Posted on 20 June 2016
Residents from Kennington Park and Bridge Estates braved typical English summer weather in early June to meet Hyde’s repairs and maintenance contractors.
Axis Europe, Mears, T Brown and Temple Lifts hosted the event at the Kennington Park Community Centre. Residents and their children played giant outdoor games and tucked into a free barbeque and ice creams, as well as getting decorating and home maintenance tips from the professionals. The London Fire Brigade was also in attendance, providing home safety advice.
Residents also had the chance to win an iPad, donated by Civic project crowdfunding website Spacehive and Hyde, by coming up with ideas to transform their community and make it a better place in which to live. Charity Active Communities Network also organised a number of activities for 8-16 year olds, including a football tournament and youth workshops.
Local resident Yeshim Boyraz said the event was very helpful. “The contractors gave me some ways to unblock my sink without using chemicals, just using salt and hot water,” she said. “The free smoke alarms were great too, they don’t need any nails, they just stick on the ceiling.”
Linda Studd, Hyde Stock Investment and Asset Management Administration Team Leader, said: “We had a fantastic afternoon. It was great to be able to provide a friendly and enjoyable time for our residents and their families to meet our contractors and have fun at the same time.”