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What's happening at Freebridge

Here you can find out what’s happening at Freebridge by reading our latest news.

23/12/2010

Hillington Square Water Supply
The problems with the water supply have now been resolved - apologies to all those who have been affected.

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22/12/2010

Christmas Event for Hillington Square Residents
Residents of Hillington Square in King’s Lynn got into the festive spirit a week early at a special Christmas event on the estate

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22/12/2010

Helping to prevent frozen pipes
With the current cold weather and freezing temperatures, that could get as low as minus 10°C, we have been getting several calls from customers to tell us of heating problems due to frozen pipes.

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29/11/2010

Local Families Move into New Affordable Homes in West Norfolk
Twelve local families in Great Massingham, who have been waiting for an opportunity for affordable accommodation in the village, are moving into new sustainable homes, which will allow them to stay in the area.

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29/11/2010

24hrs @ Freebridge
On Friday, the 19th November, Freebridge Community Housing spent the day tweeting an overview of every call / email / letter and visit that we received from our tenants in order to help show both our tenants, and the wider community the diversity of contacts that we have with tenants on a normal working day.

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08/11/2010

Freebridge Creates Partnership With Thornage Hall
Freebridge Community Housing has entered into a partnership with Camphill Communities Charitable Trust at Thornage Hall, which provides accommodation and support for adults with special needs.

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08/11/2010

Iconic Scenes of West Norfolk Captured in Photography Competition
Views of iconic landmarks and scenes from King’s Lynn and West Norfolk have been captured by tenants and staff of Freebridge Community Housing in a photography competition organised by the housing provider.

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01/11/2010

‘Let’s Talk’
Find out what happened at this year’s tenant’s event which took place at the Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn. At the event, tenants were able to find out more about our work and tell us what they think of what we do.

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29/10/2010

Search is on for Hillington Square Designers
Freebridge Community Housing and Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and their team are on the hunt for an architectural practice which will develop the vision for Hillington Square into real designs

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26/10/2010

Halloween and Bonfire Night
Freebridge is working with the Police, the Fire and Rescue Service and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to make sure you enjoy a fun and safe Halloween and Bonfire Night.

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21/10/2010

Wanted: Nominations for Tenant Awards
Freebridge Community Housing is inviting nominations for the Freebridge Tenant Awards, which recognise the community spirit of its tenants. Now in its sixth year, the Awards celebrate the achievements of Freebridge tenants who have made a difference within their communities.

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13/10/2010

New Executive Director for Freebridge
Abigail Ellis is joining Freebridge Community Housing as Executive Director of Operations.

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12/10/2010

Bus Initiative Provides Transport for Isolated Community
Isolated residents of Monks Close, Bircham Newton are enjoying trips to King's Lynn thanks to a new community bus route.

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01/10/2010

Putting the Customer First - Always
National Customer Service Week takes place between Monday 4th and Friday 8th October 2010 and Freebridge Community Housing has a number of events and activities taking place throughout the week to underline its' commitment to customer service

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27/09/2010

Upgrade for Hillington Square Homes
Homes in Hillington Square in King's Lynn are set to become more energy efficient and comfortable as cavity wall insulation is fitted into each of the properties.

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17/09/2010

West Norfolk Community Groups Awarded 5,000 pounds in Funding
Nearly 5,000 pounds has been awarded to community groups in West Norfolk in the first round of grants through the Freebridge Community Fund

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23/09/2010

The Freebridge Photographic Competition
Freebridge Community Housing is running a photographic competition which is open to all our tenants and employees.

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31/08/2010

Room for Your Views - Tenant Event 21st September
Freebridge is holding its annual event for tenants on Tuesday 21st September at the Corn Exchange, King's Lynn from 1.30pm, this will be followed by the Annual General Meeting at 6.30pm.

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29/07/2010

Partnership at its Best - Ed's Place Tidy Up Day
The North End & North Lynn Neighbourhood Partnership organised a Tidy Up Day at Newlands Avenue through their Community Pride Sub Group on Tuesday 8th July.

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16/07/2010

Freebridge Community Housing and Age UK
Freebridge Community Housing have been working closely with Age UK (Formerly known as Age Concern) for the past four years and we are now pleased to announce that Age UK has a team of volunteers waiting to help tenants and the wider-community with many tasks around the home

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26/05/2010

Hemingway Reveals Vision for Hillington Square to 'Lift Spirits'
Residents of Hillington Square in King's Lynn have been told to think about what would constitute their 'dream home' by the top international designer who has been commissioned to 're-imagine' their homes, when he met more than 150 of them at an event which formed part of a 'Big Ideas Day' held on 25th May.

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10/05/2010

Silver Surfers Day a Great Sucess
Silver Surfers' Day (21st May) is part of a national campaign to promote the use of digital technologies by older people.It is held annually as part of Adult Learners Week.

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21/05/2010

Secure Resident Area Goes Live
At Freebridge Community Housing, we are always working hard to improve communication with our residents in new ways.We are improving our website in order to make it easier for our residents to access the information that is most important to them.

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17/05/2010

Save Our Villages - Build Affordable Homes
The National Housing Federation is calling for a halt to the decline of rural England.To back their campaign and add your name to the supporter map visit their website www.housing.org.uk/rural.

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21/05/2010

Signing of the Cleaner, Safer, Greener Charter for Terrington St Clement
Over 150 committed Terrington St Clement residents recently participated in a fun village spring clean.

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25/05/2010

12 New Homes for Great Massingham
"Four years after the creation of Freebridge Community Housing we are pleased to be able to announce the launch of the Great Massingham scheme,"said Freebridge Chief Executive, Tony Hall.It signals the first rural exception site housing development for Freebridge, which is a real milestone and builds on earlier success at North Lynn, Downham Market and Upwell.

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14/05/2010

Iconic Designer Commissiond to 'Re-imagine' Hillington Square
Designer Wayne Hemingway, creator of the iconic Red or Dead fashion label, and now an urban designer specialising in affordable and social housing, has been commissioned by Freebridge Community Housing to "re-imagine" Hillington Square, the 1960s development of 320 flats and maisonettes right in the centre of King's Lynn. www.hillingtonsquare.co.uk

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24/05/2010

Freebridge Community Fund - Applications Sought
The Freebridge Grass Roots Fund will give small grants of up to 500 pounds to support community and voluntary activity that addresses the needs of communities within West Norfolk, and which supports community self-help.Priority will be given to projects that impact on the Association's tenants.

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01/03/2010

Freebridge's 100th Facebook Fan
Last month saw Freebridge Community Housing reach another important milestone in its operations. The landmark however was not a birthday or a major organisational change, it was the addition of its 100th Facebook fan!

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05/03/2010

Tenant Awards
The annual Freebridge Tenant Awards ceremony took place at King's Lynn Town Hall on the evening of the 4th March.The Mayor of King's Lynn and West Norfolk handed out certificates to the 98 nominees and prizes to the winners in each category.

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05/03/2010

Help where it's needed: Community safety gets mobile
Police and community safety officers will now be able to do even more to help improve community safety, thanks to the launch of a new mobile unit.The community safety vehicle, complete with state-of-the-art CCTV equipment, allows a flexible approach to safety surveillance and crime reduction.

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05/03/2010

Shareholding a Stake in Freebridge
Freebridge Community Housing is inviting tenants to become shareholders. Shareholders have the right to attend the Annual General Meeting and vote on major issues in the running of the organisation.

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15/02/2010

Multi Agency Walkabouts - Dates for 2010
Last year saw the first Multi Agency Walkabouts arranged by Freebridge Community Housing.These walkabouts are designed to bring various organisations together across the borough to look into issues of concern to Freebridge and Freebridge residents.

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12/02/2010

New Development Fernlea Road, Fairstead
A planning application for 12 new homes has recently been submitted for consideration by the Borough Council for the old Fairstead pub site, Fernlea Road, King's Lynn.

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15/01/2010

Hillington Square Community Centre
A creative new sign for the Hillington Square Community Centre will be unveiled on Saturday, 16 January at 1pm by Borough Mayor Cllr Michael Pitcher.

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