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Leading politician tours Greenstead centre
3:40pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A LEADING Labour politician has praised the work of a north Essex housing organisation.
Jack Dromey, shadow housing minister, visited the Greenstead Community Centre to find out how Colne Housing is planning for the future.
The housing association has launched Work Fit, which will see up to 100 people attend skills and training classes with a view to finding employment in the town.
The Midlands MP, who was in Colchester yesterday, also visited the Hythe, where community land trust Hythe Forward was launched by the association last year.
Its aim is to regenerate the area by getting businesses, residents and councillors together to share ideas.
Mr Dromey said: “Good housing associations not only build homes, they build strong communities and rebuild lives.
“Colne’s work on helping people into work is exemplary and it was good to see firsthand why that really matters.”
Mark Powell Davies, Colne Housing chief executive added: “We work very hard to deliver exceptional service to our residents, from providing them with a quality home, to giving them opportunities to learn new skills and obtain employment.
“We are delighted Mr Dromey got to see some of that hard work in action.”
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