Housing Open Day 2023

When and where

  • Wednesday 29 November 2023 - 3pm to 7pm
  • First Floor, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN. 

Register your interest

We’d love to know if you will be attending the event. You can even tell us what you’re interested in, which will help us to prepare more for the day.

To say thank you for pre-registering, we will enter you into a prize draw where you could win a £30 Amazon gift card. (You can still attend the event if you don’t register.)

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What you can expect

At our family friendly event, you will be able to meet and talk to teams from our Housing service. They will be on hand to tell you about the support we can offer, but also to answer and questions you might have and to get feedback on how we are doing. There will be four guest speakers attending the event, with further details to be confirmed.

Also included will be activities to keep children entertained and a free snack and hot drink available for the first 250 participants (see below for more details). There will be a number of freebies on offer, and free raffles to enter, with prizes including a slow cooker, hampers and gift cards.

Exhibition stalls

Information on exhibition stalls at the Housing Open Day 2023
Stall name / topic What does the stall cover?
Tenant Experience Quality of service provided, focusing on complaints response times and repairs satisfaction.
Tenant Engagement Highlights to residents different opportunities to get involved with us and have a say in how we provide Housing services.
Housing Needs Find out more about the Housing Register, transfers, and downsizing.
Housing Options Discover how we can support you to enjoy your home. Explore other housing options available if your home doesn’t meet your needs.
Hightown Housing Association Meet the team from Hightown Housing Association and find out about shared ownership.
DENS The DENS team will be on hand to discuss the support they provide in Dacorum.
Sunnyside Rural Trust Find out how you can get involved with Sunnyside. Learn about how the Trust contributes to our local community.
Repairs Find out more about repairs and damp and mould. Osborne Property Services will be attending to help answer your questions.
Fire safety Learn more about fire safety and other compliance issues, such as gas and electric checks.
Local Councillors Meet and chat with some of your local Councillors.
Saving money, being energy efficient Find out more about how you can save money on energy bills in your home.
Cost of living advice In partnership with Citizens Advice, we'll be offering guidance about the cost of living crisis. Find out about “Warm Banks” and other initiatives that may help.
Anti-social behaviour and community safety Raise awareness of what anti-social behaviour is and what we can do about it. Find out more about how we keep the community safe and manage the local area.
Domestic abuse, vulnerability, safeguarding and homelessness Improve the awareness surrounding domestic abuse, vulnerability, and safeguarding, along with how to access support for these issues. Find out about homelessness support.
Transformation: Our customer journey We’re working to improve your experience when you contact us - test out our service and let us know what you think.
Citizens Advice Dacorum Meet the Citizens Advice team. They will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice.

Guest speakers

There will be four guest speakers at the event. Each speech will consist of a 15-minute talk/presentation, followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. Timings to be confirmed.

Free hot drink and snack

There will be free food and drink for the first 250 participating guests.

Upon arrival you will be given a “Stamp Card” which will get stamped at each stall you visit.

  • Visit five stalls to receive a free hot drink (you can also get a free kids' snack bag) from the Sunnyside café on the ground floor - just hand in your stamp card.
  • Visit 10 stalls to receive a free snack, plus the hot drink mentioned above (and kids' snack bag if you need it)
  • Bonus: If you fill in your contact details on the back of the stamp card before handing it in, you’ll be entered into an exciting prize draw!

Children's activities

There will be fun activities running throughout, such as free face painting (between 3.30pm and 5.30pm), a treasure hunt-style event and a colouring competition with a range of prizes to be won.


There are car parks nearby. The closest are:

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