West Whitlawburn Housing Co-op Wins Top National Award

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has honoured West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative at its glittering annual awards dinner held recently in the Hilton Double Trees Hotel in Glasgow.

The evening was hosted by Radio Forth’s Arlene Stuart with entertainment from comedian Des Clarke.

WWHC scooped top prize in the Environment and Sustainability Award category for the Housing Co-operative’s ground breaking and innovative Biomass Energy Project which was deemed by the judges to be “the best in Scotland”. The judges were particularly impressed by the manner in which WWHC had combined significant environmental benefits by using biomass fuel and had also become the tenants’ not-for-profit Energy Supply Company and was addressing fuel poverty, by freezing tenants’ energy bills for 27 consecutive months.

Susan and Anne Anderson receiving CiH's Environment and Sustainability Award on behalf of WWHC.

Pictured are WWHC Committee members Susan Anderson (Chair) and Anne Anderson (Vice Chair) accepting the award on behalf of WWHC. Stephanie Marshall (Depute Director), who has been the projects inspiration and project leader, was also in attendance at the awards ceremony.

Susan said “It is a great honour to receive this award and the project is certainly ground breaking, it is fantastic our efforts have been recognised in this way”.

Stephanie said “The project has been a very difficult project to finance and manage. It was not without its difficulties in the early stages, but it is delightful to see very high levels of tenant satisfaction with the project currently and also that the Institute has chosen to honour us in this way”.

James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow lodged a motion with the Scottish Parliament congratulating WWHC on their achievement.

Please contact Paul J. Farrell, Director, for further information.

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Office Closure – Half Day

The main office will be closed on the aftenoon of Friday, 16th December. Tenants can visit or call the Concierge station to report repairs or for emergency help.

The office will re-open at 9.15 am on Monday, 19th December.

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Arran Tower Lift Operational

We’re pleased to report that both lifts in Arran Tower are fully operational.

Please contact our Property Services team if you have any questions about this.

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Arran Tower Lift Failure

The “even lift” in Arran Tower is out of order. Our contractor has fast-tracked the delivery of the faulty component and will start work on Monday, 5th December. We expect the work to take about 3 days to complete.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the current situation and be assured that the Co-operative is working closely with the contractor to complete the work as soon as possible. If tenants need help at all during this time please contact the office as soon as possible to discuss your needs and we will do everything we can to help.

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Toy Giveaway

Whit Recycle is helping with the cost of Christmas this year by having a free toy giveaway. 25th November 2016 10am - 3pm in Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre. Donations welcome.

Whit Recycle is helping with the cost of Christmas this year by having a free toy giveaway. 25th November 2016 10am – 3pm in Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre. Donations welcome.

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