Berkshire resident receives media attention for self-published poetry books

11 February 2020

Berkshire resident Nyasher Browne was  invited to appear on BBC Radio Berkshire for the second time last Thursday. This is after a successful reading of her powerful poem Rain Against My Window that was recently...

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Volunteering pays off

6 December 2018

From volunteer to full-time employee: Abu explains how volunteering with Metropolitan Thames Valley set him up for a paid job. Earlier this year, a leaflet was posted through the letterbox of Abu Sahid’s home at...

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Metropolitan Thames Valley residents vote ‘yes’ in first London Mayor estate regeneration ballot

14 November 2018

Social housing residents in Barnet, north London, have voted in favour of the redevelopment of their estate – in the first ballot of its kind under new rules introduced by the Mayor of London earlier...

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Local councillors view new Metropolitan affordable homes in Redbridge

2 August 2018

Local councillors in Redbridge, east London, have visited Wanstead Park Road, Metropolitan’s new development of 37 affordable homes in the borough. Councillor Farah Hussain, Redbridge Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness, and Councillor Kam...

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In the wake of Windrush and at the dawn of Metropolitan

22 June 2018

Keith Shaw came to Britain shortly after the Empire Windrush, which brought the first wave of Caribbean migrants here 70 years ago. A Metropolitan resident for more than 50 years, he helped establish the housing...

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Moving on from Grenfell

14 May 2018

After witnessing the Grenfell Tower fire up-close, Jasmine had to leave her family home opposite the block to recover from the trauma. Metropolitan made that journey possible Jasmine lived in a tower block directly opposite...

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Lambeth locals get fighting fit with free boxing classes

9 May 2018

Metropolitan is running free boxing classes at Clapham Park in Lambeth, south London, where colleagues and residents can train together to get fit – or work towards coaching qualifications of their own. ‘Boxing for Beginners’...

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Suzanne’s up for a European honour

2 May 2018

Metropolitan’s Asbestos Manager Suzanne Smith is a finalist at the prestigious European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards Metropolitan’s Suzanne Smith has been shortlisted for a European Women in Construction and Engineering (WICE) Award. Her...

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Banking on the community

11 April 2018

Local people used to be a blur to Nighat Khan, as she rushed past them each day on her way to and from work as a City banker. These days, she has her fellow Clapham...

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Getting down to business

15 March 2018

Finding work was a tough job for graduate Sadick Boateng, until Metropolitan stepped in. Sadick Boateng had been applying for up to ten jobs a day for more than a year, but didn’t get a...

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