8 Jan 2021

HAs confirm appointments as merger progresses

GreenSquare and Accord have confirmed executive and board designate appointments as they progress plans to merge the two organisations. The current chair of the Accord board, Elisabeth Buggins...

12 Jan 2021

GreenSquare launches new customer engagement strategy

We've launched our new customer engagement strategy, which sets out how we want to work with our customers to shape our services for the better. This new strategy is our commitment to listening to ...

14 Jan 2021

Christmas donation a 'significant boost' for The Wiggly Worm

Throughout December 2020, GreenSquare pledged to give money to six charities as part of a campaign to donate funds usually set aside for Christmas festivities. Staff on the company’s Colleagu...

20 Jan 2021

Work underway on new homes in Marlborough

GreenSquare Homes has started construction of new homes on land at Rabley Wood in Marlborough.  Now that enabling works have been completed at the development, known as Hawthorn Meadows, work ...

2 Feb 2021

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 out by phone, known as &l...

16 Feb 2021

GreenSquare completes new homes in Chippenham

Building work has been completed at a new affordable housing development in Chippenham. The development at Middlefields, just off Hungerdown Lane in the town, comprises 34 new homes for a mixture o...

17 Feb 2021

Land acquired in Bodicote for new homes

GreenSquare Homes has successfully acquired land at a new site in Oxfordshire to bring more new homes to the region.   The land is situated in Bodicote, a village just south of Banbury in Oxfo...

24 Feb 2021

Census Day is Sunday 21 March

The  national census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport. The census is a unique su...

25 Feb 2021

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

Throughout lockdown, 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. We ...

5 Mar 2021

GreenSquare and Accord to host regional discussion forum for landlords

This month, GreenSquare and Accord are partnering with the Housing Ombudsman Service to host a regional landlord discussion forum on Complaint Handling Code, Failure Orders and Self-Assessment Proc...

17 Mar 2021

Rose Hill Junior Youth Club celebrates 10th anniversary

Rose Hill Junior Youth club, a children's charity based in Rose Hill, Oxford, celebrates its 10th birthday today (17 March).  Rose Hill Junior Youth Club, based at Rose Hill Community centre, ...

18 Mar 2021

GreenSquare Homes achieves five-star customer satisfaction rating

GreenSquare Homes is delighted to have achieved five stars for customer satisfaction in the Home Builders Federation's (HBF) national new homes customer satisfaction survey of house builders.The in...

6 Apr 2021

GreenSquare and Accord have merged

GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association have merged to create a new housing and care organisation called GreenSquareAccord. The partnership, which came into effect on 1 April 2021, has created a...

17 May 2021

Help name the Oakfield community hub in Swindon

Nationwide Building Society is asking people to help name a brand-new community hub building at the new Oakfield housing development in Swindon. GreenSquareAccord has been selected by Nationwide as...

18 May 2021

Coalition of housing associations launches housebuilding manifesto

The Homes for the South West (H4SW) group of housing associations which includes GreenSquareAccord, is calling for £1 billion from Government to almost double their new housing output and boo...

9 Jun 2021

New long term funding deal supports future development

A new long term funding deal has been arranged by financial aggregator bLEND to support the development of affordable homes at GreenSquareAccord. The new 40 year bond is the first funding transacti...

10 Jun 2021

New life for GreenSquareAccord van in support of local charity

GreenSquareAccord has donated a vehicle previously used by its maintenance team to the Wiltshire Scrapstore charity. The Scrapstore is an award-winning environmental and community charity situated ...

25 Jun 2021

Topping out at Swindon Oakfield development

GreenSquareAccord CEO Ruth Cooke took part in the ‘topping out’ ceremony for Nationwide Building Society’s Oakfield project in Swindon last week, celebrating reaching the highest ...

26 Jul 2021

GreenSquare Homes’ site manager wins quality award

GreenSquare Homes has once again been recognised in the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards. Site manager Scott Turner has been selected for a Quality Award in the first ...

27 Jul 2021

GreenSquareAccord takes the Victim Promise

GreenSquareAccord has reaffirmed its commitment to putting victims at the heart of its ASB management process by being the first registered housing provider to sign up to 'The Victim Promise' which...

7 Sep 2021

Wiltshire Council Climate Strategy – have your say!

Wiltshire Council is inviting residents, businesses and local groups to have their say on their draft climate strategy. The strategy will shape the council's action on climate change over the next ...

8 Sep 2021

Matrix housing partnership awarded funding from Homes England

GreenSquareAccord will provide nearly 2,000 new affordable homes in the next five years with the newly-announced funding from the government’s Affordable Homes Programme. Homes England has co...

14 Sep 2021

Supporting Gas Safety Week 2021

It’s Gas Safety Week 2021 (13 – 19 September 2021) and GreenSquareAccord is supporting the campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of gas safety. As we celebrate the 11th ...

6 Oct 2021

GreenSquareAccord receives regulatory notice

The Regulator of Social Housing has issued a regulatory notice to Accord Housing Association, having found that our organisation, now trading as GreenSquareAccord, failed to meet statutory health a...

7 Oct 2021

Chair of GreenSquareAccord to retire

The Chair of GreenSquareAccord, Elisabeth Buggins CBE, will stand down with effect from 31 October. Her resignation was offered in light of a regulatory notice from the Regulator of Social Housing ...

11 Oct 2021

New partnership will deliver factory built affordable homes

Low carbon housing manufacturer LoCaL Homes, owned by GreenSquareAccord, has signed a new partnership deal with Burmor Construction to supply Longhurst Group with 56 factory built new affordable ho...

12 Oct 2021

Housing partnership gearing up to deliver 4000 new affordable homes

A Midlands based housing partnership is gearing up to deliver nearly 4000 new affordable homes across the Midlands and the South West after being named a key strategic partner for Homes England. Le...

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