tuesday 24th July 2018 from 2pm until 4pm as part of a series of summer events.

Clean up session with a skip, Meadow Drive in Shifnal

From 24.07.2018 to 24.07.2018

We’ll be at Meadow Drive in Shifnal on Tuesday 24th July 2018 from 4.30pm until 6.30pm as part of a series of summer events.

Pop up and estate walkabout, Fitzalan Close in Whittington

From 25.07.2018 to 25.07.2018

We’ll be in Fitzalan Close in Whittington on Wednesday 25th July 2018 from 2pm until 4pm as part of a series of summer events.

Sheltered scheme drop in, Llwynfields in Oswestry

From 25.07.2018 to 25.07.2018

We’ll be visiting Llwynfields sheltered housing scheme in Oswestry on Wednesday 25th July 2018 as part of our series of summer events.

Clean up session and children’s fun morning, Castlefields in Oswestry

From 31.07.2018 to 31.07.2018

We’ll be in Castlefields in Oswestry on Tuesday 31st July 2018 from 10am until 12pm as part of a series of summer events.