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Queens Park Rangers part of BHP roadshows in Brent

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Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government

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BHP board members and staff are meeting their tenants and leaseholders in a series of roadshows this summer, with participating organisations including Premier League side Queens Park Rangers.

Two 'Residents’ Roadshows' have already taken place over the past two weeks with a further three taking place every week across the borough, starting today. So far over 300 residents have attended.

As well as the chance to raise serious issues, there’s a fun side too, with music, food and activities for children, young people and adults. Organisations taking part include Brent Council, McDonalds, NHS, Bang Radio, Safari Pete, Mac entertainment and Queens Park Rangers.

Pablo Blackwood, community development officer for QPR FC said: "Queens Park Rangers in The Community Trust strives to inspire change and create opportunities. Therefore we relish the opportunity to get out in the local community and see the residents obviously enjoying what BHP has put on for them. It is hopefully the start of a productive partnership."

The roadshows provide an opportunity to meet representatives from Wates Living Space, BHP’s repairs and maintenance contractor, and Veolia, who will be the new grounds maintenance contractor from September.

BHP officers are also there to respond to questions on welfare benefits, repairs, estate services and anti-social behaviour.

Christina Byrne, community leadership manager said: "We are thoroughly enjoying meeting all our residents at these roadshows, particularly those who have not engaged with us before. Feedback from residents has been so positive. Our borough is so diverse and this is evident from each roadshow that we have held."

Brent Housing Partnership is an arms length management company responsible for managing and maintaining 12,500 of Brent Council’s housing stock. It also now owns and manages 300 of its own properties.

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