May 2017 William Morris Primary School

THANK YOU so much for coming down to William Morris Primary School this morning and helping to clear the garden site.  You all made such a huge effort.  I appreciate that your time is precious, but hope you agree that we got a lot further than we planned ,and the site is now nearly ready for next stage.  Miranda has asked me to pass on a Big Thank you from all the teachers and children.  I will keep you posted as to when the next session will be, if you choose to get involved.  J.E. United Living

May 2016 CCHA Residents Day 2016


Karen at CCHA Residents Day 2016 in Croydon

During the day we gave out free gifts and gardening advice and also collected residents' feedback on our cleaning and gardening services.


January 2016 

Happy New Year to all of our customers and clients. The weather has been unseasonably wet of late with some people experiencing flooding, our thoughts go out to those suffering. The residents that we provide a service to are fortunate to have supportive landlords who are there to help when the going gets tough. They provide so much more than just a home to live in with advice on employment, benefits, debt, community activities and training, all available as part of their service.  We are proud to be able to work with such caring organisations.

December 2015 

WestKent Housing Association award us a contract to clean all of their housing schemes. We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and we look forward to working with WestKent and their residents. We are fortunate that WestKent’s cleaning staff are transferring to us to continue delivering the high standard of cleaning that residents have come to expect.

November 2015 

Hyde Housing confirms we have been accepted onto their contractor framework for GM and cleaning. We are looking forward to receiving mini tenders.

October 2015 

Southern Housing Group begin to let call off contracts for GM. We are pleased to have been awarded Kent, Thames Gateway, London and Brighton.

April 2015 

Our new Grounds Maintenance contract starts with L&Q for their North and North East hub. New staff have transferred to us from Amey the previous contractor.

To our new L&Q customers we would to say thank you for selecting us. As we settle in to the contract please let us know if you have any concerns, we want you to be happy with the service we are providing but there will be some tweaking to routes and visit dates. The specification of works under which we work has changed. Residents are slowly getting to know about the changes.

Also, previously area offices managed us directly, this function has now become centralised under the Estate Services Team in Cray House.

2014 London and Quadrant tender and award their GM and Cleaning to a reduced portfolio of contractors. We are very pleased to win the North and North East Hub contract for GM. Sadly we will be saying goodbye to our L&Q customers south of The River Thames due to the work being awarded to other contractors. A word of thanks to our L&Q customers in the Southern Counties, it has been a pleasure to work for you..

2012 Moat award us all of their GM for all of their housing, we are very proud to have received this contract and look forward to working with an RSL that is focused on growth whilst providing excellent customer service and value.

2011 Contracts are retained as the recession starts taking affect, we rationalise our business streams to concentrate on Grounds, Cleaning and Disabled Adaptations.

2010 Moat appoint us as main contractor for Grounds and Cleaning for three regions. Our disabled adaptation division is working with Mears, Mid-Sussex DC, Crawley BC and Worthing BC.

2009 We extend our services into the NHS sector with the acquisition of our first NHS Trust client and we also welcome two new clients for grounds maintenance and cleaning services: Roundshaw Homes and Croydon Churches Housing Association.

2008 Decent homes refurbishment programmes undertaken for Hyde Housing Group and The Guinness Trust. Also stepped in as main contractor for reactive repairs in Kent and Sussex for Moat Homes on a short-term basis to see them through to commencement of a partnership agreement. Disabled adaptations is now such a significant part of the company's activities that a separate division ' Wealden Home Adaptations' is created to cater for this specialised work.

2007 Awarded "Best Major Contractor" by Tower Homes, part of the L&Q Group, after helping them achieve the prized '3 stars with excellent prospects' status in their Audit Commission review. Exceptional growth has seen the company double in size in just four years - annual turnover now over £2m,

2006 Our commitment to quality is formalised by ISO9001:2000 accreditation for our quality management system and we achieve the Investors in People standard.

2005 The Guinness Trust appoints Wealdens as a main contractor to carry out NHF SOR responsive repairs and voids for the South East region. Anchor Staying Put appoints Wealdens as an approved disabled adaptations installer.

2003 Steady growth sees Wealdens achieve £1m turnover for the first time.

2002 We are proud to win awards for the work we undertake.This year we are awarded Contractor of the Year by London and Quadrant Housing Trust - we were up against two hundred and fifty other L&Q contractors.

2001 We join Constructionline to become a pre-qualified contractor for a range of services to RSL's and local authorities.

2000 The business is incorporated as Wealden Services Ltd as we closely tailor services to the needs of RSL's as they become our main business focus. This helps us win our first award with L&Q as Best Small Contractor.

1996 The business moves to premises in Lingfield, Surrey from where it can service service clients' properties across London and the whole south east due to nearby motorway links.

1995 L&Q become our largest client.

1993 Moat, Raglan, Housing for Women, Redland Brick become clients as we grow.

1989 Wealdens starts working for it's first housing association client: London & Quadrant Housing Trust.

1987 Wealden Services is established. Initially the company concentrates on repair works caused by the Great Storm, but as this work declines over the next year or so we start to carry out general grounds maintenance and property repairs to people's homes. The business from mainly private residents grows.


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