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Access to fire risk assessments
and grass cutting updates
You can now check out fire risk assessments for highrise
and retirement living schemes online.
This allows you to see what is being done to reduce risks.
Go to ongo.co.uk and search 'fire risk assessments' to
have a look.
Also, for those living in our retirement living schemes,
you can now check when the grass was last cut. You can
also see when hedges were last trimmed, when weeds
were sprayed, and when leaves were collected. It shows
the schedule for future work too.
All this information is available at
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The National Centre for Diversity (NCD) has updated its
standards for accreditation, now referring to FREDIE as
the overarching definition for EDI. FREDIE stands for:
Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and
We are recognised as investors and leaders in Diversity,
and we are wholeheartedly committed to each and every
aspect of FREDIE. We have a Steering Group, made up
of tenants and staff, that meet every three months to
champion and raise the profile of EDI in everything
If you would like to find
out more about the
group, check out page 13.
An event was held in March to mark the completion of 50
new homes at Ivor Grove in Balby, a suburb of Doncaster.
There was a mix of new residents, our staff, the Mayor of
Doncaster, plus Doncaster Council and Homes England
staff in attendance.
Martin Phillips, Development Manager, said: "This was
a culmination of lots of hard work, and it was great to
see so many people there to celebrate the success of the
This is just one of the many developments we are
working on and have planned for the future.
Find out how many new homes we are aiming to build in
Kevin's section on page 17.
Smart heating trial
We are trialling a new product to help develop better,
smarter and cheaper heating in homes.
A group of 46 tenants are testing a smart heating device
which helps to control heating and energy use via an app
on a smart phone. The units were installed earlier this
year and will be in homes for two years.
Initial tests show that a saving of 15-20% can be made
on heating bills.
We are always on the lookout
for product testers, so keep
an eye on our website
ongo.co.uk or on our
social media to find out
when we are recruiting