Six weeks of hell ended with one Armagh I story
Story prompts Radius Housing Association into action for Armagh mum and son
Good morning, it’s Micheal with you here. I just wanted to start the week (if you consider Tuesday the start) on a nice positive note. Last week, we had a mother and son come into our office in Armagh. Our reporter Mairead spoke to them about an issue they were having in their home; it turns out they were living with no hot water for six weeks after a pipe burst a week before Christmas. Just think about that…horrendous!
The were at their wits’ end trying to get it sorted with Radius Housing. Thankfully, we were able to highlight the issue publicly and, lo and behold, the issue was being sorted the very next morning.
Thanks to Ian Liggett – a community pastor at Vibe church – who helped the pair when they came to us; he popped his head into the office again on Friday and advised us that, thanks to Armagh I, the issue had been resolved – or the workers were in the house fixing it. All’s well that ends well.
As much as it is a pat on our own back we were – and are – delighted to help. So, at the risk of opening up the floodgates, please do reach out with any issues you may be experiencing and we will do our best to help, or at the very least, point you in the right direction.
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Armagh City Hotel Fitness and Leisure are now recruiting for Fitness Instructor (Part Time) to join the team.
Konfloor Ltd are a family run flooring contractor based in Armagh who have an office based vacancy for a full time role within the accounts team.
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Multi-agency meeting held to address community concerns over Coalisland Canal Walk. Mid Ulster Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) held a multi-agency meeting to address the community concerns in the Coalisland Canal Walk area.
Speedwell Trust offer free parenting courses to help tackle challenging behaviours. One thing we can perhaps all agree on is that it’s not always easy – and that’s ok. There is support out there and Maryam from Speedwell Trust is calling all parents in the Mid-Ulster area to attend free Behaviour Support sessions in March