Press Releases

Start your new year with a new shared ownership home in Clapham

15/01/2013

Metropolitan Clapham Park, delivering one of the most exciting regeneration projects in the capital, is pleased to announce the launch of shared ownership apartments at The Cavendish Building on January 25th. The newly built apartments sit at the heart of Clapham Park, London’s new parkland residential quarter, on Dragmore Street, Clapham, SW4....More

Social Enterprise support for Migrants

11/01/2013

Social Enterprise support for Migrants    A new programme is being launched this month to support local social entrepreneurs who are from migrant communities or who benefit migrant communities. Funded by the Metropolitan Migration Foundation the CLIMB programme will give four social entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch for a portion...More

Metropolitan works with Derbyshire Police to stamp out anti-social behaviour

2/01/2013

Metropolitan’s role as a responsible landlord has seen the eviction of a resident in the Derby area who made repetitive offences, causing distress to neighbours and damaging property.   The eviction was made possible through close partnership working with the police and local authority.  On 29th November, an 18 year old...More

Grow Local encourages young people to get their hands dirty

14/12/2012

Metropolitan’s  Grow Local Initiative is proving to be a success with young people across the Moorlands, Tulse Hill and St Martin’s estates teaching them some valuable lessons about where produce comes from and providing them with a new skill. The ‘Grow Local’ initiative which sees residents producing organic crops on...More

Nottingham benefits from social enterprise programme providing free advice for budding entrepreneurs

10/12/2012

With the ongoing age of austerity and high unemployment figures there is certainly a flavour for bringing unique ideas to the table when it comes to developing business skills. Forty one members of the Nottingham community expressed their interest in learning about the dynamics of running a business, by attending...More

First Steps Social Enterprise Programme in Nottingham

22/11/2012

A free social enterprise programme aimed at migrant communities called ‘First Steps in Social Enterprise’, is being launched in Nottingham. First Steps is a 12 week programme which teaches the vital skills needed to run a successful social enterprise. John Mayford, Chief Executive of Olmec, said: “We are looking for...More

Giles Long inspires young swimmers in Clapham to get fit

15/11/2012

Metropolitan residents in Clapham who have been learning how to swim had the chance to meet Paralympic swimmer Giles Long, (MBE), as he dropped into one of their sessions at Clapham Leisure Centre. The young residents have been regularly attending water confidence classes through a project funded by Coca-Cola Great...More

Housing and Migration Network urges housing associations to help destitute migrants

29/10/2012

The Housing and Migration Network is urging social landlords to make a difference to the lives of destitute asylum seekers and other migrants in the UK.  To help do this the Network has launched a destitution pack highlighting how housing associations and charities can work together to provide short-term housing,...More

Metropolitan joins forces with police to tackle anti-social behaviour in St. Neots

26/10/2012

On 16 October, Metropolitan evicted a 37 year old male tenant from one of its properties in Cook Drive, St. Neots following his criminal conviction for drug-related activities. Metropolitan were contacted by residents with reports that anti-social behaviour was taking place and causing problems for neighbours, and also that there...More

MP opens new club house for Ashmole’s older residents

19/10/2012

Older residents living on the Ashmole estate in Oval celebrated as MP Kate Hoey officially opened their new sheltered club house. The club house was dramatically revamped as part of the large-scale regeneration project Metropolitan is carrying out on the estate. The club house has been a meeting point for...More

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