19 Jan 2017

Big news as Rose Hill awarded Lottery grant

On 17 January, GreenSquare secured £458,100 from the Big Lottery Fund to continue, and develop, its Rose Hill Regeneration project, and support activities for residents in Rose Hill, Oxford. ...

20 Jan 2017

Award winning community garden plans expansion

Thanks to the success of a community garden in Calne, GreenSquare will be working in partnership Wiltshire Wildlife Trust to extend the project.  Residents at Page Close in Calne have worked h...

20 Jan 2017

Gertie celebrates 101st birthday

Royal Wootton Bassett resident Gertrude Tippetts celebrated her 101st birthday this week, with a celebration lunch with her fellow residents at GreenSquare’s Springfield House. Gertrude,...

30 Jan 2017

Bringing gas servicing in house

We have recently reviewed the way we carry out gas servicing and have made the decision to form an in-house Gas Servicing team to make sure that you are warm, safe and happy in your home.  Thi...

1 Feb 2017

Your chance to get involved with Oxford art theatre project

Art project 'Letters to Myself' is looking for Oxford residents to write a letter to their past, present or future selves ahead of its show in the Burton Taylor Studio at Oxford Playhouse on Tuesda...

2 Feb 2017

NHF launches Home Truths report 2016/17

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has released its Home Truths 2016/17 report today, which shows that the average price of a home in more than 10 times the average salary.  The research in...

3 Feb 2017

An affordable home is still out of reach for many

Research issued by the National Housing Federation (NHF) this week, shows the average price of a home in Wiltshire is now £276,295 – almost 11 times the average salary. Those who choose...

6 Feb 2017

GreenSquare to tackle Gloucestershire's new home challenge

Representatives from GreenSquare joined housing, construction, health and planning professionals at an event on Friday (10 February) in a bid to solve Gloucestershire’s housing crisis. Latest...

10 Feb 2017

GreenSquare donates £750 to OxHoP

GreenSquare has donated funds raised by its staff to homeless charity Oxford Homeless Pathways (OxHoP).At the end of 2016, 15 members of GreenSquare staff embarked on a 10 mile walk from the compan...

15 Feb 2017

GreenSquare promotes responsible pet ownership

GreenSquare has worked with a local charity to rehome some ferrets found living with one of its tenants in a flat in Oxford. GreenSquare became aware that there were five ferrets living at the addr...

16 Feb 2017

Residents share the love this Valentine's Day

GreenSquare residents living at John Watson House in Royal Wootton Bassett celebrated Valentine's Day in style, hosting a lunch for the community and raising money for charity at the same time. Mor...

24 Feb 2017

Local community invited to open day at The Paddocks

People in West Oxfordshire are invited to an open day at GreenSquare’s extra care scheme, The Paddocks, next month (March) to find out more about what independent retirement living has to off...

24 Feb 2017

Residents invited to Woodroffe Square consultation

GreenSquare is moving forward with plans to regenerate Woodroffe Square in Calne and is inviting local residents to come along to a consultation event to find out more about the proposals. The Wood...

8 Mar 2017

GreenSquare speakers at Housing Technology Conference 2017

This year's Housing Technology conference is now underway in Oxford, bringing together influential and senior IT and business practitioners to explore the use and benefits of technology in the soci...

15 Mar 2017

Plans for regeneration in Calne well received

GreenSquare's plans to move forward with the regeneration of Woodroffe Square in Calne have been welcomed by local residents. More than 30 households came along to a consultation event at the begin...

20 Mar 2017

Barns Place shortlisted for RIBA Award 2017

GreenSquare's latest development in Oxford, Barns Place, has been shortlisted for a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South 2017 Award. Barns Place, which comprises 40 contemporary apart...

20 Mar 2017

Culverhay houses to be used for firefighter training

Houses in Cricklade that are earmarked for demolition are to be used by local firefighters for training over the next few weeks. GreenSquare has granted Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Servi...

24 Mar 2017

Staff get into the Red Nose Day spirit

Staff at GreenSquare donned red and enjoyed a 'bring and share' lunch to raise money for Comic Relief yesterday (Thursday 23 March).  People were encourged to come to work dressed in red and b...

20 Apr 2017

Regeneration plans in Culverhay get green light

GreenSquare's regeneration plan for Culverhay in Cricklade, which includes plans to demolish 65 older properties and replace them with 109 new ones, has today (Thursday 20 April) been granted plann...

20 Apr 2017

Work begins on assisted-living apartments in Oxford

GreenSquare has started on site at a development in Oxford, to build new homes specifically for people with learning disabilities. The new housing development at Brasenose Driftway in East Oxford w...

27 Apr 2017

Injunction successfully served by text message

GreenSquare has successfully served an injunction order via text for the first time, after the son of a tenant, who was threatening and abusive towards a staff member, proved too evasive and diffic...

27 Apr 2017

Contractor for Culverhay regeneration announced

GreenSquare has announced the contractor it has selected to carry out the work to build new properties in Cricklade, as part of its wider regeneration plans for the area. Following a successful ten...

27 Apr 2017

GreenSquare demonstrates zero tolerance against violence

Last month, GreenSquare was successful in obtaining two injunctions, lasting for two years, against a female tenant and her violent partner. The female tenant had allowed her male partner, who had ...

28 Apr 2017

Making it simpler and easier for you to contact us

Over the last few months, we have been making changes to our customer services, to make it even simpler and easier for you to contact us.  You will hopefully have read about these updates in t...

8 May 2017

New Board chair appointed at GreenSquare

Robin Bailey has been appointed as the new GreenSquare Group Chair, taking over from Hilary Gardner. Robin has a strong customer ethos and has been very interested in improving both customer and em...

8 May 2017

Do you have a good neighbour?

We are delighted to launch our Good Neighbour Awards to recognise people in the community who go ‘above and beyond’ to help make life easier for others. Perhaps someone has helped you t...

8 May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness week (8-14 May). Run by the Mental Health Foundation, the theme of this year's awareness week is 'surviving or thriving?' Good mental health is more th...

15 May 2017

Stay resilient to cyber threats

You will have heard on the news over the weekend that the recent Wanna Decryptor ransomware attack affected a reported 125,000 systems across over 100 countries, including the NHS in the UK. It was...

18 May 2017

Grant Addison - a tribute

It’s with great sadness that we share news that Grant Addison, member of the GreenSquare Customer Service Committee, died on 11 May after a battle with cancer. Grant’s passion to serve ...

22 May 2017

GreenSquare backs ‘Working together for great homes’ campaign

GreenSquare is backing the National Housing Federation’s ‘Working together for great homes’ campaign ahead of the General Election on 8 June.  To demonstrate its support for ...

22 May 2017

Work begins on Culverhay regeneration project

Work has started on GreenSquare's major regeneration project at Culverhay in Cricklade, which will bring 109 new homes to the area. Today (Monday 22 May), the project officially got underway with t...

5 Jun 2017

Community garden in full bloom once again

Weekly gardening sessions have started again for the summer at GreenSquare's community garden in Page Close, Calne. Residents at Page Close in Calne have taken part in regular sessions at the commu...

5 Jun 2017

Barns Place wins RIBA South Regional Award 2017

  GreenSquare's latest development in Oxford, Barns Place, was awarded a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South Regional Award, at an awards ceremony at Ascot Racecourse last night...

15 Jun 2017

GreenSquare bolsters affordable housing stock in Wiltshire

GreenSquare is delighted to announce that it has recently completed a deal with Persimmon Homes, which will enable the housing group to bolster its housing stock and help more families in housing n...

26 Jun 2017

The Venue@Cowley celebrates successful first year

GreenSquare’s state-of-the-art community venue in Oxford, The Venue@Cowley, is celebrating its first anniversary this month (June). After being officially opened by Oxford's Lord Mayor in Jun...

27 Jun 2017

Housing, bills and budgeting skills…

Would you like to build your knowledge and skills around housing, bills and budgeting? Do you live in Gloucester? Why not come along to GreenSquare’s Housing, Bills and Budgeting Skills taste...

28 Jun 2017

Corsham residents donate bench in loving memory

Residents at Jargeau Court, one of GreenSquare's 55+ schemes in Corsham, have honoured fellow resident, Dennis Witt, who passed away earlier this year, by arranging for a bench to be installed at t...

5 Jul 2017

Booth House celebrates 10th anniversary

Booth House, which provides a homeless service in Swindon, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, with a celebration for staff, residents and others involved with the service.   Booth ...

6 Jul 2017

AGMs in July 2017

GreenSquare is holding its annual general meetings later this month in Gloucester and Chippenham, as follows: GreenSquare Group AGMMonday 24 July 20176.30pm to approximately 7.30pm at Church Hall, ...

11 Jul 2017

Residents pleased with new homes in Corsham

GreenSquare has recently completed 11 new homes in Corsham, helping to bring much needed affordable housing to the area. The houses, which are located off Long Close Avenue and Sandy Lea Avenue in ...

12 Jul 2017

Cricklade Rainbows visit Heberden House

Girlguiding's Cricklade Rainbow Group visited residents at GreenSquare's Heberden House last week (5 July) as part of their 'kindness' badge.  The Rainbows invited the residents of Heberden Ho...

17 Jul 2017

Rose Hill Junior Youth Club enjoys country fayre

Children from Rose Hill Junior Youth Club, and their parents, had a fantastic time at the Glympton Country Fayre in West Oxfordshire. At the traditional country fayre, which was supported by GreenS...

18 Jul 2017

GreenSquare brings Parklands back to life

GreenSquare has completed 11 new homes at Parklands in Chippenham after a successful redevelopment of the area.  GreenSquare started work to bring Parklands back to life last May (2016), when ...

19 Jul 2017

Beware of cold callers

This month (July) is Scams Awareness Month – a national campaign that aims to highlight how people can be caught out through scams including online scams, postal cheats, phone cons and doorst...

20 Jul 2017

GreenSquare joins campaign to clean up Greater Leys

GreenSquare is joining up with housing association Catalyst and Oxford City Council to give neighbourhoods in Greater Leys a spring clean this month. For the next two weeks, from 17 July, GreenSqua...

21 Jul 2017

GreenSquare completes new homes in Oxford

GreenSquare has completed 28 contemporary apartments for sale, shared ownership and social rent in Northway, Oxford as part of its project to bring 108 new homes to the city. Located at Dora Carr C...

25 Jul 2017

Planning permission granted for 52 new homes in Blunsdon

GreenSquare has been granted planning permission to progress with the development of 52 new homes on the outskirts of Swindon.  The site at Lady Lane in the village of Blunsdon was purchased b...

1 Aug 2017

Successful clean up event at Dora Carr Close

Households in Dora Carr Close in Northway, Oxford came together to take part in a clean up event today (1 August) alongside staff from GreenSquare and Oxford City Council.  At the event, resid...

16 Aug 2017

GDASS recognised with Commissioner's Plaque

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) has been awarded a Commissioner's Plaque by the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner's office. The Commissioner's Plaque is the Polic...

30 Aug 2017

GreenSquare highlights importance of supported housing

his Friday (1 September) is the National Housing Federation's Starts at Home day - a day aimed at highlighting the importance of supported housing. GreenSquare is supporting the campaign to help pe...

12 Sep 2017

Oaksey residents invited to comment on neighbourhood plan

Oaksey Neighbourhood Planning Group and GreenSquare are inviting local people to have their say about the new Oaksey Neighbourhood Plan. Local residents are invited along to the neighbourhood plan ...

14 Sep 2017

GreenSquare celebrates completion of affordable homes in Calne

The completion of GreenSquare's newest housing development, which comprises entirely affordable housing, has been celebrated in Calne, Wiltshire. The 12 new houses, designed by GreenSquare’s ...

18 Sep 2017

Residents view proposals for new homes in Chippenham

Local residents had the chance to view GreenSquare's proposals to build 35 new homes Chippenham at a consultation event last week (Thursday 14 September). GreenSquare is proposing to build 35 affor...

10 Oct 2017

Twenty-eight new homes celebrated in Oxford

GreenSquare celebrated the completion of 28 new contemporary apartments in Northway, Oxford yesterday (9 October), with an event for residents and staff involved with the project.  The develop...

12 Oct 2017

Wiltshire residents get scam aware

Residents living at GreenSquare’s 55+ schemes in Wiltshire attended a scam awareness event earlier this month (October), where they learnt about the dangers of rogue traders, deception theft ...

24 Oct 2017

Enter our pumpkin carving competition - it's spooktacular fun!

It's October, which can only mean one thing – yes, Halloween is almost upon us!  It's time to watch scary films, wear spooky costumes, go trick or treating, and of course, eat lots of sw...

3 Nov 2017

Meet the Housing Minister in Oxford

Residents living in Oxfordshire are invited to an event this month (November) where they can meet the Housing Minister. The event, which is being hosted by Soha Housing, is taking place on Wednesda...

8 Nov 2017

Congratulations to our Good Neighbour Award winner

We are delighted to announce the Wiltshire winner of our Good Neighbour Awards. The Good Neighbour Awards were launched in May 2017, to recognise people in the community who go 'above and beyond' ...

14 Nov 2017

Happy 100th birthday to Hilda

GreenSquare resident Hilda Ravell celebrated her 100th birthday last week (Friday 10 November), and was thrown a surprise party by her friends and fellow residents at James House, GreenSquare's 55+...

15 Nov 2017

GreenSquare set to increase affordable housing stock

We are delighted to announce that we have recently completed two deals with Crest Nicholson, which will enable us to increase our housing stock and help more families in housing need in Wiltshire a...

23 Nov 2017

Tenant given suspended sentence for nuisance behaviour

A man and woman from Melksham have been given a suspended prison sentence after breaching the terms of injunctions they were both given earlier in the year.  On Monday 13 November, Salisbury C...

29 Nov 2017

Congratulations to Oxfordshire Good Neighbour Award winners

We are delighted to announce the Oxfordshire winner and runner up of our Good Neighbour Awards.  The Good Neighbour Awards were launched in May 2017, to recognise people in the community who g...

30 Nov 2017

GDASS to take part in 'Blooming Strong' campaign

As part of Gloucestershire’s 16 days of action, Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) is joining organisations across the county to take part in the ‘Blooming Strong&rs...

4 Dec 2017

GreenSquare supports campaign to crackdown on loan sharks

GreenSquare is supporting the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), who is working with partner agencies across England to warn people of the dangers of borrowing from loan sharks in the run u...

11 Dec 2017

New GreenSquare homes for Gloucestershire

Representatives from GreenSquare, Lioncourt Homes and Stroud District Council have gathered to celebrate the completion of 48 new homes in the village of King's Stanley, near Stroud. The developmen...

20 Dec 2017

Local MP visits new GreenSquare homes in Corsham

GreenSquare has completed 15 new homes in Corsham, bringing much needed affordable housing to the area, just in time for Christmas.  Nine houses have been built at Dickens Avenue, while six ho...