2 HELLO FROM STEVE HEPWORTH
It's now been a couple of months since I took over from
Andy Orrey as Chief Executive and I can honestly say
that for me this is the best job in the world. Ongo is
such a great organisation filled with fantastic people
who together with our tenants do such positive things
for our communities. Being asked to lead it is a
Andy Orrey is a hard act to follow and nothing
demonstrated this better than when I was able to open
The Arc in Westcliff recently. The new building really
reflects what Ongo is about, and Andy made sure that
we put the resources in place to make this happen.
There's a lot going on here at Ongo. As well as
the opening of The Arc, we're busy building and
developing new homes too. From 41 new homes in the
Westcliff area, to homes on the Albert Marson Court
site in Scunthorpe, as well as a brilliant new specialist
housing scheme for people living with Dementia. You
can find out more about these developments in our
special feature on page 13.
Speaking of new developments, our new homes on
Parkwood Avenue in Scunthorpe have won the Local
Authority (LABC) award for Best New Housing project,
and of course we have made the move into our
You can see photos of our new HQ on page 10, but
we'll also be holding a tenant open day so that you can
come and look around the new building. We're really
proud of it, and we hope you will be too. Our open day
is scheduled for 30 July at 11.30am - 1.30pm, and you
can register your attendance by emailing customer.
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling on 01724
279900. Register your attendance by 23 July 2018.
One of my most important jobs as the new Chief Exec
is to think about our future, which involves producing
a new Corporate Plan to set out our direction for the
next few years. Your views are really important to
us, so if you'd like to have your say, please visit ongo.
co.uk/haveyoursay or log onto your My Home account.
If you don't have the internet, don't worry. You can
pick up a survey from our Customer Services Team or
get in touch and we will post one to you.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Key News. Please have
your say on the future of Ongo by contributing to our
new Corporate Plan and come see us at Ongo House
if you can. I hope to do some live Q&A sessions on our
Ongo Facebook page soon too so make sure you like us
Best wishes, Steve