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Derwent Living Eurotekkers Challenge

This week, to celebrate the start of UEFA Euro 2016, we're launching a competition designed to encourage people to get out and get active. We’re asking our online followers to film themselves sh...
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Fun in the sun – BBQ advice
Created on July 19, 2016

Hold up – where did that giant, yellow thing in the sky come from?! It’s not been the best summer so far, but now that the weather has finally warmed up it seems a good time to remind people of the rules around having barbecues on Derwent... Read more


Derwent Living Eurotekkers Challenge
Created on June 10, 2016

This week, to celebrate the start of UEFA Euro 2016, we're launching a competition designed to encourage people to get out and get active. We‚Ä... Read more


Protect yourself from summer holiday fraud
Created on June 3, 2016

It’s that time of year again: we’re halfway through 2016 and people fed up of the rat race are looking for cheap flights to that last minute holiday in the sun. A bit of sea, sand and sangria sounds great, but you should always remember t... Read more

Darren Corke

Coping with hay fever when driving
Created on May 25, 2016

Have you woken up this morning with the usual summertime curse of itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing fits that could shatter windows? Hay fever ruins the few warm months a year we get in the UK for around 18 million people, according to Allergy UK Read more

Charles Hanson

Charles Hanson interview
Created on May 18, 2016

Charles Hanson is a TV personality, antiques expert and life-long Derby County supporter. Living in Derbyshire with his wife Rebecca and daughter M... Read more


Derwent Living gardening competition
Created on April 15, 2016

Derwent Living’s resident involvement team will be holding a gardening competition this year, and residents of all tenures are encouraged to ... Read more

Kathryn Shaw

Are you flushing money down the drain?
Created on March 10, 2016

Have you recently received a larger than normal bill from your water provider? It could be that your toilet is leaking or wasting water, perhaps due to an overflowing cistern. And if you’re billed by meter, rather than upon rateable value, then... Read more


Join our award-winning scrutiny team!
Created on March 4, 2016

Do you want to learn new skills? Maybe have a go at writing reports, giving presentations, carrying out research and learn how the housing ind... Read more

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Fire safety policies
Created on December 21, 2015

Following on from our "Twelve Days of Christmas" fire safety blog, here is an article about Derwent Living's 'Stay Put Policy'. You can find the po... Read more


Derwent Living brings festive cheer to local charities
Created on December 16, 2015

DERBY-based housing provider Derwent Living has donated nearly £4,000 to four local charities thanks to savings made through Efficiency East Midla... Read more


Derwent Living lays on construction site visit for local pupils
Created on December 8, 2015

Children from a Mansfield primary school took a behind the scenes tour of a brand new housing development, thanks to an East Midlands housing provi... Read more

Darren Corke

Fire safety: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Created on December 1, 2015

It’s the beginning of December and Christmas is fast approaching! It’s important to enjoy the holidays but we also need to be especially vigilant. Government figures reveal there are more deaths from accidental house fires during Christma... Read more

Darren Corke

Tonight’s The Night!
Created on November 5, 2015

With Halloween over and done, this week marks the start of the firework season.  Despite there being numerous organised displays to choose from, many people still choose to hold their own private bonfire party at home. A few simple precautionary saf... Read more


Derwent Living broker 1500 roof solar panel deal
Created on November 2, 2015

Derwent Living has brokered a deal which will allow contractors to install solar panels on around 1,500 of its homes in the Midlands. The panels, w... Read more


CSI awards joy for Derwent Living residents
Created on October 27, 2015

Last week Derwent Living's resident scrutiny team and the independent complaints panel both picked up a gong at the Customer Scrutiny Inspection ... Read more


Comms Team Award nomination
Created on October 9, 2015

Derwent Living's marketing team attended the 24 housing awards last night, having been shortlisted for the Communications Team of the Year gong. Th... Read more

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Trees Land Sponsorship From Derwent Living
Created on October 1, 2015

ALLESTREE Football Club is kicking off the new season in style after receiving sponsorship from Derwent Living. We will be the team's main ... Read more

Darren Corke

Is your vehicle ready for winter?
Created on September 23, 2015

Winter is rapidly approaching and many of us are reliant on our vehicles for getting to work, doing the school run and other day-to-day tasks. Our health & safety bod has written a few top tips to help you ensure that your vehicle is ready for th... Read more


NHBC award joy for development team
Created on September 15, 2015

Congratulations to Derwent Living's development team, which received an award last Friday for one of our schemes in Newark. Barnby Gate, a devel... Read more

Peter McCormack

Housing associations: Myth vs reality
Created on September 4, 2015

Following an election where housing finally became a campaign issue, housing associations have found themselves on the back foot facing four years of rent reductions and potential stock depletion through right to buy. With the media painting an incre... Read more

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