Charter Get Together
October saw the third annual Charter Get Together take place, with over 160 guests in attendance, the stalls were busy with activity and the work of our tenants in their communities was celebrated. The event offered many opportunities for tenants to voice their opinions and get information on the services available to them. Stalls offering information ranging from maintenance and money savers, to the BBC Audience Council Wales surrounded the room; as children enjoyed the activities on offer in the kids zone, where there was plenty of fun to be had making Halloween crafts and enjoying face painting. With 65 nominations made over the Charter in Bloom and Tenants Awards, it was great to see the fantastic work of tenants celebrated during the awards ceremony.
Director of Housing, Stephen Evans, said this:
“We have been overwhelmed with the number and quality of nominations that we received from staff and residents. We know that enabling genuine involvement by our tenants is fundamental to ensuring a great service and continuous improvement. Many Charter tenants dedicate so much of their time voluntarily and take a real pride in their homes and communities, these awards have been organised in recognition of this and as a way of saying thank you.”
Awards for Good Neighbour, Tenant Involvement Champion and Community Project are just a small selection of the prizes awarded on the day in recognition of the work done, time dedicated and difference made by those working in their communities.
The Charter in Bloom competition saw a double win for Cheryl Wintle, who won the prize for Best Back Garden as well as the brilliant Roy Morris Memorial Shield for Outstanding Achievement. After receiving her awards, a delighted Cheryl had this to say;
“To win not just one, but two awards, after a period of two years away from competing, I am absolutely thrilled.”