Free kids activities this school holiday

The Bus Stop project will be visiting an estate near you this summer holidays with free activities for kids.

Visit the Events calendar on our website for a list of dates; more will be added soon.

Keep an eye out for the famous blue bus!

Opening Doors to the Outdoors

The Opening Doors to the Outdoors project has gone from strength to strength and 29 residents have now attended and gained qualifications from the free sessions in climbing, hill walking or canoeing.

The project is a partnership between North Wales Housing, Outdoor Partnership and the Conway Centres Anglesey. It was developed with the aim of giving tenants high quality outdoor activity experiences, with the option of gaining a qualification and improving employment opportunities in the outdoor sector workforce.

Iwan Evans, Tenant Participation Co-ordinator said:

“The project has had a positive impact on the participants. Those taking part have commented how they have improved their fitness, health, and lost weight. Others have also commented how much they have enjoyed meeting other people and new friendships have been formed.”

The next activity is Mountain Biking in September. If you would like to take part in this FREE activity contact Iwan 01492 563232 [email protected]. Places are limited so register your interest now!

Download mountain biking poster

FREE canoeing taster session for tenants

Have you always wanted to try canoeing but the cost put you off? North Wales Housing are offering Conwy tenants FREE taster sessions starting Friday 26th May.

Places are limited so get in touch quickly! Email [email protected] or call 01492 563232 and sign up now!

Get to know your landlord

We want to get to know our residents a bit better. Therefore this April we’re running a series of ‘Get to know your landlord events’.

Come and say hello and enter a prize draw to win a £25 TESCO gift card and an Easter egg!

We will be providing information on:

  • Our tenant portal and what North Wales Housing offers digitally
  • The opportunities available at North Wales Housing
  • How to get involved and have your say

We will also be asking your views on what’s most important to you as tenant and what should be our priorities as a landlord.

For more information contact Iwan on [email protected] or 01492 563232.

St David’s Day fun at North Wales Housing

Staff and residents made the effort to celebrate all things Welsh again this St David’s Day again this year, taking part in many activities.

Offices celebrated St David’s Day, the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales by coming together over lunchtime. Staff in the Bangor and Llandudno Junction offices enjoyed traditional leek and potato soup and Welsh cakes whilst playing St David’s Day themed games.

All proceeds from the day went to St David’s Hospice, North Wales Housing’s charity for the year.

Residents also joined in on the fun, as residents at at Cae Garnedd, Bangor were entertained by harpist Michael Richards. Uxbridge Court residents in Bangor on the other hand chose to celebrate with a not so traditional fish and chip lunch! And Taverners Court had a whole afternoon dedicated to St David’s Day, enjoying a few songs from a member of the Maelgwn Male Voice Choir and a traditional array of goodies.

Now it’s time for a rest until next year’s celebrations!

Free climbing taster session to tenants

Would you like 2017 to be the year of new experiences? We can help you get started!

We are offering our tenants a series of free taster sessions for outdoor activities. First up is climbing on 3rd February 2017.

You will have experienced and qualified instructors on hand to help you and we provide all the equipment you need and the transport to get there. The taster session is open to all abilities, no experience is required. Activities will be tailored to your ability. Your enjoyment will be our priority!

Experience something new | Have fun | Meet new people | New skills | Gain a qualification (optional)

How do you sign up?

If this something you would like to part in? Email [email protected] or call 01492 563232 and sign up now! Not your cup of tea? Fear not, we’ve got other taster sessions you can take part in, from hill walking to canoeing. Send us your details and we will get in touch when we’ve arranged the dates.

Festive fun at first Christmas fair

North Wales Housing’s first Christmas Fair was a great success, raising over £740 for local charity St David’s Hospice.

Adults and children came along to enjoy the festive day at Tŷ Hapus Community Centre in Llandudno, taking the time to browse the many beautiful craft stalls and playing the many games on offer.

Santa and Elsa from Frozen also made a guest appearance and enjoyed talking to all the children about their long list for Santa!

Emma Williams, Chair of NWH Charity panel said:

“Thank you everyone who helped make the day happen; a lot of hard work went on behind the scenes. Thank you also to everyone who came along and spent their money! All the proceeds from the day will be going to St David’s Hospice, our charity for this year.”

Kathryn Morgan-Jones, St David’s Hospice: 

“I am absolutely delighted that the North Wales Housing’s first Christmas Fair was a great success. The many stalls with crafts, games and Christmas gifts attracted so many supporters and raised such an impressive sum for St David’s Hospice.”

“Having the support of the North Wales Housing makes an enormous difference, enabling us to help many more patients and families from Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey who are affected by advanced illnesses.”

“I look forward to continuing to support the North Wales Housing staff with their fundraising efforts and, on behalf of all the patients, families, volunteers and staff; I would like to extend a massive thank you.”

Street Farm fun for Llandudno residents

Our first Street Farm Workshop took place in Mcinroy Close, Llandudno on Saturday 19th November.

Adults and children enjoyed the fun afternoon, learning and receiving advice on planting herbs.

Attendees tucked in to some free hotdogs before taking home with them some of the herbs they planted, ranging from Lemon Balm, Mint, Rosemary and even Chocolate Mint!

The project is in partnership with ‘Communities First’ and ‘Grow it Love it’.

Iwan Evans, Tenant Participation Co-ordinator at North Wales Housing, said:

“It was an enjoyable day and there was a good turnout from tenants. It was good to meet the tenants and also see the children enjoying themselves. We hope to plan similar events again in the near future.”

Find out about future events by visiting our Events Calendar.

Come meet Santa at NWH Christmas Fair

For the first time ever North Wales Housing are hosting a Christmas Fair. The festive affair will take place at Ty Hapus Community Centre, Llandudno on Saturday 3 December, 12pm – 3pm.

There will plenty to offer adults and children, including:

Santa’s Grotto | Fancy Dress Competition | Craft and decorations stalls | Bric and Brac | Tombola | Games | Face Painting and tattoos | Bouncy Castle | Food and Drink plus many more

All proceeds will go to St David’s Hospice, our charity of choice for this year.

£1 Entrance fee (Adults) children Free.

Interested in having a stall? Contact [email protected] to book. £5.00 per stall.

Bus available from Bangor area (Tenants of NWH only) – please contact Iwan Evans on [email protected] or 01492 563232 for more information.

Car park makes way to 12 new affordable homes

New affordable housing development Clos Owen in Wrexham was officially opened at an event on Friday 4th November 2016.

The £1.5million social housing development marks the first for North Wales Housing in Wrexham, making sure the association lives up to their ‘North Wales Housing’ name.

Working closely with Wrexham County Council the truly North Wales based housing association created 12 new affordable rent homes in the Whitegate area of the town on the site of a former car park.

An ornamental tree was planted to mark the occasion before meeting residents over afternoon tea.

Phil Danson, Places Director at North Wales Housing said:

“This is an excellent example of how North Wales Housing is working with its partners to develop new affordable housing in North Wales. By close partnership working with Wrexham Council we have improved the housing prospects of young local families and tackle the wider issue of housing shortage.”

“We hope that the Tenants will enjoy living on their new estate for years to come, and that they will take every opportunity to contribute to their community.”

Residents moved in their new homes in July 2016 and have settled in well.

Resident Julie Jones said:

“I’m very happy with my new home. I moved here from Llay and I’m been so impressed with the quality of the new house. It’s very spacious, there’s solar panels which have already saved me money on heating bills, everything is clean and modern and easy to use and there’s plenty of storage space. I’m only a few minutes walk from the town centre now too so it’s ideal for me.”

Local Member for Whitegate, Cllr Brian Cameron, said:

“This is a very positive development for housing in the area. I’m also very pleased that two of the one-bed ground floor flats have been built with adaptions for residents with specific needs. The council’s partnership with North Wales Housing has worked very well here and, as a result, we’ve been able to create these very desirable properties which I’m sure the new residents will be very pleased with.”

Lead Member for Housing, Cllr Ian Roberts, said:

“We’ve made fantastic progress with the development of affordable housing in Wrexham recently, thanks to a number of schemes which are now underway across the County Borough. I’m delighted that these modern, attractive homes have now been completed in Clos Owen and it’s great to see that the partnership between the Council and North Wales Housing has had such positive results here.”