A butterfly in an area of wild flowers

Wildflower areas

News – 18 October 2023 When Chamomile Gardens, our over 55s scheme in Biggleswade, was being built last year, developers planted an area of wildflowers as part of our biodiversity work. Biodiversity is where plants, animals and bacteria interact in an area, supporting the ecosystems we need to provide the air we breathe and the food we eat. These wildflower…

Lewis, Daniela and Christina

Focus on our Customer Contact team

News – 14 September 2023 If you’re calling or emailing Grand Union, the first person you’re likely to reach is one of our Customer Contact team (CCT). There are 20 team members responsible for answering the phones, responding to customer emails and messages on social media. Their knowledge base is huge; there’s not much about rent, repairs and other housing…

Cover of Grand Union's Annual Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 March 2023

Annual report and financial statements

News – 12 September 2023 We are proud to publish our Annual report and financial statements for 2022/23. The final document is available here, including customer stories and financial performance. However, if you don’t want to read the full report, you can simply watch the video below.  

We’re double finalists!

News – 11 September 2023 Good news – we’re double finalists in the Affordable Housing Awards! Our Health & Housing Partnership with Peabody and the shared Public Health team for Bedford Borough, Central Beds & Milton Keynes City councils is shortlisted for Partnership of the Year. This new and innovative partnership was formally launched in April 2022 and seeks to…

Board Member Gillian Walton

Long-serving Board member retires

News – 8 September 2023 This week we said a fond farewell to Gillian Walton, who has retired from our Board after nine years. Group Chief Executive, Aileen Evans, said: “I want to pay tribute to the huge influence Gillian has had on the Grand Union we see today. From the very start of Mid Beds Housing Association through to…

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Focus on Chris Fletcher

News – 1 September 2023 Today is Starts at Home Day, where we celebrate our care and support services, and the difference that having a safe and secure place to call home can make to our customers’ lives. Chris joined Grand Union in 2014 and is our Partnerships Coordinator (Special Projects). Chris previously worked for another housing association in a tenancy…

Plants and plant pots next to a raised flower bed

Boosting your wellbeing

News – 21 July 2023 Do you want to boost your wellbeing, but feel unsure about where to start or worried about taking the first steps? For the past two years we’ve been helping people take these first steps through our Gardening for Wellbeing programme, and we have now complemented this with Monthly Connect sessions. Gardening for Wellbeing These sessions…

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Rubbish bin collection

News – 20 July 2023 Collection of bins is the responsibility of your local council. If you’re having any issues with collections, please get in touch with them. If you’re not sure who your local council is, you can find out using the gov.uk postcode search tool. Please remember to: be considerate when you leave your bins out for refuse collectors to…

Summer Express - programme of summer activities for young people in Bedfordshire

Summer activities for young people in Bedfordshire

News – 17 July 2023 Our summer activity programme, Summer Express, for young people begins next week! Hosted by our Youth Participation Co-ordinator, Nicola King, there are activities for everyone, at various locations across Bedfordshire. From creative writing to jewellery design, sports and boxfit, DJ workshops and cooking on a budget, we have lots to keep young people entertained over…

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