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Housing Group Workers Get On Their Bikes For The Games

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1:22pm 31st July 2012

A housing group's 'going green' to get maintenance men into residents homes to effect repairs despite Olympic travel restrictions in Weymouth and Portland.

Spectrum Housing group have bought bikes and had some of their workforce safety trained in how to ride them, so they can get emergency work done in their properties.

Neil Patterson, Contract Manager at Spectrum Property Care said: “We maintain 912 properties in the Weymouth area and need to be able to reach them easily during the Games. If a resident has a water leak we need to be able to get to them to sort it out.”

“To keep up our usual high level of service, the team need bikes and although it isn’t our usual way to get around, it will keep the team fit. We always rise to our challenges and the logistics of the Olympics is no exception.”

The team will carry a bicycle multi-tool, tyre levers, a spare inner tube, and a small adjustable spanner as well as a small tool kit to undertake property maintenance and repairs.

Spectrum Property Care, a subsidiary of Spectrum Housing Group, maintains, repairs and improves in excess of 35,000 homes responding to the needs of 100,000 social housing residents across the South of England each year. Spectrum Property Care also repair and maintain NHS sites, student accommodation and public buildings for a range of clients.

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