Welcome to your annual report special
edition of Key News.
Every year we produce an annual report which looks
back at our achievements over the last 12 months.
2017/18 was certainly a busy year and there are no
signs of slowing down this year either.
The annual report is a chance to reflect on what's
gone well for us, and where we can improve to give
our tenants an even better service. Highlights for me
this last year include seeing the work in Westcliff
really take shape, especially the opening of The Arc.
It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, I can
personally recommend a bacon butty and coffee from
their brilliant cafe. All the new homes we're building is
also something I'm really proud of. Check out page 16
for more info.
The Grenfell fire tragedy was something that had an
impact on housing associations across the country last
year. It was incredibly important for us here at Ongo
to make sure we reassured our tenants, which was
why our Board were fully supportive in giving us the
go ahead to spend £800,000 installing sprinklers in all
our high rise flats. This was to offer our tenants living
there some extra reassurance and peace of mind.
We've also moved into our new office this year, it's
right in Scunthorpe town centre so is really accessible.
We're just a five minute walk from the bus station and
there's car parks close by.
It's been six months since I started my role as Chief
Exec and it's been both busy and brilliant at the same
time. Attending the Ongo Carnival is always one of my
favourite events of the year, you can see photos from
the day on pages 12-13, and it was great to see record
numbers of you attend. We're well underway with
our new Corporate Plan too and lots of you have been
involved and had your say on what's important to you.
Thanks for getting involved, and there'll be lots more
opportunities as we progress with it.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Key News; we'd love
to hear what you think. Drop our editor a line and let
them know if there's anything you'd like to see next