2 Jan 2019

New Year, new opportunity with shared ownership

Many people will have seen in the New Year in a new home after getting on the housing ladder in 2018 through shared ownership with GreenSquare Homes. Shared ownership enables people to part-buy and...

11 Jan 2019

Beware of scam phone calls

We have recently been informed about scammers calling customers pretending to be from GreenSquare and attempting to obtain bank details. These particular scams are carried ...

17 Jan 2019

Drop-in session on regeneration plans for Marden Court

GreenSquare are holding a public consultation on regeneration plans to turn the empty building in Marden Court, Calne, into apartments. Initial plans propose to convert the former sheltered housing...

30 Jan 2019

Residents benefit from the power of poetry

Reciting poetry aloud as part of a speech choir has helped improve the wellbeing of a group of over-55s in the Cotswolds village of Milton-under-Wychwood. And to celebrate their achievements, the s...

5 Feb 2019

Howard Toplis steps down as chief executive

GreenSquare has announced that Howard Toplis, its group chief executive, is leaving the organisation after nearly six years of service in that role. Robin Bailey, Chair of GreenSquare, said: &ldquo...

6 Feb 2019

Promoting positive relationships

40 professionals working with children and young people had the opportunity to attend free training sessions about domestic abuse, thanks to a partnership between Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Sup...

7 Feb 2019

Ruth Cooke joins GreenSquare

GreenSquare has announced that Ruth Cooke has been appointed as its interim group chief executive, taking over from Howard Toplis. Ruth is a highly experienced chief executive and finance director....

13 Feb 2019

GreenSquare's oldest resident celebrates 105th birthday

A Malmesbury resident has become GreenSquare's oldest resident at 105.  Ella Beams, has lived for over 10 years at one of GreenSquare’s housing schemes for people aged 55 and over. ...

14 Feb 2019

First residents move into new homes in Calne

Just under a year after GreenSquare’s regeneration work began at Woodroffe Square in Calne, the first wave of residents have picked up the keys to their new homes. Plans for the area have see...

21 Feb 2019

All aboard for site safety session

Children in Purton, north Wiltshire, learnt about the importance of site safety this week (19 February) thanks to a community event organised by GreenSquare near their development site at Dogridge....

25 Feb 2019

GreenSquare develops team working with office expansion

GreenSquare has celebrated the official opening of its new office expansion at Methuen Park, Chippenham – now home to its GreenSquare Homes teams, encompassing development, sales and marketin...

1 Mar 2019

GreenSquare receives regulatory notice

The Regulator for Social Housing has issued a regulatory notice to GreenSquare Group having found it had breached its Home Standard. GreenSquare has a responsibility within this standard to meet al...

11 Mar 2019

Music nights enjoyed by over-55s in Oxford

Residents and staff at several of GreenSquare's housing schemes for over 55 year olds across Oxfordshire have been sharing their love of music together through a variety of activities. Country and ...

18 Mar 2019

'Safe at home' lunch and learn sessions

GreenSquare will be delivering presentations and activities to Oxfordshire customers at Blackbird Leys next week (28 March) on staying safe in their home. The free ‘lunch and learn’ ses...

20 Mar 2019

Latest developments bring 90 new homes to Oxfordshire

Housing association GreenSquare is delivering 44 new homes for rent and shared ownership at two developments in Oxfordshire. The new homes, a mixture of one and two bedroom flats, and two, three an...

22 Mar 2019

Getting involved in the Great British Spring Clean 2019

GreenSquare staff and residents will be taking action together by litter picking in their local areas for Keep Britain Tidy’s annual campaign. The Great British Spring Clean takes place from ...

27 Mar 2019

Land acquired for more new homes

GreenSquare Homes has successfully acquired land for two development sites in Wiltshire to bring more new homes to the region.  In the last two months GreenSquare Homes has agreed to purchase ...

31 Mar 2019

Young mums celebrate first Mother's Day

Young mothers living in supported accommodation in Trowbridge have celebrated their first Mother’s Day with an afternoon tea. Newburn House, owned and managed by GreenSquare, provides short-t...

4 Apr 2019

Cooking tasty meals on a budget in Brinkworth

Brinkworth residents have been learning how to cook quick family meals as part of a one-pot cooking course organised by GreenSquare.  The housing group has part-funded the free, five-week cour...

8 Apr 2019

Have your say on Together with Tenants plan

GreenSquare is taking part in a new initiative to strengthen the relationship between housing associations and their tenants and residents.  The National Housing Federation’s (NHF) have ...

12 Apr 2019

Wiltshire winner of Good Neighbour Awards announced

A Royal Wootton Bassett resident who "spends all her time and spare money helping others", is the winner of GreenSquare’s Good Neighbour Awards 2019. The awards recognise people in the commun...

15 Apr 2019

Joining forces to tackle litter

GreenSquare staff and residents have taken action together by litter picking in their local areas for the Great British Spring Clean. The Great British Spring Clean takes place from 23 March-23 Apr...

18 Apr 2019

New show homes open at Hares Chase

Brand new show homes at an exclusive development in the historic town of Cricklade, north Wiltshire, have opened to the public. GreenSquare Homes officially opened the doors of the show area at its...

24 Apr 2019

Helping tackle noise disturbance with app

GreenSquare recognises that noise nuisance can take place at any time of the day or night and on any day of the week. That is why we have subscribed to The Noise App.  This is a free app that ...

13 May 2019

Dealing with unlawful sub-letting

GreenSquare has successfully re-let a home to a family in housing need after tackling a recent case of unlawful sub-letting. Following an anonymous complaint to GreenSquare in 2018, it was discover...

15 May 2019

Rose Hill children enjoy trip to Bonn

Children from the Rose Hill Junior Youth Club recently visited Bonn in Germany, as part of a trip organised by Oxford City Council to celebrate 70 years of the two cities being twinned together.&nb...

19 May 2019

Robot Olympics held at Rose Hill

Youngsters from the Rose Hill area in Oxford, took part in their very own Olympic games recently with a twist – the athletes were robotic.  Since January this year, children have been le...

23 May 2019

More new homes delivered at Culverhay development

GreenSquare has delivered 14 new homes in Culverhay, Cricklade, within the last month as phase three of their regeneration project in the area nears completion.The last of the properties in phase t...

27 May 2019

Alice & Margaret House celebrates 10 years

Residents at a housing scheme for older people in Rose Hill, Oxford held a garden party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of when it first opened.  Alice & Margaret House provides accommod...

28 May 2019

Ruth Cooke confirmed as new chief executive

GreenSquare Group has appointed Ruth Cooke as its new chief executive – and announced some other important changes to its senior team.  Ruth has been serving as GreenSquare's interim chi...

6 Jun 2019

Positive results for tenancy enforcement team

Recent tenancy enforcement action by GreenSquare has helped tackle antisocial behaviour, property damage and also protected vulnerable residents. The tenancy enforcement team is there to deal with ...

7 Jun 2019

New home makes real difference to Calne family

A GreenSquare resident has spoken about how moving into one of 16 new GreenSquare properties in Calne has been “life-changing” for her family.  The homes are part of the Bowood Gat...

17 Jun 2019

Oxfordshire winner of Good Neighbour Awards announced

“Neighbours make the community you live in” says an Oxford resident after winning GreenSquare’s Good Neighbour Awards 2019. The awards recognise people in the community who go abo...

18 Jun 2019

GreenSquare Homes’ site managers win top award

Two site managers at GreenSquare Homes have been recognised for building homes of exceptional quality in the first round of the Pride in the Job Awards 2019 from the National House Building Council...

26 Jun 2019

GreenSquare's governance regraded by regulator

The latest regulatory judgement from the Regulator of Social Housing - published today - regrades its previous published assessment of GreenSquare’s governance from G1 to G2.   The judge...

27 Jun 2019

New gym for Jargeau Court residents

A group of older people in Corsham are improving their fitness  and wellbeing with the opening of a new gym.  The new facility, which officially opened last week (20 June), is for residen...

5 Jul 2019

Work begins on new homes at Briar Leaze

GreenSquare is bringing 12 new affordable homes to Compton Bassett as part of a regeneration project. The project is replacing six older properties and garages at Briar Leaze in Compton Bassett, an...

6 Jul 2019

GreenSquare resident to be on BBC’s Garden Rescue

A GreenSquare resident living in Royal Wootton Bassett is looking forward to enjoying the summer in her garden as it gets a makeover by the BBC’s Garden Rescue team.  Nicky Burn, 47, has...

9 Jul 2019

GreenSquare to bring 34 new homes to Chippenham

Building work has begun at a new housing development by GreenSquare which will bring 34 affordable homes to Chippenham. The development is at Middlefields, just off Hungerdown Lane in the town, and...

10 Jul 2019

Live life on one level with a bungalow

A show home with a difference is now open to potential homebuyers in Blunsdon – the new, detached, three-bedroom home is actually a bungalow. GreenSquare Homes are developing 10 two-and three...

18 Jul 2019

A lesson on site safety for Oaksey school children

Primary school children in the village of Oaksey, near Malmesbury, enjoyed an assembly with a difference this week (17 July) as they learnt all about how to be safe near building sites. The site sa...

23 Jul 2019

Students give back through gardening

Sixth-form students from Royal Wootton Basset Academy gave mini-makeovers to the gardens at two of GreenSquare’s housing schemes for older people this week (23 July). 12 pupils turned up brig...