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2017

31st May 2017 ACHA wins on Anti-Social Behaviour
12th May 2017 Scotland’s Oldest Councillor Helps ACHA Move Home in Bowmore
12th May 2017 ACHA’s Modern Apprentices Will Earn as They Learn
1st Apr 2017 ACHA Makes a Start at Jutland Court, Helensburgh
15th Mar 2017 ACHA Launches Garden in Bloom and Sunflower Competition 2017
20th Feb 2017 ACHA Launches Growing Our Own
18th Feb 2017 Jance Gets "Smart" With ACHA!
17th Feb 2017 Michael Russell MSP Opens New ACHA Homes in Dunoon
6th Feb 2017 Well Done Leyla


2016

23rd Dec 2016 ACHA Membership Prize Draw
19th Dec 2016 Santa Drops in on ACHA New Build Opening in Oban
1st Dec 2016 ACHA Publishes Landlord Report for 2015/16
28th Nov 2016 ACHA Renews its Commitment to Tenant Participation
21st Nov 2016 ACHA 10 Years On
18th Nov 2016 ACHA Builds 10 New Homes by the Sea
14th Nov 2016 ACHA Completes 10 More Homes in Connel
24th Oct 2016 ACHA Wants Tenant Input
12th Sep 2016 Rural Innovator Awards 2016: Voting now open!
30th Aug 2016 ACHA to Build 8 New Family Homes in Glenshellach, Oban
30th Aug 2016 Upgrade Work Planned for ACHA Properties on Islay
19th Aug 2016 New Offices in Rothesay Officially Opened
3rd Aug 2016

Go Ahead and “Tap the App"

18th Jul 2016 Staff in Helensburgh attend Emergency Life Support training facilitated by Heartstart
6th Apr 2016 ACHA secures final part of the deal for a further Connel New Build
23rd Mar 2016 ACHA Welcomes Scottish Government Support for Welfare Rights
18th Feb 2016 Acha Go on Site at Victoria Park
3rd Feb 2016 Drug Dealers Not Tolerated
18th Jan 2016 £1.2 Million for Tenants
18th Jan 2016 Duncan's in the Picture
7th Jan 2016 Restoration Work Starts in Oban


2015

11th Dec 15 Argyll and Bute MP Visits Local Job Club
8th Dec 15 Castle Delivers New IT Infrastructure
18th Nov 15 ACHA Assists Local Groups
3rd Nov 15 ACHA Evicts Drug Dealer
21st Oct 15 ACHA Agrees Funding Deal
14th Oct 15 ACHA Publishes 2014/15 Landlord Report
6th Oct 15 Garden in Bloom Winner
16th Sept 15 ACHA Wants Customer Input
24th Aug 15 ACHA Welcomes First Minister to View New Housing in Oban
13th July 15 ACHA Builds in Tayvallich
29th June 15 27 New Homes in Oban and Connel
5th June 15 Islay New Build Open Day
8th May 15 Connel New Builds Completed
21st April 15 Helensburgh New Builds Completed
24th Mar 15 Bridge Terrace Road Issues Smoothed Over
5th Mar 15 Working Together Benefits Cowal Pipe Band Hall
12th Feb 15 Bruce West ACHA's New Dir. Finance & IT
9th Feb 15 Consultation on AntiSocial Behaviour
29th Jan 15 New Homes in Tarbert
28th Jan 15 ACHA Invest in Energy Efficiency Measures on Mull


2014

30th Dec 14 ACHA Completes 40 New Homes
24th Dec 14 Anna Wins Christmas Card Competition
29th Oct 14 ACHA publishes Landlord Report
6th Oct 14 ACHA Energy Efficiency Projects To Top £8million
22nd Sep 14 Are You Looking For Accommodation
19th Sept 14 New Partnership For Welfare Rights Service
18th Sept 14 ACHA Introduces New Text Message Service
14th Aug 14 Landlord Report
11th Aug 14
ACHA’s New Houses Available To Transfer Applicants
8th Aug 14 ACHA Completes Two New Homes In Bonawe
4th Aug 14
ACHA Tenants Support The Case For Affordable Housing
29th July 14 Argyll Companies Win Two ACHA Major Contracts
16th July 14 Grey Matters to ACHA
14th July 14 ACHA To Build New Homes in Inveraray
1st July 14 A New way of Applying for Housing Online
2nd June 14 Ministerial Visit to Duncholgan
1st June 14 ACHA’s Housing Allocation Open Day
1st May 14 European Health Award for ACHA
1st May 14 Housing Regeneration in Dunoon
30th April 14 Soroba Roof and Roughcasting to go ahead
23rd April 14 Improvements to ACHA Homes in Regent Terrace
5th April 14 ACHA Approves Budget for Investment
28th Mar 14 ACHA’s Annual “Garden in Bloom” Launched
25th Mar 14 Termination of Local Drug Dealer’s Tenancy
28th Mar 14 Roddy McCuish, Secretary to ACHA Board
15th Mar 14 ACHA’S New Build 2014 to Exceed 100
14th Feb 14 ACHA to Reopen Strachur Play Park
21st Feb 14 ACHA Agrees Housing Loan Facility with Council
27th Jan 14 ACHA Wants Customer Input
24th Jan 14 Connel to benefit from New Homes

2013

18th Dec 13 Season’s Greetings

9th Dec 13

ACHA Rewards Members
18th Nov 13 Affordable Homes Completed in Port Ellen
14th Nov 13 ACHA Needs You
9th Nov 13 'Your Voice' - ACHA wants to hear from you
9th Oct 13 Riverside Rascals Continues to Grow and Grow
9th Oct 13 Largest Sunflower Competition
6th Oct 13 ACHA’s AGM highlights investment of £93.1million
17th Sept 13 ACHA welcomed the First Minister
17th Sept 13 ACHA gives evidence on the Bedroom Tax
17th Sept 13 Tenant Evicted who harboured drug dealer
23rd Aug 13 ACHA’s Garden Competition 2013
20th Aug 13 Tenant evicted in helensburgh
23rd July 13 Refurbishment of the Dalaruan cottages
17th July 13 ACHA complete new build housing in Dalmally
16th July 13 ACHA secures £296,994 from the Big Lottery Fund
18th June 13 ACHA confirms investment in Campbeltown
18th June 13 ACHA raises concerns about the “Bedroom Tax”
10th June 13 ACHA Agrees rent rebate to Assist Soroba Nursery
13th May 13 Ardenslate Properties Complete
22nd Apr 13 ACHA Launches New Repairs Service
22nd Apr 13 ACHA Tenant evicted in Rothesay
16th Apr 13 Deputy First Minister Views Progress
8th Apr 13 ACHA's 'Garden in Bloom' Competition 2013
2nd Apr 13 ACHA To Build New Homes in Bonawe
2nd Apr 13 Housing Association consults with Gypsy/Traveller Community
25th Mar 13 Glenshellach housing development gets the go ahead
11th Mar 13 ACHA’s New factoring policy goes out for Consultation
29th Jan 13 Council & ACHA working together
25th Jan 13 Chairperson's appeal for locals to become ACHA members

2012

12th Dec 12 ACHA rewards members across Argyll and Bute
29th Nov 12 Survey Prize Winner
22nd Oct 12 Drug Dealers Not Tolerated
12th Oct 12 Acha Welcomes The MOD to Dunoon
6th Oct 12 Largest Sunflower Competition
05th Oct 12 Blooming Marvellous
03rd Oct 12 Home Improvements, New Build Housing and Welfare Reform
03rd Oct 12 Resolving Complaints goes live 3rd October 2012
31st Aug 12 Cowal Garden Competition Winners Announced
7th Sept 12 Mull survey. In order to plan for the future, Argyll & Bute Council
6th Sept 12 Children from Port Ellen Primary Gaelic Choir helped launch new build
30th july 12 ACHA to replace footbridge at Highbank Park, Lochgilphead
11th july 12 ACHA carries out improvement works at Corrsgeir Place, Port Ellen
5th July 12 ACHA Aims To Help Tenants Through The Welfare Reform Maze
7th June 12 Ferfadd Court Receives Kitchen Donation
1st June 12 Trio Trainees' Success
31st May 12 First New Affordable Homes to be built for Dalmally in a generation
26th Mar 12 Ideas Welcomed for Valrose Terrace Car Park
26th Mar 12 New ACHA tenancies in Lochgoilhead
12th Mar 12 Payment Collection Ends at Local Offices
20th Jan 12 Suspension of Right to Buy

2011

23 Dec 11 ACHA Prize Draw Winner
21 Dec 11 Christmas and New Year Greetings
16 Dec 11 ACHA Tenant Evicted For Anti-Social Behaviour
12 Dec 11 ACHA rewards members across Argyll and Bute
5 Dec 11 ACHA Seeks Tenants Opinions
2 Dec 11 ACHA Publishes Annual Report
1 Dec 11 ACHA Seeks Tenants Opinions
30 Nov 11 ACHA Prize Draw Winner
24 Nov 11 From Old to New in Longsdale, Oban
22 Nov 11 Housing Association Granted Charitable Status
17 Nov 11 Dalintober Kids Get Arty for ACHA
1 Nov 11 “Pipe Band Drums up Funding from Association”
21 Oct 11 FISH (Argyll) ‘reels’ in £2million
19 Oct 11 Upgrade of Stanalane Play Park
12 Oct 11 Much Needed Homes for Dalmally
11 Oct 11 ACHA Chair Steps Down After 5 Years At the Helm
4 Oct 11 ACHA’s First Good Neighbour Award
16 Sep 11 Blooming Marvellous
7 Sep 11 Student Placement within ACHA
30 Aug 11 Blooming Marvellous
17 Aug 11 Get Ready for Work with ACHA
12 Aug 11 ACHA to invest in £9,962,296 in housing in Bute and Cowal
10 Aug 11 ACHA Launch New Online Repair Logging
5 Aug 11 Green Fingered Tenants Win Cash Prizes
5 Aug 11 Longhill Tenant Wins Garden Prize
2 Aug 11 New Beginning for Millknowe
1 Aug 11 ACHA Recruits their First Modern Apprentice in Housing
29 July 11 Jolomo Helps ACHA Introduce New Payment Options
8 July 11 ACHA, the Scottish Government and Argyll And Bute Council Launch the next phase of Campbeltown’s regeneration
5 July 11 Vandals Hit Play Park
5 July 11 Insurance Services - ACHA
4 July 11 Tender for Internal & External Audit Services
15 June 11 New Committee Members Represent Cowal & Bute Tenants
7 June 11 Drug Dealers not Tolerated
4 June 11 ACHA Assists Local Groups
5 May 11 ACHA Evicts Mid Argyll Tenant as a result of serious Anti Social Behaviour
7 Apr 11 Allotments Come To New Parliament Place
5 Apr 11 Well Deserved 1st for Jenna
14 Mar 11 FISH Project ‘reels in’ £1million and Government ‘Best Practice’ recognition
4 Mar 11 ACHA Sign 3 Year Shared Services IT Contract with Argyll & Bute Council
2 Mar 11 Rothesay Academy Pupil Joins ACHA For Work Placement
1 Mar 11 Bridging the Generation Gap
25 Feb 11 ACHA’s Board Approves Record Budget
7 Feb 11 Drug Dealers Not Tolerated
7 Jan 11 New Web Payment Service for ACHA Tenants

2010

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22 Dec 10 ACHA Rewards Members Across Argyll and Bute
17 Dec 10 ACHA Housing Development at Highfield, Bowmore
21 Dec 10 Rent Consultation Analysis
7 Dec 10 Christmas Greetings
6 Dec 10 ACHA Call for Good Neighbours During the Cold Snap
1 Dec 10 ACHA Protecting You and Your Home in the Cold
1 Dec 10 Important facts about the Right to Buy for our Tenants
15 Nov 10 ACHA recruits their first Graduate Trainee
12 Nov 10 ACHA Tenants Receive Garden Awards
02 Nov 10 ACHA Completes its First New Build Homes in Oban
28 Oct 10 Garden Award for ACHA Tenants
21 Oct 10 FISH Project ‘nets’ £ Half a Million
6 Oct 10 ACHA’s 4th Annual General Meeting since Stock Transfer
1 Oct 10 Community's Tribute to Local Councillor
8 Sep 10 Connaught Announcement
27Aug 10 New Kitchen For Cragroy Sheltered Housing Complex
23 Aug 10 ACHA Secures Anti Social Behaviour Order Against Persistent Troublemaker
11 Aug 10 Watson Place’s New-Look Play Park now Open for Use
10 Aug 10 ACHA Customer Satisfaction Survey – Cowal & Butes Winners Announced
20 July 10 ACHA Makes Solid Progress In Infrastructure Investment
20 July 10 ACHA Launches Traineeship Plans
12 July 10 ACHA Announces Dates for its Annual General Meeting and Customer Involvement Day
2 July 10 Salen Children Benefit from Refurbishment of their Playparks
21 Jun 10 Balloons of Hope Signify New Housing Start for Campbeltown
7 Jun 10 ACHA Obtains its First ASBO in Bute
21 May 10 New Soroba Rail Bridge Officially Opens
6 May 10 Home Improvements Completed as ACHA Tenant Turns 102 Years Young
6 Apr 10 Soroba Railway Bridge Now Open For Pedestrian Use
1 Apr 10 ACHA Approves Budget of £37.6million for the Coming Year
19 Mar 10 Are You Interested in Becoming a Home Owner?
8 Mar 10 FISH project ‘nets’ 4 new Welfare Rights Officers
5 Mar 10 MacLeod's Construction Donate DVD Player to Ferffad Court
8 Feb 10 Soroba Bridge to be Replaced
29 Jan 10 ACHA Gets "Fair" Rating from Regulator
28 Jan 10 ACHA Seeks Tenants Opinions
12 Jan 10 ACHA Provides Resources to Assist the Council with Pavement Gritting
5 Jan 10 ACHA call for good neighbours during the cold snap

2009

22 Dec 09 New Home for ACHA
Dec 09 Winter advice for ACHA Tenants
23 Nov 09 ACHA is Looking for Photos
22 Oct 09 ACHA Publishes Second Annual Report
9 Oct 09 ACHA Welcomes the Mod to Oban
5 Oct 09 Alastair MacGregor Presents the “Mull in Bloom” Trophy
1 Oct 09 ACHA's AGM Highlights Achievements & Challenges
7 Sept 09 Millknowe Improvements Approved by ACHA Board
19 Jun 09 ACHA Completes first New Build Homes
5 Jun 09 ACHA Boost for Local Construction
11 May 09 ‘FISH Argyll’ project wins national award
1 May 09 ACHA Secures 3 Evictions for Drug Dealing
7 Apr 09 ACHA reaches kitchen milestone
6 Apr 09 Annual Report
20 Mar 09 ACHA becomes TPAS Accredited
19 Mar 09 ACHA’s Board Approves Record Investment Programme for coming year
11 Mar 09 New systems for ACHA
3 Mar 09 ACHA raises the roof in Cardross & Kilcreggan
12 Feb 09 ACHA launches new website
28 Jan 09 ACHA raises the roof in Bonawe
20 Jan 09 ACHA to bring relief to relief land

2008

15 Dec 08 Bute Credit Union and ACHA work together to encourage tenants to save and access affordable loans
3 Dec 08 ACHA evict drug dealer
2 Dec 08 ACHA helps combat the Credit Crunch
28 Nov 08 Oban affordable housing delayed 9 months after site preperation
6 Nov 08 ACHA welcomes safe & successful bonfire night
31 Oct 08 Tenants home contents insurance
3 Oct 08 ACHA factoring proposals well received
25 Sept Second annual general meeting held
15 Sept ACHA Launches 1/2 million investment programme to Coll & Tiree
4 Sept Scottish and Southern Energy agrees preferred supplier status with ACHA
  Sheltered housing service secured by ACHA’s board
  Factoring
  Islay, Jura & Colonsay Agricultural Show
  Sheltered Housing Services Update
  Ceol Mor (Big Music) Challenge - Sponsored Hand Sheep Shear
  Communities Scotland
  Relief in Saddell at last