Welcome to your latest edition of Shine Magazine

Shine Magazine front page with cover star Val Ahern smiling into the camera whilst holding a bunch of flowers.

Page 2-3: News in brief

Seven updates you need to know.

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Page 4-5: Shaping Eastlight for the Future

Read our plans for the next three years.

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Page 6-7: Eastlight in numbers

From Tenant Satisfaction Measures, to your compliments and complaints. Find our what we're doing to improve our services for you.

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Page 8: Our new repairs patches

Find out about our five new patches and how they'll improve our repairs service for your home.

Estate Ranger, Marc Alliston, is putting unwanted items and cardboard into the back of his van. The point of view is from inside the van and he is smiling.

Page 9: In your neighbourhoods

Meet some of your Estates team and find out what they're doing to make your areas better.

Eastlight resident Val Ahern is stood outside her home with Estate Safety Officer, Mark Garnham, who is handing her a bunch of flowers.

Page 10-11: Val hits 50 years at Templars

In 1974, Val and Michael Ahern moved onto Witham’s Templars Estate, part of a generation of Londoners who moved to Essex in the 1960s and 70s.


Page 12: Join our Active Resident Network

Have a say in how we do things.

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Page 13: Eastlight resident opens baby and toddler group

“I couldn’t find a baby & toddler group so I started my own!”

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Page 14: Michelle Baker leaves our CIC

Michelle takes on an exciting new role working for the Regulator of Social Housing.


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Page 15: Eastlight resident pens blog on Essex Pride

"To celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride month this June, Eastlight will be sponsoring Essex Pride in Chelmsford."

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Page 16: Help is at hand

We can help with financial support, benefits advice and help to manage your rent if you are struggling.