Welcomefrom Chief Exec Steve
It's been a year since I became Chief Exec, and I can
honestly say it's been the most fulfilling year of my
working life. I'm extremely proud of the work that our
teams are doing to help you stay up-to-date with your
rent as Universal Credit continues to be introduced,
and I know that you value this too.
We say hello to our new Communities Director, Kevin
Hornsby. Kevin will be a great addition to our team and
I know he's already enjoying his time here. Check out
page 17 to find out more about him.
I am also really pleased that we continue to build
new homes across our region. Although our recent
governance downgrade is disappointing, we
are already progressing work to streamline our
governance structures and to improve the way our
boards look at risks to the business. We hope this will
help us get back to a G1 rating as quickly as possible.
I know how important the environments around your
homes are and, after listening to your views, we
are increasing our resources in this area. We have
reshaped our departments into a new Neighbourhood
Services team to make sure all works which affect the
environment are brought together in one place. This
should help us to make our communities somewhere
to be proud of. Find out more on page 16.
Looking ahead, I am excited for the Ongo Carnival
that will take place on Wednesday 7 August. There
was a record turnout in 2018 and there are plenty of
great activities, stalls and information on offer this
year. Also, our annual Dine and Dance event will be on
Monday 16 December. Take a look at page 20 for more
on both events.
Finally, I know that you may have questions you would
like to ask me, so I will be taking to Facebook on
Wednesday 5 June at 2pm. I will be happy to answer
any questions about anything Ongo related. So, if
you're not busy, pop on to facebook.com/OngoHomes
on that day and ask away.