Rewire of housing stock (2018-2021)

We’ve started early!

At the rent consultation event in January 2017, our tenants were notified that it was a legal requirement that we have a current and valid electrical certificate for all our homes and therefore we were about to embark on a rewire of our stock.

The programme is not due to start until April 2018 however there has already been quite a number of tenants who have chosen to have rewires carried out whilst we are replacing central heating systems to minimise disruption in their homes.

To date there have been 34 rewires carried out of over 700 homes with a further number scheduled over the coming weeks.

We’d like to say a huge Thank you to all our tenants and encourage more to consider getting this done while we’re doing other planned work.

Note; If you are thinking of decorating, check with us first.

Thank you.

Voluntary Board Members Wanted

Would you like to help make a difference to people and communities in East Ayrshire with your skills and experience as a Voluntary Board Member of Shire Housing Association?

We are a Registered Social Landlord and Charity owning 966 affordable rented homes across East Ayrshire with an annual turnover in excess of £4.3 million. Our current Management Board provides strong strategic leadership to our staff team, creating a dynamic and progressive organisation dealing with a range of challenges meeting our Business Vision of “Great Homes, Great People, Vibrant Communities”.

We are now looking to recruit additional Board Members who have a range of skills and personal qualities that will strengthen our leadership and direction, supporting and challenging staff to continue providing high quality services to our tenants and communities. Are you interested?

For further details please contact Jim Munro, Director on 01290 421130, or email or write to us at Shire Housing Association Ltd, Netherthird House, Netherthird, Cumnock, KA18 3DB.

Fire Safety Statement

Following the recent fire at Grenfell Tower in London our thoughts are with those affected by this tragic event. We would like to assure all our tenants that we take your safety very seriously. Although we do not own or manage any high-rise tower blocks like Grenfell Tower, we do conduct regular inspections to meet our statutory duty as a landlord. Any maintenance work carried out to your home is checked during and after completion of works, and we only use approved contractors who are tested for health and safety compliance. All materials that are used in your home must comply with current British Safety Standards. We will, however, continue to review any recommendations that come out from this tragic event.

It is important to make sure you know what to do in the event of a fire. The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service can provide you with some really helpful information. To book a free home fire-safety visit call 0800 0731 999, or text ‘FIRE’ to 80800, or visit where further information on how to stay safe can be found.

If you have any concerns about fire safety or anything else please do not hesitate to contact our Office on 01290 421130.

Blooming Lovely!

Do you take pride in gardening or simply enjoy or appreciate the efforts of a neighbours garden? Why not enter or nominate a neighbour for the annual garden competition. Get on the phone to Brian, drop us an e-mail or download a form .

I’m sure it’s not only us here at Shire that value the efforts of our tenants who take pride in gardening to help make the areas where you live look great.

Whether it’s keeping a smart and tidy garden, growing great Ayrshire vegetables or everything else in between – we’d love to get your entries.

Bigger & Better Prizes
1st Place – The Shire Rose bowl and £100 of Vouchers for the shop of your choice
2nd Place – £50.00 of vouchers
3rd Place – £30.00 of vouchers

A guest judge and Brian Swandells will be out and about judging at the end of July. Contact Brian Swandells at the Associations office on 01290 428002 or email