Annual Report 2017

Eldonian CBHA Annual Report 2017

Welcome to the Eldonian Community Based Housing Association Annual Report for 2016/2017

The report aims to inform our tenants and other stakeholders about our performance during this Financial Year and where possible compares our performance against others both locally and throughout the UK.

The Association then uses these benchmark comparisons to, where necessary, set targets for continued improvement.

As part of our commitment to improving our services we would welcome your feedback on this report. We would particularly like to hear which parts of the report you found interesting and any other areas you would like to see covered in future reports.

We hope you enjoy this report and find it both useful and informative.

A copy of the report is available to download. (PDF 5.27 MB)

Santa Splash 2017

Eldonian Santa Splash 2017

Eldonian Village to SAFE

Saturday 2nd December 10.30am - 15.30pm

  • Paddle from Eldonian Village L3 6LG to our Bootle hub at Safe Regeneration L20 4AP.
  • Bring your own boats, Santa suits are a must - there will be suits available for those that pre-book.
  • Limited parking available.
  • Hot Food and drinks will be available at the finish.
  • Open to all abilities, all paddlers are responsible for their own safety and equipment.
  • Limited boats are available on a first come first served basis – book quickly to guarantee a place.
  • Prizes available for the best dressed person & decorated boat.

Get involved, join us:

Come along to this years Santa Splash at the Eldonian Village.

For more information contact coastto.coast@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Canal and River Trust Desmond Family Canoe Trail

Waiting Lists Closed

CURRENTLY THE ASSOCIATION HAVE:
11 CASES WAITING FOR 2 BEDROOM HOUSES
10 CASES WAITING FOR 3 BEDROOM HOUSES
10 CASES WAITING FOR FLATS IN SIBERT HOUSE
11 CASES WAITING FOR FLATS IN ROBERT LYNCH HOUSE (Sheltered)

Based on the amount of empty properties we get each year the expected waiting time for houses is in excess of 5 years and for flats in excess of 3 years.

Given the amount of people waiting for our properties the Allocation Sub-Committee on 24th October 2017 decided to close our waiting lists for 2 and 3 bedroom houses and flats in both Sibert House and Robert Lynch House.
(Existing tenants of the Association applying for a transfer will not be affected.)

We will not therefore be accepting any new applications from 24th October 2017

The situation will be reviewed in 12 months

The Associations waiting lists for both 1 and 2 bedroom bungalows will remain open for the present, applicants should be single people or couples over 65 (both) or people who can provide proof that they have a medical need for bungalow type accommodation.

George Evans
CEO

A copy of the Official Statement is available to download (PDF 82kb)

Eldonian Village Canal Festival wins National Award

PRESS RELEASE

Issue date: 2nd October 2017

The Chester & Merseyside Branch of national charity, The Inland Waterways Association, was amongst the winners at Canal & River Trust’s Living Waterways Awards ceremony in Birmingham on Wednesday 27th September. The Branch won in the category “Community and Volunteering” for their organisation of the very successful 2016 Eldonian Village Canal Festival. The Inland Waterways Association is a membership charity that works to protect and restore the country’s 6,500 miles of canals and rivers.

The Living Waterways Awards spokesperson said “We were impressed with the array of examples of local people getting involved in preparation for the festival, as well as the event itself, which brought 20,000 people to the canalside – an astonishing figure for a canal celebration without precedent.”

Eldonian Canal Festival Award 27 September 2017

A delighted George Evans, Chief Executive of the Eldonian Housing Association received the award along with the Chairman of the Chester & Merseyside Branch of The Inland Waterways Association, Jim Forkin.

The festival was held in June 2016 as part of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Bicentenary celebrations. It aimed to increase the number of boats travelling this last stretch of the Liverpool Link into the docks, and raise awareness of the canal locally.

In addition to the overall organisation by IWA’s Chester & Merseyside Branch, the festival was a community event supported by the Eldonian Housing Association, Liverpool Culture and Canal & River Trust.

Ahead of the event, as well as undertaking comprehensive tidy-up works, IWA volunteers worked with local schools, teaching them about the history of canals and hosting angling taster sessions with the local angling club.

Over 80 boats moored along the canal during the festival weekend, local politicians were taken on a cruise to see the positive impact that improving the canal environment could have for their community, and over 20,000 people attended the festival.

Following the success of the event another low key festival was organised in July 2017, with support from local boat clubs, IWA and Eldonian Housing Association, and it is hoped that it will be an annual fixture in the Liverpool entertainments calendar.

The Inland Waterways Association

IWA is The Inland Waterways Association, a membership charity that works to protect and restore the country’s 6,500 miles of canals and rivers.  IWA is a national organisation with a network of volunteers and branches who deploy their expertise and knowledge to work constructively with navigation authorities, government and other organisations.  The Association also provides practical and technical support to restoration projects through its expert Waterway Recovery Group.

IWA – Keeping our waterways alive.

www.waterways.org.uk

Annual Report for 2015/2016

The Eldonian Community Based Housing Association Annual Report for 2015/2016 is now available.

The report contains a lot of information about how we performed throughout the year and where possible compares our performance against other smaller associations in the North West, smaller associations in the UK and all associations, large and small.

We hope you find the Annual Report both useful and informative.

A copy of the report is available to download. (PDF 10.1 MB)

Annual Report 2015

The Eldonian Community Based Housing Association Annual Report for 2014/2015 has been published.

The report contains a lot of information about how we performed throughout the year and where possible compares our performance against other smaller associations in the North West, smaller associations in the UK and all associations, large and small.

A copy of the report is available to download. (PDF 5.74 MB)