Kier Harlow toasts success
Published by Elizabeth Pokorny for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government
Kier customer service representative working with tenants in the community
Coffee morning celebrates four years of Kier Harlow
Harlow council resident representatives have joined council members and staff from Kier Harlow for a coffee morning to mark the achievements the repairs and maintenance provider has accomplished over the last four years.
Kier Harlow is a joint venture partnership between Harlow District Council and Kier established to provide an improved range of services to Harlow tenants, residents and leaseholders, including repairs and maintenance to social housing.
Kier operations director for maintenance, John Phillips, said: “The coffee morning was a great way to get everyone together to recognise the achievements of Kier Harlow over the last four years. All attendees were able to see the hard work that has gone into improving Harlow through a variety of informative stalls hosted by our employees.”
Stalls were set out displaying the work that each department of Kier Harlow has completed and showed plans for future projects for the town. The repairs and maintenance stall presented photography showing before and after photos of clean-ups and work carried out in local council-owned properties. The health & safety stall covered various issues including asbestos awareness and planned works including information on recent projects carried out throughout Harlow.
There were also demonstrations for tenants and other guests to get involved, including a fun opportunity for a ride-on lawn mower experience led by Kier Harlow’s environmental department as part of its garden machinery display.
Another stall allowed the guests to view projects which Kier Harlow has completed including the recent reshaping of 200 roofs on the Berecroft estate following fire damage. Throughout Harlow, damp remedial works on over 900 hundred properties have also being completed by Kier Harlow as well as fitting a total of 3,000 boilers and 2,000 UPVC windows and doors.
With a workforce of over 350 local employees, of which over 90 per cent live locally, Kier Harlow provides a total property solution working across occupied properties, commercial buildings, street cleaning, park and landscape improvements. The partnership delivers over 30,000 such services a year to over 10,000 homes in the District of Harlow.