Press Releases

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

Nearly 3,000 buyers join the rush to buy into a new part of London

19/10/2012

On the same weekend that England took one step closer to the World Cup Finals, almost 3,000 Londoners took their FIRST STEPS to qualifying to buy a home of their own. Saturday’s Affordable Home Show East (October 13) attracted the capital’s first-time buyers keen to sign up to affordable homes...More

Brian Johnson starts as new CEO of Metropolitan

15/10/2012

Brian Johnson starts today Monday 15 October as new Chief Executive for Metropolitan, a leading provider of housing, care and support and community regeneration. Brian Johnson said: “I am very pleased to officially take on the role of CEO today. I am very much looking forward to meeting and working...More

New housing report prompts parliamentary discussion

8/10/2012

A new report, ‘Making the most of housing and growth in the East Midlands’, published by the Smith Institute, was recently launched at the Houses of Parliament.  As a major service provider and developer in the region, Metropolitan was pleased to be one of its sponsors. The report identifies a...More

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