Arcon is part of development joint venture across Greater Manchester
We are delighted to be one of the 25 social landlords which will deliver Greater Manchester Housing Providers’ ambition to build 16,000 homes over the next five years.
This ground-breaking partnership allows Arcon to punch above its weight in terms of development delivery. By working together, we have the capacity and resources to address the issue of supply of new affordable homes, as well as the ability to drive our combined manifesto, ‘Our Ambition to Deliver.’ Our joint commitment is to create more than 1,000 new apprenticeships and to help combat homelessness and rough sleeping in our region by working collectively and with private sector landlords to provide better temporary accommodation.
Our group can double the 8,000 homes we have built across Manchester over the last five years, utilising the expertise of Arcon’s specialist development team.
Abbey Hey Fun Day
Arcon was pleased to sponsor this family friendly event at the Hare and Hound pub in Abbey Hey, Gorton, raising a fantastic £780 for local causes, Active Me and Murray Machines Gym. Great to see the Abbey Hey community once again pulling together for another thrilling day to help unify the local community. Active Me studios provide training in dance and acting for local young children and adults. Murray Machines Gym have been seeking funds to help equip a junior gym.
It’s also great to see a range of fun activities across our communities, including the Trafford Live Festival, Gorton Carnival and Wythenshawe Games.
Investing in improvement works
We are close to completing the first tranche of 40 new bathrooms at Blackley. We will then move onto the second phase of 35 new bathrooms in Blackley, then renewing 20 bathrooms at Albert Avenue, 11 at Park House and eight at Chestnut Court. The total spend for 122 new bathrooms is £400,000, which shows our commitment to invest in our communities.
Our roof renewals at Sandringham and Blenheim Courts in Blackley were completed in four weeks, one week under time and within tender.
Our windows and roofline works at Fir Court in Macclesfield were completed under budget and is our first project with Grosvenor Windows, one of the first initiatives in the North West to use recycled windows and glazing.
Salford City Council Allocation Policy Review
Salford City Council would like your input to help ensure that their housing Allocation Policy continues to fit local needs and is fit for purpose.
Salford City Council’s Allocation Policy came into force in April 2016. Since then, we have seen changes in both Government policy and legislation, as well as local housing markets and the need and demand for housing and housing services.
The deadline to complete the survey is Friday October 12, 2018, so please submit your comments and views on the Allocations Policy and proposals for change, in line with new legislation and emerging housing market changes:
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service is offering a free Safe and Well visit to help residents, including a fire risk assessment in their homes, safety advice, as well as testing and fitting smoke alarms. If you would like a Safe and Well visit, please email: Contact@ManchesterFire.gov.uk or phone 0800 555815.
New Housing Minister and Housing Green Paper
We look forward to working with Kit Malthouse as the new Housing Minister, as well as continuing to working closely with our regulator Homes England. It was disappointing to not see the long-awaited ‘wide-ranging’ Housing Green Paper published before Parliament’s summer recess. We hope to see this shortly and wait with interest to see its impacts across the housing sector.
As always, if you have any issues or would like to get involved in our Tenant Scrutiny Committee, please contact our Customer Hub on 0161 2144120.