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Mears Community Challenge puts Sedgefield community in the driving seat

Renowned for 'giving something back' to the communities within which it operates, leading social housing and maintenance repairs provider, Mears, has gone one step further with its Sedgefield branch asking the local community to choose its latest project.

Mirroring the Griff Rhys Jones, Restoration TV programme, Mears has selected five projects which are central to the community and provide a valuable service to the people of Sedgefield in County Durham with a view to completing the one that residents deem most deserving. 

"It is always great to see investment being made into a local community," explains David Walters Customer and Community Manager for Mears Sedgefield. "Mears instigates many community projects, nationwide, but here in Sedgefield we thought it would be novel if the residents made the decision."   The choice is to be made between five project themes:   1.       A local sports facility 2.       A community centre 3.       A youth centre in a bid to fight against anti-social behaviour 4.       A community allotment 5.       A sheltered housing scheme   Over the coming weeks the individual projects will be profiled, more information can be found at To make your vote Mears has asked for the name of the project you wish to go through to be either text to 07894494798 or emailed to

ENDS   About Mears Mears Group is the leading social housing repairs and maintenance provider in the UK and has a growing presence in the domiciliary care market (delivered through Careforce). In addition, Mears has a strong presence in mechanical and engineering through Haydon.   The company employs more than 5000 people to maintain, repair and upgrade people's homes and conduct work to improve the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people in the UK.  Mears focuses on the provision of social housing within the community sector and carries out more than 3,000 repairs each day to 500,000 houses nationwide. It provides domiciliary care to over 13,000 people per year.    With a forward order book of over £1billion, Mears has secured long-term contracts with Local Authorities and Registered Social Housing Landlords.   Issued on behalf of Mears Group by Montpellier PR. For further editorial information please contact: Philip Hick, email: or Lisa Pringle, email: lisa@montpelliergroup.comMontpellier PRTel: 01242 262 977



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