Published Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Waverley Borough Council is inviting council tenants to come and meet the people who will be responsible for repairing their homes at a meet and greet event.
The event will take place on Friday 15 February between 10am-2pm at Godalming Baptist Church.
The council’s new repairs and maintenance contractor MPS (previously known as Mitie) will be on hand to meet tenants, answer any questions and provide advice on home repairs. They are also keen to meet and talk to people who may be interested in their apprenticeship training programme.
Councillor Carole King, Portfolio Holder for Housing at Waverley Borough Council, said: “This event is a great way for tenants to come and meet MPS and ask any questions that they may have about the upkeep of their homes. A lot of work is undertaken each year to maintain Waverley’s homes to a high standard.
“That was why it was so important to get the maintenance contract process right. I believe MPS will be able to provide a high level of service, while also providing value for money.”
Each year, the council carries out more than 20,000 day-to-day repairs to the 5,000 homes it owns, as well as improvements to prepare around 270 homes for re-letting. MPS have been contracted to carry out all responsive repair work on Waverley’s council homes from Monday 1 April, following an extensive procurement process involving tenants.
Vicky Fordham-Lewis, MPS Managing Director said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Waverley Borough Council to deliver the repairs and maintenance service to their housing stock in the borough. The contract will also be offering apprenticeship positions for motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a busy team. Further information about our services and the apprenticeship positions will be available at the meet and greet event.”
If you need any assistance in attending the event or have any special requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01483 523196.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
MPS, formerly known as Mitie Property Management is owned by the Mears Group. MPS provides a range of maintenance services in the UK and has become one of the top five service providers to the UK social housing sector.
Employing over 1,300 employees, MPS has been caring for residents’ homes for over 25 years. The business includes experts in estate management and property maintenance, as well as all the main building and specialist trades. MPS offers a range of services, including delivering reactive repairs, planned and cyclical maintenance services to over 100 local authorities and housing providers nationwide.
For further information contact:
Tel: 01483 523296
Web : www.waverley.gov.uk