The end of a great community summer
Published by Anonymous for Two Rivers Housing in Communities and also in Housing
Friday saw the last of a series of 19 summer events organised by low cost homes organisation Two Rivers Housing – finishing in Mitcheldean with a family fun day that saw over 100 residents out and having fun with the Two Rivers team.
Two Rivers Housing is a not for profit community organisation which provides over 3,800 homes for low cost rent and shared ownership across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire – helping communities stay together by assisting to bridge the massive gap between sky high house prices and lower than average wages in the area.
Two Rivers chief Garry King said that despite the atrocious weather the Two Rivers team had kept the show on the road throughout the “summer” months.
“The first event was at the end of July in Lydney and right through August the team toured 19 village halls, recreation grounds and community centres with a diet of bouncy castle, face painting, burger, community games, entertainment and information.
“The events are a great way to bring communities together to share ideas and enthusiasm, but also a real support for hard pressed families looking for ways to keep the kids entertained during the long summer holidays. Two Rivers is a community organisation run by local people for local people. It’s all about building communities and opportunities for local people. Quality low cost homes are just the starting point.
“We had every single member of the Two Rivers team out meeting the Two Rivers community at some point in the summer long programme, including the finance team and the administrators. Whatever our specialism we all share a commitment to delivering for our community. As a not-for-profit organisation that’s what we are all about.
“The Mitcheldean event was a suitable climax to the summer programme. The local police support officer came along and joined in, as did community team members from the Forest of Dean District Council. Some parish councillors had a great time too – so now we are looking at working together on next year’s event. These events are all about bringing people together. We are looking forward to Christmas now!” he said.
For further information contact Jeremy Herbert on 01594 546378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org