Spectrum Property Care takes to Pedal Power for the Olympics
Published by Tina for Spectrum Housing Group in Housing
Robert Johnson and Barry Andrew with their bicycles
A team from Spectrum Property Care are taking to pedal power to service properties during the Olympics. Because of road closures in Weymouth, the usual method of using vans just isn’t practical.
Barry Andrews (carpenter multitrader),Robert Johnson (plumber multitrader) and,Joe Burke (electrician) have undertaken Bikeability cycling proficiency training to get them around the streets of Weymouth safely and the team are now looking forward to the challenges ahead.
Neil Patterson, Contract Manager at Spectrum Property Care said: “We maintain 912 properties in the Weymouth area and need to be able to reach them easily during the Games. If a resident has a water leak we need to be able to get to them to sort it out.”
“To keep up our usual high level of service, the team need bikes and although it isn’t our usual way to get around, it will keep the team fit. We always rise to our challenges and the logistics of the Olympics is no exception.”
The team will carry a bicycle multi-tool, tyre levers, a spare inner tube, and a small adjustable spanner as well as a small tool kit to undertake property maintenance and repairs.
Spectrum Property Care, a subsidiary of Spectrum Housing Group, maintains, repairs and improves in excess of 35,000 homes responding to the needs of 100,000 social housing residents across the South of England each year. Spectrum Property Care also repair and maintain NHS sites, student accommodation and public buildings for a range of clients.
Spectrum Housing Group comprises:
• Spectrum Medina
• Spectrum Signpost
• Spectrum Signpost Homes
• Spectrum Property Care
• Spectrum Western Challenge
• Spectrum Premier Homes
Spectrum Housing Group owns and manages over 18,000 homes throughout the South, South West and Midlands.
The Group’s vision is:
“Great neighbourhoods, homes and services and a great place to work”.