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Black History Month: Fairfield House and a social club for all ages

I’m a proud Bathonian. One of three Ifill children, I was born and raised in Bath, my parents are from Bath and Birmingham and I have extended family who originate from Barbados, Jamaica, St. Kitts, and from Britain going back three generations. I grew up in suburban Oldfield Park in a terraced house that my parents were lucky enough to buy in the 1980s. It was quiet, with no…

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Social Housing has a Black History

Curo recently formed a new racial equality colleague network – called Originem (Latin for ‘origin’) – and we’re using Black History Month (BHM) to empower, educate and celebrate. This is very personal for me as my parents were part of the Windrush generation coming to England for better opportunities. However instead of being welcomed they were faced with various forms of racism and signs that read 'No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs' when they were looking for a home.

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Tree removal at Mezellion Place

We love trees, so having to fell one is avoided if at all possible. For every tree we fell, we replant one somewhere else suitable and that’s what will happen in this case. A mature ash tree was growing on top of a large retaining wall which separates Curo land from the highway at Mezellion Place. Unfortunately, following a structural engineer’s report it was recommend…

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Keeping shared areas safe from fire

Meet your Fire Safety Compliance Team. The team is made up of six Fire Safety Officers: Matt, Kani, Kyran, Caz, Bobby and Kerry. We also have Kai, he's our Fire Safety Administrator and Brian is our Fire Safety Compliance Team Supervisor.

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No Mow May: A neighbour's view

This spring Curo took part in the nationwide No Mow May initiative. No Mow May encourages people to give their lawnmowers a rest for the month and allow the grasses to grow and wildflowers to bloom. Guy Hodgson, who lives at Southlands in Bath, shares his reflections on the impact of No Mow May on Southlands Green and the wildlife he spotted this year.

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Planning for summer floods

Sally Alvey is Schemes Manager for Thistle Tenant Risks, who administer the National Housing Federation ‘My Home Contents Insurance Scheme’. Here she shares some tips to help tenants plan for summer floods Here in the UK we know that over the Summer months we can go from hot glorious sunshine to horrendous downpours and flooding. Here are few steps on how to plan a…

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Proud to support Pride 2021

Pride Month gives us the opportunity every year to celebrate the LGBT+ community’s history and culture. It's a time to recommit to the work that needs to be done to establish full justice and equality for all. Pride is more than a parade or a party, it’s about celebrating LGBT+ identities, unapologetically, and all of the things that make the LGBT+ community thrive. The LG…

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Furry residents move into a newly-built Curo home with a difference

I was excited to see the theme of last week's Mental Health Awareness week was Nature. After the year we've had I think most of us now have a true appreciation for the outdoors. Recently I've been involved in something a little different and wanted to share some photos with you of the wildlife hiding out in our green spaces at Curo.

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On Stephen Lawrence Day, let’s think about the part we all play in creating a society in which everyone can flourish

Today, 22 April, is #StephenLawrenceDay where we remember and celebrate the life of this young man whose life was tragically taken. It is one of the most high-profile racial killings in UK history – the resulting investigation and Macpherson report led to significant changes in attitude surrounding institutional racism, police procedure and to the partial revocation of double jeopardy laws.

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