We are focused on keeping our residents, staff and contractors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and we are adapting services accordingly to deliver the best service we can.
In your home
including repairs, heating and electrics
including grass cutting and litter picking
In your home
If you or anyone in your household are showing symptoms of the virus, please make sure you tell us when you report your repair or when we make an appointment to carry out repair work on your home. That way we can take all the necessary precautions.
We have comprehensive health and safety protocols to follow, and will ask you to help by following some simple steps too when we visit you in your home.
We do understand that for your own comfort you may wish our teams to wear a face covering when entering your home. If you would prefer staff to wear a face covering when visiting you in your home then please let them know.
Communal areas and shared facilities
Communal lounges will remain closed for the foreseeable future until we can ensure the safety of people using them. The recent guidance from Welsh Government permitting 15 people to come together as part of organised activities only applies to ‘regulated premises’ which our communal lounges are not.
Grass cutting, hedges and trees
Grass-cutting is being carried out on a two-week cycle. These works will continue to be done until October/November when the grass stops growing during the winter months and then resume in March.
During the winter months we are making sure hedges are cut and trees are maintained.
Litter and bins
Our teams will pick litter and cleanse the bin store areas when visiting our schemes.
We have returned to a full cleaning service at our schemes and our staff are carrying out a wipe down of high-volume touch point areas once a week. We are not cleaning any locked communal areas.
Window cleaning in blocks of flats will be carried out, usually 4 times a year, by contractors who have all agreed to follow our safety protocols.
Safety checks in blocks of flats and retirement schemes
We continue to carry out all our relevant safety checks in schemes including:
communal fire panel weekly testing replacement and repairs
emergency lights testing, replacements and repairs
smoke detector testing and replacements
access doors repairs and replacements
weekly and monthly legionella testing, sprinkler checks, automatic opening vents checks, asbestos checks and any other fire safety tests.
Playgrounds and shared outdoor facilities
All of our play areas are open.
Hightown Community Resource Centre, Wrexham
Hightown Community Resource Centre is open to a limited number of pre-booked groups only in line with Welsh Government regulations. Please follow the HCRC Facebook page for updates.