Due to the national lockdown, the Management Team Walkabout planned for Tarling Close in November is cancelled. If you are a Tarling resident and have any estate issues you wish to raise, please speak with...
Posted 05 Nov 2020
Posted on the 27th July 2020
I hope you are well at this unusual and challenging time in all our lives. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we are writing to all Keniston residents with an update about our services.
You will be aware that since the national lockdown on 23rd March, our office has been closed. Our priority throughout this period has been to provide as good a landlord service as possible, while respecting the safety of our residents, our staff and our contractors.
To this end, we have maintained our essential work and services, with Keniston staff mainly working from home and through contact via telephone, email, online and via text. Our repairs service has continued to operate, initially restricted to just emergency and essential repairs, but since July 1st we have expanded the service to all repairs. Do please contact us if you have any outstanding repairs in your home. In addition, we have opened up dedicated phone lines for different services and these are shown at the end of this letter as a reminder.
Please note that the legal requirement for landlords to ensure all our homes are safe continues. Electrical testing and Gas Safety checks remain as important as ever. We will continue to work with residents to ensure we meet our legal obligations wherever possible, while recognising that some people are wary about visitors to their homes.
As the lockdown is being eased, while we appreciate ‘normality’ is still some way away, we are now able to offer our residents a wider range of services:
Keniston’s office has been configured to allow a small number of staff to return to work there, following government guidance about safe working. At this time, we are not able to have visitors, so we are not open to residents. Going forward, we will plan to be able to have visits, but this will be strictly by appointment only, and only where we are otherwise unable to provide an effective service. Please contact your housing officer by phone or email if you need to reach us.
Keniston staff are normally available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. The exception is that we are currently only able to take non-urgent repair calls in the morning between 9am and 12:30. If you cannot get through for any reason, please email email@example.com and we will be able to help you.
If you know of anyone who is vulnerable and in need of assistance or you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please contact us. We will be able to arrange for a colleague to phone to check on their wellbeing.
For more information, please refer to our website where there are info leaflets with helpful advice. We also share all updates on our social media pages.
I hope this letter has given you useful information. Please contact us if you have any comments or further queries.
☎ 01689 889702 ⏰ 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Emergency or urgent only – An emergency repair is where the defect is likely to cause damage to the property or is a threat to the health and safety of the occupants
☎ 01689 889704 ⏰ 9am to 12:30pm Monday to Friday
Routine, non-urgent – non-emergency works such as a minor leak
☎ Sharon Hobbs & Diane Thompson 01689 889706 (Housing Officers)
☎ Andrea Spittle & Susan Rimmer 01689 889705 (Housing Officers)
Posted 05 Nov 2020
We all know that the Government has imposed a new national lockdown from Thursday 5th November. At Keniston we have looked carefully at what this means about our services for residents. While our office remains...
Posted 05 Nov 2020