25th March 2021

Axis’ DIY Bus Tours Kingston Council to Teach Local Residents Simple Home Repairs

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In partnership with our client Kingston Council, Axis recently sponsored a DIY Bus to tour different estates in Kingston to teach residents simple home repairs.

The project came to fruition after a consultation with the residents. Feedback was given to find out what they wanted to see more of in the local borough. Having previously delivered successful DIY workshops to residents, we thought it would be a good idea to have a DIY bus tour the estates in order to reach more people.

Over the course of two weeks Axis representatives, including John Basey, Contract Manager, Karen Bratton, Commercial Manager, Tracy Halycz, Commercial Administrator and Paul Hindmarch, Senior Supervisor volunteered on the bus.

Kingston residents visited the bus to watch DIY videos and live demonstrations carried out by the Axis volunteers. Over 50 residents engaged with the programme, with many residents visiting to query about their own specific repair issues.

Paul Hindmarch, senior supervisor commented on the experience saying.

“It was a great pleasure to do my bit for the client and Axis. It was good to meet residents who I had already dealt with before, and some new that I hadn’t yet met. The residents found the videos very helpful, likewise I was delighted to be able to offer them support and give them confidence to carry out some basic home repairs”.

Axis were delighted to be able to share knowledge on issues that were consistently coming up. Residents can now pass on what they learnt to others who were not able to attend on the day. Andrew Donaldson, Group Manager of Housing Repairs & Maintenance at Kingston Council commented saying

“The commitment from Axis colleagues with the development of the DIY Programme has been exceptional. Responses from residents have been hugely encouraging and it is a pleasure to deliver a really positive improvement from an idea that residents gave us”

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