Colleagues joined by local councillors for ‘Big Impact Day’ in Brentford

Colleagues were joined by four local councillors to mark ‘Big Impact Day’ for residents in Brentford.
Big Impact Day
Cllr Guy Lambert, Cllr Lara Parizotto, Cllr Marina Sharma and Julie Brooker
The open day supported residents from Great West Quarter and Baltic Avenue and aimed to make a positive difference to them by carrying out practical tasks and highlighting the important services that are available.

Labour councillors Marina Sharma (Brentford East), Rhys Williams (Brentford East), Lara Parizotto (Brentford West) and Guy Lambert (Brentford West), joined colleagues, business partners and volunteers at Jantzen House on Thursday 27 July.

More than 30 residents took the opportunity to speak one-to-one with colleagues and their council representative about local matters, while several workshops were set up to offer support and advice on matters including tenancy and employment.

Our Enhanced Housing Management Team led by Daniel Simpson conducted a tour of the estate and answered any queries from our customers.

Throughout the day, Pyramid Plus staff were on-hand to carry out same-day maintenance work. More than 50 minor jobs were completed, ranging from window repairs, light bulb replacements and painting of communal areas.

Contractors Rose Property Services were in attendance to remove any unwanted bulk items and clear garden waste.

An employment adviser, tenancy sustainment officer and a neighbourhood manager were also in attendance to answer questions and share details about some of the schemes on offer to residents.

Julie Brooker, Communities Partner (Social Value), said: “It was pleasing to see so many people engaging with the event. We know times are tough for many people right now and we hope today has helped to alleviate some of those worries and show that there is support out there.”

Cllr Sharma said: “It’s good to see you here today wanting to engage with leaseholders and residents. We can only be better if we work together.”

Cllr Parizotto added: “I think it’s really valuable to have a day dedicated to customers. They reach out to us when they find it difficult to get issues resolved so this is positive for them to feel heard, and hopefully some of those issues can be resolved today.”