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South Tyneside Homes runs Christmas competition for tenants

Over recent years I’ve often been impressed by the lengths that some folks in South Tyneside go to when decorating their houses at Christmas time, there are some areas of the borough where it would be worth organising bus tours because the amount and array of illuminations are akin to the sea front at Blackpool. So it’s great fun to see that South Tyneside Homes is getting into the right spirit and helping to inject a little fun whilst encouraging their tenants to brighten their local environment and neighbourhood, they are running a competition this year and offering £100 of shopping vouchers to find the best decorated council home in the borough.

The great thing is, as I found out four years ago, that more and more of the decorations that are now in use are of the low voltage and low wattage LED type which is far more environmentally acceptable and apparently helps to lower carbon emissions too. They also look far more attractive than the older filament bulb types and offer much greater variation in their use. In South Shields I always enjoy seeing places like Copley Avenue and Jesmond Gardens all lit up for Christmas, so I hope this competition goes down well with tenants.

Having got Christmas out of the way I’d love to see the ALMO (Arms Length Management Organisation) encouraged to promote a “best garden” competition in the summer months perhaps with some shiny new mowers,  strimmers, hedge trimmers, or garden vacs offered as prizes, I’m sure local retailers would be happy to help promote the event and be associated with it, and it would be yet another way to help tenants enjoy their gardens and share in the pride that comes with competing to win.

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Written by curly

November 19, 2009 at 10:20 am

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