The day itself was a little less dreich, and around 50 residents took the opportunity to come along and meet colleagues from across the Group who were on hand to provide where a wealth of housing-related information, including details of our repairs and maintenance services, the housing allocations process and our plans for the future, as well as some ideas on getting more involved, to help improve the services we deliver.
Members of Resident VOICES were also in attendance and their stall proved to be very popular, with several people indicating they were interested in finding out more about the work the group does.
In addition, two members of Kingdom Housing Association’s Scrutiny Group, George and Peter attended the event and have indicated they are very keen to work together with the Resident VOICES group in the future. A HUGE thank you goes out to all of the engaged residents who came along to support the event.
In addition, various partner agencies, including: The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Fife Council’s Safer Communities Team, Community Wardens, Wise2Welfare, NHS Health Services, Jobcentre Plus, Kingdom Housing Association and Greener Kirkcaldy were on hand with jam-packed stalls to provide information and advice on the range of services they provide to communities.
The appearance of a fire engine was certainly a hit with the kids (big and small!) and the kids’ corner provided plenty of activities for children, with crafting, competitions, snacks and free face-painting on offer.
As always, a free prize draw was arranged, with prizes generously donated by local businesses including Fife Housing Group, Singapore Hot Food, The Co-operative, Nisa One Store, Café Nova and The Scottish Deer Centre. A big thank you also goes out to each of them for their support of this community event.
Our next Spoooooky Community Café will take place in Kirkcaldy in October. Watch this space for more details in due course…