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.

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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

Proud to support Family Safety Week

Accidents are the biggest killer of children and young people. Every week at least one child under-5 is killed because of an accident, with disadvantaged children most at risk.

Please help us to help you – repairing your home

As a tenant, you have a responsibility to make sure that the property you are renting remains in good condition and repair during your occupancy.

Events

Next Board meeting Tuesday 3rd July 2018

The next meeting of the STAR Housing Board is on Tuesday 3rd July

Next Board Finance, Audit & Risk Subcommittee Meeting Monday 25th June

The next meeting of the Finance, Audit & Risk Subcommittee meeting is on Monday 25th June

Next Board Development Subcommittee Meeting Tuesday 17th July

The next meeting of the Development Subcommittee meeting is on Tuesday 17th July

Clean up session with a skip, Park View communal garden in Broseley

From 04.06.2018 to 04.06.2018

We’ll be at Park View communal garden in Broseley on Monday 4th June 2018 from 10am until 12pm as part of a series of summer events.

Sheltered scheme drop in, Wilkinson Avenue in Broseley

From 04.06.2018 to 04.06.2018

We’ll be visiting Wilkinson Avenue sheltered housing scheme in Broseley on Monday 4th June 2018 as part of our series of summer events.