3 Jan 2020

New play park opens in Cricklade

A newly installed play park at Cricklade Leisure Centre is now open for play, thanks to Cricklade Town Council and support from GreenSquare. The new play area has been designed for children from 3 ...

9 Jan 2020

Partnership working delivers great results against ASB

GreenSquare's tenancy enforcement team has worked closely with Wiltshire Police to obtain a partial closure order at a home in Swindon, in a bid to prevent drug dealing from the property.   Th...

15 Jan 2020

GreenSquare chosen as a Community Champion

A team of staff from GreenSquare, who are taking part in a sponsored sleep out event this month (January), have been recognised by a community champions scheme lead by regional housebuilder Persimm...

15 Jan 2020

GreenSquare colleagues prepare to sleep out for charity

Staff from GreenSquare will be spending the night sleeping rough in Chippenham this month (January), to raise money and awareness for local homelessness charity Doorway.  The biennial SleepOut...

15 Jan 2020

Nominate your Good Neighbours for an award!

We are always on the look out for good neighbours, who might be winners of our Good Neighbour Awards. So if you know someone who has particularly helped you, why not nominate them? Our Good Neighbo...

27 Jan 2020

Demonstrating zero tolerance against criminal behaviour

A man from Witney, Oxford, who continually breached the terms of an injunction against him, has received a suspended prison sentence and been excluded from his family home.  GreenSquare initia...

28 Jan 2020

Show area at new development to open this weekend

The show area, including a brand new show home, at an exclusive development in the rural village of Easterton, Wiltshire, will be open to the public this weekend. GreenSquare Homes will be official...

29 Jan 2020

Helping people stay in the communities where they're happy

Just a year after GreenSquare's regeneration work began at Briar Leaze in Compton Bassett, the first resident has picked up the keys to her new home. The redevelopment plans have seen the demoliti...

30 Jan 2020

John Watson House gets new lease of life

A large scale upgrade of homes at John Watson House in Royal Wootton Bassett has given a new lease of life to the 55+ scheme.  John Watson House previously comprised 8 one-bedroom flats, and 1...

5 Feb 2020

Apprenticeships: "a brilliant platform to start my journey"

GreenSquare is glad to be supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2020, running from 3 to 9 February. As Sarah Wheadon, GreenSquare Learning and Development Advisor, explained: "Apprenticeships are...

11 Feb 2020

New partnership will help to ensure fire safety compliance

GreenSquare and Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service have officially entered into a Primary Authority Scheme (PAS) partnership for fire safety – the first of its kind for both o...

24 Feb 2020

Partnership talks with Accord

Housing association groups Accord and GreenSquare are exploring a possible partnership. Talks will take place over coming months to see what such a partnership might achieve. Accord chief executive...

25 Feb 2020

GreenSquare presents Doorway with cheque for more than £6,500

A team of staff from GreenSquare presented local homelessness charity Doorway with a cheque for £6,586, which the team raised by taking part in Doorway's SleepOut event. The SleepOut, which t...

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus update for customers

Customers will be aware of the current concerns worldwide about the spread of coronavirus. At GreenSquare, our focus is on ensuring we can continue delivering our essential services – and on ...

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus update - change to emergency service

Following the Prime Minister's announcements last night (23 March) we need to make further changes to the way we work and the services we can offer.As the coronavirus crisis has escalated, our focu...

9 Apr 2020

Scams are on the rise - be extra vigilant

Reports of coronavirus-related scams have grown 400% in the space of a month, according to Action Fraud. Scammers are using the confusion caused by the coronavirus pandemic to target vulnerable ind...

16 Apr 2020

Helping the most vulnerable in society

GreenSquare has partnerships with a range of organisations – including local authorities, charities, support agencies and other housing associations – to provide tailored housing and su...

22 Apr 2020

Demonstrating zero tolerance against ASB in lockdown

Across the UK, there has been a significant increase in reports of antisocial behaviour during the coronavirus outbreak. With people required to stay at home, GreenSquare’s tenancy enforceme...

22 Apr 2020

GreenSquare partners with Nationwide Building Society on new housing development

GreenSquare has been selected by Nationwide Building Society as the provider of affordable housing for their new development at Oakfield in Swindon. Nationwide has planning permission from Swindon ...

23 Apr 2020

New fund launched to support community groups

GreenSquare has set up a new community fund to award community groups and organisations whose projects benefit their local communities. And we’re inviting local groups and organisations to ap...

30 Apr 2020

New ways of working achieve positive results against ASB

This month (April), GreenSquare has been successful in obtaining two injunctions against a Wiltshire tenant and one of his associates, to prevent the misuse of illegal drugs at one of their propert...

1 May 2020

Celebrate VE Day with special activity packs

GreenSquare is helping customers and staff to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day in lockdown with special activity packs.  The anniversary of Victory in Europe Day on Friday 8 May w...

4 May 2020

New corporate finance deals strengthen GreenSquare

GreenSquare Group is celebrating the successful completion of work to harmonise terms with existing and new lenders on c£350m of existing debt; £140m of new revolving credit facilities;...

6 May 2020

Beware of cold callers! How to recognise GreenSquare staff

There have been reports recently of doorstep scams taking place at homes across Wiltshire. Doorstep scams are when someone comes to your door with the aim of scamming you out of your money or tryin...

12 May 2020

Introducing our new Customer Panel

We’ve recently finished recruiting for our new Customer Panel – the new group we’ve set up to work in partnership with GreenSquare to challenge and design how we deliver our servi...

14 May 2020

Do your neighbours deserve some recognition? Nominate them for an award!

With the current crisis, there have been so many wonderful examples of communities coming together to help the most vulnerable, or simply carrying out acts of kindness to help out their neighbours....

18 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week: kindness matters

This week (18-24 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the theme of the week is 'Kindness'.  Research from the Mental Health Foundation shows that kindness and our mental health are ...

19 May 2020

Mutual exchange applications on hold

We know that many people might have been looking for a new home recently, and that some of you may have found someone who you could do a mutual exchange with. Unfortunately, with the current govern...

28 May 2020

Creatively Clever - online project to overcome lockdown blues

GreenSquare has helped to fund an innovative online youth-work project for young people in Oxford.  ‘Creatively Clever’ is a new and engaging project put together by the Wolvercote...

29 May 2020

GreenSquare resident to be on BBC’s Garden Rescue

A GreenSquare resident living in Royal Wootton Bassett will be appearing on BBC’s Garden Rescue next week as her garden gets a makeover by the Garden Rescue team.  Nicky Burn, 47, has li...

5 Jun 2020

New initiative designed to make our communities greener

Today (5 June) is World Environment Day – the perfect day to launch our new initiative designed to help make our communities greener. GreenSquare is pledging to plant a tree for every new hom...

5 Jun 2020

Keeping you safe during repairs visits

Due to the impact of coronavirus, we have needed to temporarily reduce the scope of our services. This means we are continuing to operate an emergency-only service for repairs and maintenance and a...

23 Jun 2020

GreenSquare Homes’ site manager wins quality award

A site manager at GreenSquare Homes has been recognised in the first round of the Pride in the Job Awards 2020 from the National House Building Council (NHBC).  Martin Bance has been selected ...

23 Jun 2020

GreenSquare wins contract for additional domestic abuse support through GDASS

GreenSquare has been successful in a bid to continue to run additional domestic abuse support through GDASS (Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service) for healthcare providers.  This ser...

25 Jun 2020

GreenSquare supports Homes At The Heart campaign

GreenSquare is supporting Homes at the Heart, a campaign and coalition calling on the government to put social homes at the heart of its plan for social and economic recovery from the coronavirus c...

15 Jul 2020

Competition winners have posters displayed on hoardings

Posters drawn by children at Oaksey C of E Primary School in Oaksey near Malmesbury are being proudly displayed on the hoardings at GreenSquare's development site in the village. As part of the Con...

21 Jul 2020

Do you live in Gloucestershire? Tell us your views

Do you live in Gloucestershire? We want to hear your views about how services in the county dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.  The survey is being run by Gloucestershire's Clinical Care Com...

22 Jul 2020

Community fund awards grant to support service for young people

GreenSquare has awarded Gloucestershire-based TIC+ (Teens in Crisis) a grant of £500 to help provide counselling for vulnerable young people aged between 9 and 21.  The charity has train...

4 Aug 2020

New homes help families to stay in Compton Bassett

GreenSquare has celebrated the completion of its regeneration work at Briar Leaze in Compton Bassett, which has seen 13 new homes built for affordable rent, shared ownership and sale.  The red...

14 Aug 2020

Therapeutic gardening project supported by community fund

GreenSquare has awarded Swindon-based TWIGS (Therapeutic Work In Gardening in Swindon) a grant of nearly £500, to help the project continue to support its service users during lockdown. The p...

20 Aug 2020

GDASS Young Persons' IDVA wins Star of the Month

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lisa Woodward, Young Persons' Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) at Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS), has been chosen as Sa...

17 Sep 2020

Supporting Gas Safety Week 2020

It’s Gas Safety Week 2020 (14-20 September) and GreenSquare is supporting the campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of gas safety.  The tenth annual Gas Safety Week, coor...

29 Sep 2020

Rose Hill regeneration project welcomes extra funding

GreenSquare has been awarded an additional £25,860 (to spend by 31 March 2021) from The National Lottery Community Fund, to provide extra support for its Rose Hill Regeneration project (in Ox...