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Summer fun

 If you’re worried how to get through the summer holidays with your patience and your bank account intact, check out our summer fun guide for details of lots of free family activities across the city including a FREE Teddy Bears Picnic in West Park on Tuesday 27 August between 12 and 2pm where you can also access free information and advice from friendly employment and health care professionals.

Keep your pipes flowing

A blocked pipe is unpleasant at any time of year, but it’s the last thing you want in the summer heat. Follow our top tips to keep water flowing freely through your pipes:

  • Never pour fats and oils down your drains.
  • Drain leftover cooking oil into a pot with a lid and wipe the pan with kitchen towel before washing up.
  • If you accidentally spill oils or fats down the sink, run hot water and washing up liquid down the drain to help prevent a blockage.
  •  Where possible place strainers over the plugholes in your home. This will stop food debris going down the kitchen drain and catch hair in the bath or shower. Empty the strainer after every wash.

Tenancy agreements are changing

Read our online article and have your say about the changes in our consultation.

Enjoy the fresh air and improve your neighbourhood at the same time

Make the most of the summer weather and join in an estate walkabout. It will keep you fit and active, and you can point out any issues or concerns direct to housing staff. Check the online schedule to find out when your local walkabout takes place.

Need help to brush up your IT skills?

Volunteer Digital Champions offer free, one-to-one support in nine local libraries to help you get to grips with technology. Learn at your own pace in a friendly environment. Some sessions are even available in other languages. Get in touch, check the online schedule or ask for details in your local library. If you’re a confident computer user you can volunteer to become a Digital Champion and help others in your local community.

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