Save water and save money

Tips for saving Water

Saving water can be an easy process. The smallest changes can make a huge difference overtime. Remember, around 25% of your energy bill comes from heating water - so being efficient can help cut down on bills too!

If you haven’t got a water meter already, it might be worth considering having one installed. You don’t need permission from us, just contact your water supplier.

Here are some useful tips for saving water from Water UK:

  • Using a lid on a saucepan cuts down the amount of water lost in steam, so you needn’t use as much. Plus, your food will cook quicker!
  • Try washing dark clothes in a colder wash. This saves both water and energy – and it will help keep your clothes their colour.
  • Don’t over-do it! Only boiling the water needed in kettles could save the UK more than £1 million a week.
  • Fill it up! If you have a dishwasher, try to fill it up before putting it on – wasted space is wasted water. Most dishwashers have efficiency modes, use yours if you can!
  • Use a bucket of water, or a trigger-release hose to improve water efficiency when you’re washing your car.
  • Watering your garden in the morning or evening, when temperatures are low, can reduce evaporation levels considerably.
  • Can’t be convinced by a shower? By running your bath just one inch shallower, you can save around 5 litres of water.
  • Put a large bottle or jug into the fridge to ensure cold water is available instantly. Waiting for taps to run cold can waste more than 10 litres every day.
  • Reuse is a great way to save both water and money. If you wash up in a bowl, you can use the water for houseplants.

Work to start on former Baptist Chapel in Shifnal

We are pleased to announce that our appointed builder, J. Harper & Sons Ltd, is due to start construction work on the site of the former Baptist Chapel in Shifnal next week (Monday 23rd April 2018).

Rents Team in Training - Wednesday 11th April

Our rents staff are all in training on Wednesday 11th April. If you wish to make a rent payment please call 0345 678 9009

Garden Competition 2018

We are launching our Garden Competition for 2018 - to enter simply complete this form

A change to our grounds maintenance contract

From 1 April 2018, we are changing who we contract to undertake grounds maintenance on our behalf.

Rent-free fortnight – March 2018

It’s rent-free fortnight from 19 March 2018. As long as you are up to date with your rent payments, you won’t have to pay during these weeks.

Events

Next Board meeting Tuesday 24th April 2018

The next meeting of the STAR Housing Board is on Tuesday 24th April 2018

Next Development Subcommittee meeting Tuesday 8th May 2018

The next meeting of the Development Subcommittee is on Tuesday 8th May 2018

Next Finance, Audit & Risk Subcommittee Meeting 23rd April 2018

The next meeting of the Finance, Audit &Risk Subcommittee meeting is on Monday 23rd April