Tuesday, 22 August 2017

REGENT LETTINGS, NEWBURY, MARKS ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY

Newbury lettings agency Regent Lettings has marked its tenth anniversary with a celebratory cruise along the Kennet and Avon Canal.




pic by Stuart March

The firm was founded by husband-and-wife team Graeme and Gill Leech in 2007 and since then has grown in strength and reputation as a specialist, local residential letting agency.

Along with staff, clients were invited to the special event on the horse-drawn ‘Kennet Valley’ barge that departed from Kintbury. The evening included a buffet from Inner Circle Catering, and champagne to celebrate. There was a speech by Mr Leech and a raffle in aid of West Berkshire Mencap.

Regent Lettings is an established, independent agency that is a member of ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents). It offers managed and non-managed services, including impartial advice on property investment in the local area. Regent carries out accompanied viewings, full referencing, video inventories for accuracy, prepares tenancy agreements, lodges deposits with the DPS (Deposit Protection Service), carries out regular property visits and keeps up-to-date with the ever-changing legislation.

Mr Leech said: “We’re so appreciative to everyone who has supported us on our lettings journey over the last 10 years and delighted that they are able to share the celebration with us.

“Our ethos is to treat every property we work with as if it is our own. We work hard to match the right tenant with the right property and all of the rental properties in our care are supported by our team of local property specialists.

“Our aim is to be the most trusted and respected agency in the area by providing expert advice to clients.”


Monday, 14 August 2017

SPX GETS IN THE FLOW OF VOLUNTEERING WITH WEST BERKSHIRE MENCAP


Staff from SPX Flow in Newbury have volunteered their time to help West Berkshire Mencap this week.



The team of five engineers and fitters spent a day carrying out an extreme makeover of the charity’s sensory garden and sports field at the Enborne Gate headquarters.

As well as mowing the grass which had grown to waist height, plus cutting back weeds to make the field usable for team events and sports for children with learning disabilities, the volunteers completely transformed the sensory garden just in time for the charity’s open day.

The sensory garden provides a quiet space for people with learning disabilities to immerse themselves in and to explore their senses.

SPX assembly supervisor Mick Whittaker, who is set to retire from the firm later this year after 49 years of service, said: “We wanted to do something practical to help so we took an in-house poll to see which local charity staff wanted to support. West Berkshire Mencap received the most votes, so we got in touch to see if there was anything they wanted done.

“It’s been really good to see the results of our work and the impact it’s had on the people who have benefited.”

Leila Ferguson, chief executive of West Berkshire Mencap, added: “We are so grateful to the volunteers from SPX Flow who have made such a difference to us by offering their help. We have been absolutely astounded by their willingness to throw themselves into helping in such a practical way. They have already made such a visible difference to the charity’s surroundings.”