Repair 1st help spruce up York Street Community Centre
Published by Nicola Mileham for Stockport Homes in Local Government and also in Communities, Housing
Stockport Homes staff ready to paint
In July, staff from Stockport Homes’ Repair 1st Team pulled on their overalls, got a paint brush in their hands and gave up their time to help paint the York Street Community Centre.
The York Street Tenant and Resident Group raised enough funds to buy the paint to spruce up the centre through bingo, football cards and raffles, but they didn’t have enough money to pay for someone to do the painting. Repair 1st staff members responded to the DIY SOS call and volunteered to help paint the centre for free.
Lyn Ellis, Treasurer, York Street Tenant and Resident Group said, “Thank you to the Repair 1st staff who gave up their time to help re-paint the community centre. They did a fantastic job and the centre now looks like a shiny new penny.”
Mark Halstead, Customer and Community Manager, Repair 1st said, “The York Street Community Centre provides such a valuable resource, so it was great that we could help give the centre a lick of paint.”
Photo caption: (from left to right)
Back row: Paul Street (CAD Technician, Stockport Homes), Philip Norman (Customer Feedback Officer, Stockport Homes), Rachel Graham (Operations Manager, Jackson Lloyd), Louis Smith (Customer Support Adviser, Stockport Homes)
Middle row: Laraine Curran (Accounts Manager, Jackson Lloyd), Lyn Ellis (Treasurer, York Street Community Centre), Lynne Wright (Facilities Manager, Stockport Homes), Melvin Hall (Decorator, Repair 1st)
Front row: Mark Halstead (Customer and Community Manager, Repair 1st), Mark Hudson (Director of Technical Services, Stockport Homes)
Although not in the picture we would like to thank Amanda Foley (Customer Liaison Officer, Stockport Homes) who helped in the morning session and Christopher Devlin (Quantity Surveyor, Repair 1st) who took the photographs.
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