'Ore Vall-E-Bikes' electric bike project
Ore Vall-E-Bikes offers free use of electric bicycles to local tenants and residents....
The price of gas and electricity has increased markedly as the global economy has seen a dramatic increase in demand for energy after the impact of Covid-19. Despite this, there are things you can do to reduce the impact on your energy bills and we have prepared a new energy advice page with guidance, videos and handy tips to help you…
Dr. Bike Cycle Maintenance event
OVHA are hosting a free Dr. Bike session at our Cardenden office on the 10th of May from 12pm to 7pm in collaboration with Lang Toun Cycles and Greener Kirkcaldy.
VirginMedia will be carrying out engineering works in and around OVHA properties in the coming weeks.
Wild and Stormy Weather
So far this year we have seen a number of severe weather warnings and named storms, most recently Dudley, Eunice and Franklin as well as generally windy weather. Enclosed below are details of our approach to repairing fences...
Live Chat and Tenant Portal
Ore Valley Housing Association can now be contacted using the live chat facility available on our website.
The Scottish Government has introduced new rules for fire and smoke alarms across homes in Scotland.
Condensation and Dampness
Ore Valley has produced guidance on avoiding the development of dampness, mould and moisture in your home...
Rent Review Consultation
Tenant consultation is an important part of any rent review and must take place whenever we are proposing an increase.
Ore Valley Business Incubator
OVHA has opened a business incubation facility offering ad hoc/short-term services such as desk/office space and virtual office facilities for new and emerging businesses in our Ore Valley Business Centre in Lochgelly. The intention is to offer something between developing a business at home and a fully-fledged office rental to help kickstart economic growth in Fife following the impact of Covid-19.
UK Energy Price Rises...
The UK is currently seeing a dramatic rise in wholesale energy prices and this is resulting in customers facing significant domestic fuel bill increases.
Covid-19 and Repairs
During the past 18 months we have worked closely with our contractors to ensure that there has been a functioning repairs service, so that firstly emergency repairs could be undertaken. More recently the full repairs service has been resumed including all repairs and some of our planned maintenance projects.
Clear Your Head
It’s only natural to feel nervous and even overwhelmed as things open up again and you get back to familiar places and experiences. The Clear Your Head campaign has some simple ideas you could try to help you cope better, clear your head and connect with others.
Local grants for local groups
Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) are delighted to announce a new partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund and members of Fife Equalities Forum to distribute community grants for small community-led groups.
Services / COVID-19 Protection Levels
As we move down the Scottish Government Covid-19 Protection Levels, what does this mean for the delivery of our services?
Ore Valley is pleased to welcome the first tenants to our latest development in Lochgelly.
Rent Review Consultation Results
Following our recent rent review consultation, we have collated the results and passed the recommendations on to our Board to consider before making their final decision.
Winter Soup Packs
Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to host our usual Winter Warmer events, so this year we are making fresh soup packs available to our tenants instead.
Office space to let at Ore Valley Business Centre
Small and medium office spaces available now.
Rent Review Consultation 2021/22
Tenant consultation is an important part of any rent review and must take place whenever we are proposing an increase to the rent you pay.
Ore Valley Business Centre - Space to Grow Your Business
The Ore Valley Business Centre, located on Main Street in Lochgelly, offers a variety of office spaces to help local businesses grow and flourish.
2020 Clean Air Day
8th October 2020 is Scotland's Clean Air Day
OVHA Important Services Update
We have reviewed our current service delivery in line with the guidance provided by the Scottish Government.
Ore Valley Housing Association seeking volunteers for our Board
Ore Valley Housing Association is seeking to recruit volunteers to join our Board which meets one evening per month.
Cardenden Flooding - Urgent Appeal for Information
We are seeking any images or videos from the Whitehall area of Cardenden taken during the recent storm.
Integrated Smoke Alarms
We will be resuming the smoke alarm installation project from the middle of August....
OVHA July 2020 Newsletter
Our Association newsletter has been published for July 2020.
Electrical Testing Programme
Our electrical testing programme was halted due to Covid-19 but we have today written to tenants in the programme to alert them that Rogerson Plumbing and Heating are hoping to be in a position to begin working on this programme again sometime from the week beginning 6th July.
OVHA Painter Works Resumes from 22nd June 2020
Due to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, OVHA had to postpone painter work due to be carried out on the properties included in this year's programme. We are delighted to confirm that the contractor Novus is intending to recommence this work from the 22nd June.
Dogs Trust - Covid-19 Survey
Dogs Trust have launched a major survey among the nation’s dog owners to find out how they and their dogs have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scottish Government - Update on National 'Shielding' Policy
Public Health Scotland launched a short survey on experiences and attitudes to shielding on 3 June which runs until 14 June. People shielding and their carers are encouraged to take part online
We are all spending increased time together in our homes during these unprecedented times and the knock-on effect of this may mean that you are more aware of noise levels from your neighbours.
New Arrival During Lockdown...!
Ryan Johnston and Ashley MacDonald welcomed their new son Arlo Johnston into the world on the 20th of April.
Fife Council Grey Bin Collections
Grey bin collections to resume from 20th April 2020
Keeping Your Home Gas Safe During COVID-19
We, as a Housing Association, have a legal obligation to carry out an Annual Gas Service within your property, this law has not changed due to Covid-19. We are working with our contractors, Kingdom Gas Services, to make sure any gas services which are due for renewal are completed on time.
Grass Cutting and Grounds Maintenance Works
Maintenance work will commence on our communal grounds and properties included in our grass cutting scheme from Wednesday of this week.
Fife Council amending Bin Services
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Fife Council are having to introduce changes to waste and recycling services over the coming weeks depending on staffing levels and the government guidance.
Beware Of COVID-19 Scams
Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s concern and uncertainty over COVID-19.
Ore Valley Housing Association - Covid-19 Arrangements
Following the latest Government guidance on Covid-19, all Ore Valley staff are working remotely and all walk in services have been suspended. Whilst our offices are closed, our service remains open with staff contactable via phone and email.
OVHA Electric Car Club - COVID-19 UPDATE: New Temporary Booking Process
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus concerns, the way you book and access vehicles has changed to allow for cleaning between each rental.
Coronavirus Update - Ore Valley Offices
The Government advice is to reduce all non-essential contact and look to provide ‘social distancing’ including the avoidance of large group gatherings and densely populated spaces, such as bars, restaurants and offices. With this in mind, in order to be able to maximise the chance of being able to provide continuous services we are going to change the way we provide services. With effect from Wednesday 18th March at 2PM, our team is going to be spread between two locations - our Cardenden Office and our Business Centre in Lochgelly. This will allow us to fully test our ability to continue to work from remote locations. From Monday 23rd March, our office will be closed and our staff will be working from home. All of our staff have equipment to allow them to access all of the Ore Valley Housing Association computer systems and telephone systems.
Ore Valley Housing Association is paying close attention to developments associated with COVID-19. Our main priority is to ensure the safety of our tenants, staff and business contacts. One of the main methods of achieving this is to minimise the contact that we have with each other. We will endeavour to ensure that we continue to provide you with the best possible and friendliest service.
Your Ore Valley...Your say...
Ore Valley is keen to ensure that your views and questions about the proposed constitutional partnership with Kingdom Housing Association are considered.
Have your say on rents
We are keen to hear what you think about a proposed increase to your rent from 1 April 2020 so that we can take account of your comments and views.
Are you an EU citizen living in Fife?
The Fife EU Settlement Partnership can help support EU Citizens in Fife with their applications to the EU Settlement Scheme
Ore Valley is delighted to welcome two new members to our staff team.
Read our Winter Newsletter
The Ore Valley Winter Newsletter is here! ❄️
Have you registered for My Home yet?
Register before 31st January for the chance to win one of three £50 Co-op Gift Cards!
Community Clean-Up Day
On the 28th of November we held a Community Clean-up Day at Rosewell Drive, Lochore.
Regulator publishes new guide for tenants and service users
The Scottish Housing Regulator has published ‘How We Regulate: A guide for tenants and service users’.
Have you registered for My Home yet?
Register before 31st October for the chance to win one of three £50 Co-op Gift Cards!
Get involved in the #SafeTea campaign
SafeTea is a national campaign which aims to reduce hot drink burns to young children, and improve first aid to children who have been burned.
Read our Autumn Newsletter
The Ore Valley Autumn Newsletter is here! 🍂
Go Electric With Ore Valley!
Ore Valley Housing Association is delighted to announce the launch of its electric car club in partnership with Enterprise Car Club.
Energy price cap lowered
Ofgem is lowering the cap on standard and default energy tariffs, but you could save even more by comparing & switching energy suppliers.
Ore Valley Garden Competition 2019
Our annual garden competition format was a little different this year, with the prizes being awarded to the best overall garden in each of 3 areas - Lochore, Lochgelly and Cardenden.
Scottish Housing Day
Take a look back at the history of the old Bowhill Miners' Institute. We acquired this historic building late last year and hope to develop it for residential use.
Give a kid a coat is back!
Following the huge success of last year’s campaign, we're delighted to confirm that we will be collecting donations of pre-loved coats for distribution to less fortunate families in the area again this year.
Tea & Toast Drop-in at The Hub
The ever popular Tea & Toast Drop-in events are held every Thursday from 9.30am - 11am at The Hub. Please note that the events on 19th September and 3rd October 2019 have been rescheduled to 18th September and 2nd October
Summer Roadshow in Cardenden
Cardenden was our final stop on the Ore Valley Summer Roadshow, thanks to everyone who came along.
Summer Roadshow at Lochgelly
Our second Summer Roadshow was a huge success, thanks to everyone who came along!
Summer Roadhow at Lochore
Thanks to everyone who came along to our Summer Roadshow today, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!
Visit MAC at our Summer Roadshow in Lochore
Hop on board MAC - Fife's mobile museum and travel back in time to Medieval Scotland when the Golden Age of pilgrimage took hold and transformed the landscape of Fife forever.
Ore Valley Summer Roadshow
Come and join us for some fun in the sun as we hit the road in our first ever Summer Roadshow!
Discover 'My Home'
Your digital tenant account where you can manage your tenancy, rent, repairs and more!
Warm Home Discount Scheme
We might be going through a bit of a heatwave at the moment, but it's not too early to think about the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
Our new site is live!
We hope you’ll find our new website quicker and easier to find the information or services you’re looking for.
The Ore Valley Summer Newsletter is here! 😎
Have you heard about The Hub?
This new community use venue is located directly across from our office in Cardenden.