It’s Been A While…
Coronavirus has meant that we’ve been away from the office for quite some time. Just before lockdown our new certificate arrived and we can finally share it with you! This one valid for 3 years. It reiterates our commitment to making our local community a better place and hopefully we will be able to be back to some normality soon so we can crack on with our commitments.
Lincoln Imp Trail – Postponed
The Lincoln Imp Trail have taken the hard decision to postpone this year’s trail. We fully support this decision. For more information you can see the update on their Facebook page.
Lincoln IMP Trail Update 💛We have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s IMP Trail, but will be…
Lincoln Imp – Our Press Release
Lincoln Digs are an Official Sponsor for the Lincoln Imp Trail! "We are very pleased and proud to be supporting the…
Phot0s take pre-social distancing
Everything is a bit odd in the world right now. We’re all working from home. We will be posting links on our Facebook page links to places where mental health support can be found. Student Services are still operating although it may be a little different that usual. Support can be found on their webpage. https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk/ We can still be contact on our office number if you’d like a chat or some more information on how to access relevant support be it emotional or financial.
SU Food Bank
As some tenants are going back to be with family in light of the pandemic the SU Food Bank is in need more than ever. Can you make a donation?
Lincoln Imp Trail – Progress
Lincoln Imp Trail – Certificate Day
It’s a funny time in the world right now but this brought us some big smiles. Having our sponsor certificate delivered to the office and we got a sneak peak at the Imp!
Our lovely maintenance man, Pete found her and managed to reunite her with her owners. After getting lots of cuddles in the office!
Lincoln Imp Trail
Before Lincoln Digs was a member of the Social Responsibility Charter and before this blog we purchased a Baron at charity auction from the Baron trail. All proceeds going to St Barnabas. You can come and visit him in our entrance way. This year it’s the Imp Trail! We’re very proud to say we have sponsored the creation of an Imp for the trail and we are also an Education Sponsor. For more information head over to the Lincoln Imp Trails website. We’ll be posting lots of progress photos over the coming weeks/months!
A football team very close to our hearts.
UoL Volunteer Week
11th-17th of March. Can you get involved?
Keeping it Green
Great article by UoL about how to keep it green as student. Well worth a read!
Christmas Jumper Day
Our donations are making their way to Save the Children.
Close Your Doors
Fire safety is something we feel passionately about!
As part of your bedtime routine it is recommended that you close your doors. A door can help hold the spread of fire and…
Today Clive was interviews for the local BBC news to discuss how we’re engaging CribAdvisor. CribAdvisor is a website set up by ex-UoL students and allows student tenants to anonymously review housing providers. We thing its a fab idea and hope that it will drive up standards across the industry.
The safest way to enjoy celebrations tonight is to attend an organised event such as the one at Sincil Bank. This is…
University Accreditation Scheme
As members of the University Accreditation Scheme all of our houses have to pass an independent inspection from the Fire…
5th Happiest Place to Live?
Must be because of all of the socially responsible businesses!
Great North Run
Good Luck Paul! Pur donation has been made. Read Pauls incredible story.
“Great North Run “Para-style” (80lbs)
In memory of “Hank” Hood…
The speciality of the Parachute Regiment is tabbing. Due to arthritis, I can no longer run, so, for the last 2 of my 14 consecutive GNRs I have had to TAB (Tactical Advance To Battle) or speed march. This involves carrying heavy weight in a bergen (approx 40lbs) and a further 45lbs in the form of a replica 81mm mortar barrel. Tabbing was my speciality as a PTI in 2 Para, something I did almost daily as I took platoon after platoon or company, for their annual speed march test (10 miler with 35lb in Bergen plus kit, rifle etc.) over hideous hills and through mud filled valleys against the clock. As part of the PT Staff back then we also held the record for the 50 miler, completing the course over the south downs in 10 hours 45 mins. after parachuting in to the start.
The replica mortar barrel I carry on my shoulders was manufactured by Harvey Fabrication, a company near my home who support my fundraising and who can pretty much make anything from metal. David Harvey (director) has been very generous with his time and companies resources, thanks Dave! I also have a 4m high carbon fibre pole attached to my bergen with a Union Jack flag at the top, and Support our Paras flag below. This provides maximum exposure for the charity and makes me easy to spot among the 56k runners. I am wearing current issue combat trousers and boots and a Support our Paras T-shirt. The money raised goes to the Regimental charity to support Paras past and present, who are in desperate need of help. This year, I am participating in memory of Hank Hood, who was a friend and colleague – together, we were instructors seconded to train the Belize defence force, whilst serving in Central America. My last memory of Hank was having a cool beer with him in Belize city during a well earned break. Hank was a legend in the Paras and was someone I respected and admired.
Hank took his own life recently, along with two other former colleagues in the same year, and Support our Paras carry out vital work in helping to reduce these terrible statistics.
Please give what you can – literally every penny counts. And please always select Gift Aid as this gives a huge boost to the overall total raised. Thank you, Paul”
One Of Our Chosen Causes
Take a read!Brogans story is really inspirational and she is so close to her target!https://justgiving.com/fundraising/brogan1?fbclid=IwAR0p2BJJEUFiC1t6bIa0iifc6aLTFgfdWQVPD8ThPFtD7-oLpDbvSVZwl4Y
Eden Lincs is a registered charity that provides support and assistance to men, women and children suffering or fleeing domestic abuse. Often when our tenants move out they leave small kitchen appliances, soft furnishings and small bits of furniture. Throughout our refurb we have been making drops of donations at the Lincoln toy Library for donation point.
Another basket has been delivered to the SU. Thank you!
A few weeks ago, the amazing Lincoln Digs and their tenants donated a fantastic amount of food and toiletries to our…
We provide these free of charge to every tenant. This means less mattresses in landfill and less damage charges for tenants!
Chest Freezer Donation
Today our maintenance team dropped of our donation of a large chest freezer to Mint Lane Cafe a community cafe. We hope that this helps them to continue the great work they do. You should check out their Facebook page!
Walk Where You Can
We’re loving this policy today. Something we would have never thought of without the charter.
We’re making it easier for you to donate at the end of your tenancy. We will collect from your house at the end of your tenancy and deliver to the SU.
We’re working with your SU to collect food donation for the SU food bank which directly helps students in need. Can you help?
Some really interesting opportunities. Take a look and see if you can get involved!
How To Become A Member Of The Charter
On The Big Screen
We spotted ourselves and the other signees on the big screen at the bis station today!
Policy: Walk Where You Can
A Bit About The Trusted Landlord Scheme
Just A Reminder
Being A Good Neighbour
We work closely with the local authority, local community and the Universities to minimise disturbances to our neighbours. The Uni’s have produced a couple of leaflets on being a good neighbour. Take a look. (Copies available in the office)
SU Food Bank
Plans in the pipeline. Watch this space
Today we received our certificate!
A few weeks ago we submitted our application which outlined some of the activities we do already which are socially responsible.
One which benefit the local community:
- The use of electric vehicles
- Free use of our boardroom for charities and non-profit organisations
- Our “Contractors Code of Conduct”
- Being member of the Trusted Landlord Scheme
Ones which benefit our employees:
- Paid time off to donate blood
- Walk where you can policy
- No smoking policy
We also outlined how we would increase or improve our socially responsible activities and laid out a plan for over the next year:
- We hope to promote the use of the boardroom for charities using our social media streams.
- Encourage more staff volunteering
- Create a “Social Responsibility Champion”
- Add a “Social responsibility page to our website and champion what our staff are doing. (TICK)