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CREDIT RATING REVIEW REFLECTS AMBITION TO DO MORE

CREDIT RATING REVIEW REFLECTS AMBITION TO DO MORE

Mon 18 December 2017

Three-thousand home housing association Colne has welcomed a review of its credit rating by financial services company Standard & Poors (S&P). The Essex-based association’s outlook was...

Customers have say on standard of cleaning and grounds maintenance

Customers have say on standard of cleaning and grounds maintenance

Fri 20 October 2017

We are going out and about to talk to our customers about the cleaning and grounds maintenance services we provide. The service contracts are about to be reviewed and...

Highly-regarded housing leader announced as Colne chair

Highly-regarded housing leader announced as Colne chair

Wed 02 August 2017

A new Chair has been appointed to further strengthen and grow Colne Housing.    Hattie Llewelyn-Davies is well known in the housing sector and was awarded an OBE...

New road for Colne homes commemorates railway history

New road for Colne homes commemorates railway history

Thu 27 July 2017

Braintree’s railway history has been immortalised in a new road name, following a competition organised by Colne, the Essex-based housing association. Colne invited local residents to suggest a...

Helping people to find their voice

Helping people to find their voice

Thu 20 July 2017

People living in Colchester and Tendring, who have learning disabilities, mental ill-health and autism are to receive extra support to help them communicate more effectively, thanks to a grant of ...

New Affordable homes to buy or rent in Brightlingsea

New Affordable homes to buy or rent in Brightlingsea

Mon 10 July 2017

Colne Housing is building eleven brand new modern homes in Brightlingsea for local people who want to get on the property ladder or need an affordable rent. There will be...

‘Proud to be serving tenants’ says Colne board member made OBE

‘Proud to be serving tenants’ says Colne board member made OBE

Sat 17 June 2017

Alison Inman has been recognised for her services to social housing tenants, in the Queen’s birthday honours. She was made an OBE in the list which was published...

Customers: Your safety is our top priority

Customers: Your safety is our top priority

Fri 16 June 2017

The safety of our customers and our people is our top priority. Download our Health and Safety Guide. As your landlord, our priority is to ensure Colne residents feel...

Working Together for Great Homes

Working Together for Great Homes

Fri 19 May 2017

Colne is next week joining forces with other Housing Associations to raise awareness of the need for affordable homes in the run up to the General Election. We will be...

New Colne Housing community for local people - with amazing sea views!

New Colne Housing community for local people - with amazing sea views!

Fri 05 May 2017

Colne Housing has just opened a brand new community of affordable homes by the sea in Harwich, Essex. A mix of 27  houses and apartments have been developed on the...

COLNE EXCELS AT EXCELLENCE

COLNE EXCELS AT EXCELLENCE

Fri 03 March 2017

Colne, the Essex-based housing association, has been awarded the Customer Service Excellence Award for the fourth year running. The award tests housing associations and public sector organisations on areas that...

Have your say – and you could win £100

Have your say – and you could win £100

Mon 20 February 2017

Customers are invited to tell us what they think of Colne by taking part in our satisfaction survey. Every three years Colne carries out a survey of all our...

Colne retains A+ credit rating

Colne retains A+ credit rating

Fri 09 December 2016

Essex-based housing association Colne has retained its A+ credit rating set by financial services company Standard & Poors and has reasserted its commitment to building more homes. Colne was given...

The Name’s the Game for new Braintree Homes

The Name’s the Game for new Braintree Homes

Fri 02 December 2016

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

Tue 29 November 2016

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

Wed 19 October 2016

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

Tue 27 September 2016

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

Fri 09 September 2016

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

Tue 12 July 2016

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

Wed 15 June 2016

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

Wed 15 June 2016

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

Wed 15 June 2016

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

Wed 25 May 2016

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

Wed 23 March 2016

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

Mon 08 February 2016

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

Thu 14 January 2016

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

Tue 05 January 2016

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

Fri 27 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.

Tue 20 October 2015

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

Tue 20 October 2015

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

Fri 18 September 2015

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

Mon 03 August 2015

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...