A cuppa and chat in Lochgelly

A cuppa and chat in Lochgelly

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A cuppa and chat in Lochgelly

27 August 2015

A BIG thank you to everyone who dropped in for a cuppa and chat at our Community Café at St Serf’s Church, Lochgelly, yesterday (Wednesday 26 August.)

Residents from Lochgelly, Lumphinnans and Lochore came to meet colleagues from Fife Housing Group, including their new Housing Officer, Audrey Cameron.

There was information on our repairs and maintenance service, tenant engagement, how we invest the income we receive from rent and our homeowner factoring service.

Also attending were local community officers from Police Scotland, Fife  Community Mediation, Cosy Kingdom, Fife Council’s Safer Communities Team and Community Wardens, Frontline Fife’s Wise2Welfare Team, local councillor Linda Erskine  and energy saving advice team, Greener Kirkcaldy.

A raffle was held with prizes donated by local businesses Special Occasions, the Beauty Spot, Pins and Needles, Strands Hairdressing, Fife Flowers and the Co-operative. A special thanks to these businesses for their generosity.

Director of Housing, Su Bramley said the event had been a really good opportunity to meet with tenants and residents in their own neighbourhood and really put our values into practice – particularly those of being open and honest, versatile and accountable.

“Community cafés are an important way of finding out what is really important to our tenants and their neighbours, in a friendly and informal setting. This then helps us to improve our services and better meet our tenants’ needs.

“Everyone who came yesterday really enjoyed the experience. I would like to thank all the tenants who gave up their time to help, everyone who attended, the businesses who donated prizes and the colleagues who helped to organise the event.”

Another Community Café is planned for the Rosyth area in the autumn. Watch this space!

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