27 Apr 2012

Royal opening for Salisbury scheme

GreenSquare's Executive Director Ann Cornelius and Head of Development Jo Curson were amongst those who met HRH The Countess of Wessex at the Royal Opening of Alabaré Place in Barnard Street...

18 May 2012

Tidestone is short listed for LABC excellence awards

Tidestone, GreenSquare's construction arm, has been short listed in the 2012 West of England LABC excellence awards for their 43-home development at Pound mead in Corsham, in the Best Social/Afford...

18 May 2012

New play area ‘kicks off’ as sides come together to score a goal!

A new 'Kickabout Zone' has been unveiled at the Little Battens play area in Chippenham – the result of a joint initiative between Chippenham Town Council, GreenSquare, and Wiltshire Council. ...

25 May 2012

GreenSquare's cash and clothing boost for Oxford charity

An Oxford-based charity this week benefitted from our recent name change and re-branding. When OCHA and Westlea housing associations changed their trading name and branding to 'GreenSquare' last mo...

13 Jun 2012

Manor ground development in full swing

The final development on the former Oxford United Football Club site, the Manor Ground, is now in full swing with the first of the two blocks of flats clearly visible. GreenSquare is developing the...

29 Jun 2012

GreenSquare Wheels To Work launched

GreenSquare has launched a new 'Wheels To Work' scheme for people on its 'Whatever' and 'What Now' work placement projects. The scheme makes it easy for those on a placement to get to and from work...

5 Jul 2012

Community portraits street show

Giant photographic portraits of Cowley residents will be on show to traffic and passers-by on Barns Road, Oxford, from Friday (6 July) – thanks to a tie-up between a local artist and the hous...

16 Jul 2012

Corsham community stalwart remembered

The completion of a £5m GreenSquare housing development in Corsham has been celebrated with the unveiling of a street name sign honouring local GP Dr William Burrowes, who had served the loca...

13 Sep 2012

Buy part of your home

At GreenSquare, we are considering offering a limited number of residents the chance to buy from 25% to 100% share of their current home.If you are interested in owning the property you currently l...

20 Sep 2012

Communities Boards’ first Annual Meeting

We would like you to join us at the Communities Boards’ first Annual Meetings. For residents in the Marden area, the meeting is Wednesday 10 October from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Board Room, Barb...

21 Sep 2012

Estate Improvement Fund Event and Isis Communities Board's first Annual Meeting

We would like you to join us for the Estate Improvement Fund Event and Isis Communities Board's first Annual Meeting. The Estate Improvement Fund offers residents the chance to make suggestions for...

24 Sep 2012

Rural Housing Week 24 - 30 September

Affordable housing plays an vital role in maintaining small rural communities. GreenSquare, like other housing associations, plays an important role in providing this affordable housing in rural co...

25 Sep 2012

MP opens refurbished Frys Court

Andrew Smith MP, accompanied by local county councillor Val Smith, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday, 21 September, to officially open the refurbished and improved Frys Court, an e...

26 Sep 2012

GreenSquare's David Ashmore to step down next year

David Ashmore has announced that he will step down as GreenSquare's chief executive in 2013. The exact date is yet to be determined, and will fit in with the appointment of his successor, but it is...

3 Oct 2012

Welfare Reform Bill video

Wiltshire Money has a new video on Youtube giving information about the Welfare Reform Bill. The easy-to-follow video explains the changes that GreenSquare residents need to be aware of. You can se...

18 Oct 2012

Flying the Flag for Rural Housing

The annual Oxfordshire Rural Housing Partnership (ORHP) conference took place recently (26 September), to coincide with the National Housing Federation’s Rural Housing Week. Eighty people att...

23 Oct 2012

GreenSquare supports Homes for Britain campaign

GreenSquare has thrown its support behind the ‘Homes for Britain’ initiative, which presents a united voice for the housing sector and aims to put housing at the top of the political ag...

1 Nov 2012

NHF announces 'Yes to Homes' campaign

The National Housing Federation (NHF) recently announced the start of its ‘Yes to Homes’ campaign as part of its Home Truths 2012 launch. With house prices at an all time high and rents...

1 Nov 2012

GreenSquare Executive elected to NHF regional committee

Ann Cornelius, Executive Director (Customers and Communities) at GreenSquare, has been elected onto the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) South West regional committee for 2012/13. The resu...

2 Nov 2012

GreenSquare runs adult literacy drop-in sessions

GreenSquare, in partnership with Wiltshire Council, has organised a series of drop-in literacy sessions, to provide residents with help and advice on filling in forms and replying to important lett...

7 Nov 2012

Local residents invited to Jet and Whittle site consultation

GreenSquare is inviting local people to a consultation evening on Monday 12 November, to find out more about its plans for the former Jet and Whittle pub site in Podsmead, Gloucester. The event, ta...

9 Nov 2012

NHF launches its Home Truths 2012 report

Ann Cornelius, GreenSquare's Executive Director (Customers and Communities) and a member of the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) South West regional committee, joined MPs and councillors f...

14 Nov 2012

Positive feedback at Jet and Whittle site consultation

GreenSquare invited local people to a consultation evening this week (Monday 12 November), to find out more about its plans for the former Jet & Whittle pub site in Podsmead, Gloucester. The ev...

16 Nov 2012

Gloucester-based Oxbode joins GreenSquare Group

Oxbode Housing Association, based in Gloucester, has announced that it is now part of the GreenSquare housing group. Oxbode – a charitable industrial and provident society, set up in 1992 to ...

20 Nov 2012

Residents make a bid for communal improvements

A new bin store, extra parking spaces, and the planting of a willow tree were just some of what was given the go-ahead when GreenSquare residents and board members voted on how to spend £25,0...

22 Nov 2012

Domestic abuse awareness week

GreenSquare's supported housing team is leading our support for Wiltshire domestic abuse awareness week, which commenced on Monday 19 November.As part of the campaign, coordinated by Wiltshire Comm...

22 Nov 2012

GreenSquare roadshows a success

GreenSquare organised a series of roadshows recently, to give residents the chance to meet staff and give feedback on what’s been going on in their neighbourhoods – and to get advice an...

28 Nov 2012

GreenSquare announces empty homes initiative

GreenSquare, in partnership with Stroud District Council, has launched an empty homes initiative to bring unused properties back into use and increase the housing supply in the area. It coincides w...

28 Nov 2012

GreenSquare awarded SHIFT Silver status

GreenSquare has been recognised for its efforts to reduce environmental impacts by being awarded Silver status from the Sustainability Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT). The SHIFT Index is a sustain...

29 Nov 2012

GreenSquare helps boost residents’ energy efficiency

GreenSquare has been working hard to ensure its homes are energy efficient and easy to heat – with one resident making a saving of over £800 a year after improvements to her property we...

7 Dec 2012

GreenSquare demonstrates a smarter way of working

GreenSquare is featured in a new guide entitled ‘Smarter Ways of Working’, thanks to its innovative approach to fleet management. The new guide, which features illustrations by Private ...

7 Dec 2012

Festive celebration in Rose Hill

To mark the start of the Christmas season, a community celebration will be taking place on The Oval in Rose Hill on Saturday, 8 December.Rose Hill residents are in for a treat with an official swit...

7 Dec 2012

Community fund awards grant to local charity

GreenSquare has awarded dementia charity Daybreak Oxford a grant of over £400 to help fund its day clubs for people with dementia in Oxfordshire. The funding is from the housing group’s...

17 Dec 2012

Bringing Parklands back to life

The latest development by Haboakus – GreenSquare's joint venture with Hab Housing – was revealed when members of the public were invited to a 'find out more' event in December. Haboakus...

18 Dec 2012

Christmas comes early to Croxford Gardens

Seasonal celebrations got underway in Croxford Gardens this week (Wednesday, 12 December) as residents got into the festive spirit at a community organised Christmas party. The event, which took pl...