Alliance News Issue 11
Welcome to the autumn 2023 edition of Alliance News
Come meet us!
Our annual Alliance catch up with Councillors is coming up on Tuesday 28 November and you are invited. We’ll provide you with an update on what we’ve been doing over the past year and you’ll have the opportunity to put your questions to our team over some refreshments.
Confirm your place by emailing: email@example.com
Venue: Alliance Homes, 40 Martingale Way, Portishead, BS20 7AW
Date: 5pm, Tuesday 28 November
Actively building PassivHaus’es
Our commitment to being a green and ethical business was strengthened recently when we took on 20 Passivhaus homes. The homes are being delivered thanks to a section 106 agreement and Homes England funding following North Somerset Council’s build lease agreement with developers, Stonewood Homes.
Passivhaus certification is the flagship standard for sustainable housing. The high levels of insulation mean that the homes will be easy for our customers to heat.
The new development, which will be marketed as Elm Grove, is located on land south of The Uplands in Nailsea. The homes will be available for rent and through Shared Ownership. The homes will include bungalows which will be adaptable for those with mobility issues.
Find out more about these homes by clicking here
Keeping streets StreetSafe
Another example of our close relationship with North Somerset Council was shown in our recent financial contribution to the StreetSafe programme, a CCTV network in Weston-super-Mare.
The system received upgrades as well as eight new cameras thanks to a combined investment by Alliance, Avon and Somerset Police and North Somerset Council.
Weston’s Whizzy Wheels gets a new lease of life
Whizzy Wheels in Weston is a place for children and families to have fun and learn how to ride a bike. Our Community Investment Team noticed that the facility had deteriorated, so they decided to get it back to its former glory.
The Community Investment Team were able to draw on Alliance’s Social Value commitments that suppliers provide through our contracts with them. Jones Building Group, Crown Paints and Clevedon Sawmill provided contributions in the form of staff time and materials.
These contributions plus a DIY SOS style call out in the local community together with Safer Stronger North Somerset produced everything that was necessary to put smiles back on the children’s faces.
Click here to find out more.
Alliance Responds to food bank’s urgent appeal
Weston Foodbank put out a critical appeal for basic food stuffs as they were running low, and we were more than happy to help.
Foodbanks are lifelines for those in need and their work in our communities is greatly appreciated. So when they asked, we decided to help with a donation of £1,000 each to Weston Food Bank and Clevedon District Food Bank.
Find out more here
Alliance’s Home Energy Service delivers results for customers
We launched our Homes Energy Service earlier this year. They’re a team of advisers who help our customers to reduce their energy bills whilst keeping their homes warms.
Since the service was launched in the spring they’ve already produced great results for customers. The team’s assistance has been wide ranging from obtaining crisis fuel vouchers, appliance grants correcting metering problems and providing debt support to name a few. They've even helped one customer clear a debt of £1,200, thanks to their understanding of the system.
As the cold weather has now arrived, we predict that demand for their expertise will grow.
If you’d like to know more about the service, click here.
Keeping in touch
We’re always happy to talk about any issue you would like to raise. If you need to raise an issue on behalf of one of your constituents, you can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org