Slough MP visits Osborne and Council Partnership

Local MP Tan Dhesi visited the shared premises of Osborne and Slough Borough Council at Hawker House last week to discover the benefits the partnership is bringing to the area.

Last December, Osborne Communities began a £140m, 10 year contract with the Council to provide a wide range of services to over 7,000 homes including mechanical and electrical, compliance, repairs, voids and cleaning.

Mr Dhesi, who was welcomed by Osborne Communities Managing Director Carol Bailey and Slough Borough Council’s Service Lead for Neighbourhood Services, John Griffiths, was given a tour of the building to learn more about the co-location approach which provides a positive, collaborative working environment designed to provide residents with the best possible service.

Throughout the tour he met Osborne and Council staff, including those from specialist domestic abuse support service Hestia and the Slough Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS), hearing how the partnership works together to understand and invest in the local community, honouring its commitment to providing education, employment and skills opportunities.

Carol Bailey, Managing Director at Osborne Communities, said: “Thanks to co-location and a positive, collaborative approach our partnership with Slough Borough Council has already become truly embedded in the local area.
“Our newly designed office space enables us to work side-by-side with the council to deliver excellent services and provide opportunities that benefit the wider community.”

Cllr Mohammed Nazir, Lead Member for Corporate Finance and Housing at Slough Borough Council, who joined the visit, said: “We are proud of our co-location approach and the many benefits it brings the council, its employees and our residents, who are at the heart of everything we do.”