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Strengthening Community Bonds in Broadland


Members of Clarion’s group executive team joined colleagues to visit residents in Norfolk.

Chief Executive Clare Miller, joined Chief Property Officer and Rob Lane, Phil Miles Director of Clarion Futures, to meet residents, and local partner organisations.

The day began with an event at the Warren estate, where colleagues from Clarion Futures, Housing, Repairs, Estate Services, and the Communications team went door-knocking to chat with our residents to see how we could help with any concerns. Six of our Clarion Response operatives were on hand carrying out over 60 repairs on the day, as well as sprucing up residents' gardens free of charge.

Our specialist teams also set up stalls on the estate, alongside Swale, our gas contractor, so residents could meet them and ask questions. Jerome Mayhew, the local MP, paid us a visit  and handed out prizes for the raffle, provided by Swale, along with games and activities, including pet first aid.

The team then headed over to Aylesham Care Trust (ACT) accompanied by Councillor Karimi-Ghovanlo, Dan Goodwin, Community Manager and Kate Squires, Events & Communities Coordinator from Broadland District Council.

ACT has been an amazing partner for us for five years now, which we have supported through Almond Tree and the community's resilience funding, matching their efforts for three years. The project assists our LiveSmart schemes and older residents in the Aylesham area. During the winter, it transforms into a warm hub for over 90 elderly people -  providing hot meals and drinks, along with transport to and from the hub.

The day was an opportunity to connect with residents, with teams from across Clarion working together along with from members of the Broadlands District Council, showcasing community commitment. We hope residents found it an enjoyable and worthwhile event.