Proud to support Family Safety Week

Accidents are the biggest killer of children and young people. Every week at least one child under-5 is killed because of an accident, with disadvantaged children most at risk.

This week (23 April to 27 April 2018), RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), are shining a spotlight on simple things you can do to stop your child becoming an accident statistic. They’re also sharing advice on good safety habits to get into, and the things you really need to buy to help keep your little ones safe.

Find out more about the week here.

It’s an awareness campaign that we’re keen to support, so we thought that it would be useful to share tips on how you can keep your family safe in the event of a fire within your home.

Fire safety is important to us. Not surprisingly, older people and children are most at risk:

Tip #1 Smoke detectors act as your first warning in the event of a fire so please test yours regularly to ensure they are working properly.

Tip #2 All our properties are fitted with carbon monoxide detectors. We check these annually during your heating service, but it is your responsibility to test these in between and ensure that they are working properly.

Tip #3 Escape routes should be planned even if you never have to use them. Make your children and other dependents aware of what to do in an emergency.

Tip #4 If you have communal areas do not clutter up stairwells, landings and corridors, especially with items that may easily catch fire.

Tip #5 Never leave children alone in the house, and encourage all your family and visitors to be aware of safety.

For further information and advice, please visit http://www.starhousing.org.uk/report-a-repair/fire-safety-advice/

Taking a strong stance against anti-social behaviour and drug use

A Closure Order has been secured on a property in Swan Lane, Oswestry after Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing), working closely with West Mercia and Merseyside Police and with support from Shropshire Council’s Legal team, took action a

One number

Over the last few months we’ve been busy trying to make it even easier for you to get in touch with us.

GDPR - How this affects you

Information about you and your tenancy is recorded on our internal system. Only STAR Housing staff can access this and will only access information about you and your tenancy for relevant purposes.

Brian scoops second place for his contribution to community life

Brian Morris from Oak Gardens in Bridgnorth has scooped second place in the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) Photography Competition 2018 for his outstanding contribution to community life.

Renovation complete as New Century Court re-opens

An important young people’s service in Oswestry is set to re-open following an extensive refurbishment project

Events

Clean up session with a skip, Weston Close in Shifnal

From 24.07.2018 to 24.07.2018

We’ll be on the grass area at Weston Close in Shifnal on Tuesday 24th July 2018 from 2pm until 4pm as part of a series of summer events.

Clean up session with a skip, Meadow Drive in Shifnal

From 24.07.2018 to 24.07.2018

We’ll be at Meadow Drive in Shifnal on Tuesday 24th July 2018 from 4.30pm until 6.30pm as part of a series of summer events.

Pop up and estate walkabout, Fitzalan Close in Whittington

From 25.07.2018 to 25.07.2018

We’ll be in Fitzalan Close in Whittington on Wednesday 25th July 2018 from 2pm until 4pm as part of a series of summer events.

Sheltered scheme drop in, Llwynfields in Oswestry

From 25.07.2018 to 25.07.2018

We’ll be visiting Llwynfields sheltered housing scheme in Oswestry on Wednesday 25th July 2018 as part of our series of summer events.

Clean up session and children’s fun morning, Castlefields in Oswestry

From 31.07.2018 to 31.07.2018

We’ll be in Castlefields in Oswestry on Tuesday 31st July 2018 from 10am until 12pm as part of a series of summer events.