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The Name’s the Game for new Braintree Homes

The Name’s the Game for new Braintree Homes

Residents are being given the chance to create history by coming up with a new street name. Colne, the Essex-based housing association, is building 21 modern affordable homes on the former...

Colne in Christmas Showstopper

Colne in Christmas Showstopper

Take a pinch of Santa’s stardust, a sprinkling of festive frosting and a dash of seasonal spirit – and you have all the ingredients for a fabulous Christmas...

The world is changing…join the #colneconversation

The world is changing…join the #colneconversation

A small housing association is proving it has a big voice by influencing the debate about what the future looks like for the sector. Colne, a 3,000 home association in East...

Colne responds to regulatory judgement

Colne responds to regulatory judgement

Colne has retained its top v1 financial rating and remains compliant following an assessment by the social housing regulator. However Colne, which has an A+ credit rating (AA- before the...

Milestone Marked In Modern New Housing Development In Harwich

Milestone Marked In Modern New Housing Development In Harwich

A milestone in the building of a new Colne housing development which will regenerate an eyesore site in Harwich is being marked. The topping out ceremony for the 27 affordable homes,...

Customers: please keep safe from bees

Customers: please keep safe from bees

Colne  is currently working closely with Chelmsford City Council to ensure we are doing everything we can after customers reported a swarm of honey bees outside a two-storey window...

Colne builds on its strong foundations to enable independent living

Colne builds on its strong foundations to enable independent living

Colne is building on its strong foundations to enable it to face a new decade Bigger, Better and Bolder The Board and Chief Executive have launched a new business strategy...

Colne teams up to enable 100 Jobseekers find work

Colne teams up to enable 100 Jobseekers find work

A NEW initiative to help more than 100 people in Colchester get opportunities enabling them to secure jobs is launched next month. Housing association Colne’s former office in Sir...

Colne faces the future with optimism

Colne faces the future with optimism

To ensure the delivery of its growth targets, Colne has appointed a Resource Director, filling a current vacancy in the Executive Team. Josie Parsons will play a pivotal role in...

Colne hits fundraising £3,000 target for St Helena Hospice

Colne hits fundraising £3,000 target for St Helena Hospice

Teams from Essex-based Housing Association Colne have raised over £3,000 for their charity of the year St Helena Hospice. During 2014 and 2015 they took part in the three month Birkett Long ...

Colne teams up to enable 200 Jobseekers find work

Colne teams up to enable 200 Jobseekers find work

More than 200 people in Colchester could be given opportunities enabling them to secure jobs - thanks to two new projects. Colne, the Essex-based housing association has teamed up with Swarm...

Two of  Colnes longest serving employees mark 20 year milestone

Two of Colnes longest serving employees mark 20 year milestone

Accounts assistants Lynn Plumb and Jane Martin have been at Colne 20 years! They both joined the Essex-based housing association when its office was based at Sir Isaacs Walk, Colchester, on...

Colne to provide 27 new homes in Harwich

Colne to provide 27 new homes in Harwich

The go-ahead has been given for Essex housing association Colne to build new homes for local residents on the housing register. Tendring District Council has approved Colne‘s plans...

Colne’s high credit rating renewed with flying colours

Colne’s high credit rating renewed with flying colours

July 4 2016 Update Standard and Poors’ credit rating for the UK was lowered following the Brexit vote and that means all organisations – including housing associations - linked to this...

Reduce 2 Save November 2015

Reduce 2 Save November 2015

Residents are being encouraged to save money by going green as part of a winter campaign launched by Colne, the Essex based housing association. The #Reduce2Save initiative was devised...

Housing association launches new community service to help older people plan their futures.

Housing association launches new community service to help older people plan their futures.

Older people needing help to live independently at home can now call on experts from Colne to help them plan their futures. Colne has secured a three year £65,000 contract...

Colne awards £10,000 to help community projects thrive

Colne awards £10,000 to help community projects thrive

A nature park project in Parkeston near Harwich and a scheme in Tendring to recycle mobility equipment have been given a financial boost with grants of £5,000 each from the...

On the buses for a real life journey into the future of colne

On the buses for a real life journey into the future of colne

RESIDENTS and housing professionals were ‘on the buses’ for a journey with a difference to map the future of homes and services provided by Colne. They got on...

New affordable homes boost for Braintree

New affordable homes boost for Braintree

Around 20 people on the housing register in Braintree have moved in to brand new homes at a £1.4 million development thanks to Colne, the Essex-based housing association. A mix of...