Maldon Housing Association was established more than five decades ago in 1966 in order to “provide housing accommodation for the elderly”. This aim has been fully realised and the Association continues to provide safe, high-quality housing to local people.
Maldon Housing Association was originally the idea of the WRVS in 1962 (now the RVS) under their organiser Mrs. Cecil Mary Blind JP BEM, but it wasn’t until 1966 that Maldon Housing Association Ltd held its inaugural meeting. The Chairman appointed was Mrs. Olive Berridge BEM, who continued in this role until 1993. Barry Beardall MBE became the Chief Executive and he served until his retirement in 1997.
Cecil Mary House, Maldon Housing Association’s first property, was at 15 Victoria Road in Maldon, Essex. Providing six flats it was named Cecil Mary House after Maldon Housing Association’s organiser. The property was sold in 1995 to fund the purchase of 23 London Road.
Bought in 1971, Deed House at 21 London Road was the former residence of the ex-headmaster of Maldon Grammar School – hence the name ‘Deed’. The property provided ten flats for Maldon Housing Association. In 1995, number 23 was purchased and amalgamated with Deed House and today Deed House has 19 flats.
In 1975, the Springboard Housing Association purchased Berridge House. On the site of the former St. Mary’s rectory, Berridge House had 21 flats and provided space for a new headquarters for the WRVS and the Red Cross. The freehold was transferred to Maldon Housing Association in 1981 and now provides 20 flats.
In the same year, Maldon Housing Association acquired Fairfield House, the former Plume School Headmaster’s house at 33 Fambridge Road. Maldon Housing Association remodelled and extended the property to provide 18 flats. The property was named Fairfield House as a reminder of the ancient field on which it and the School, had been built.
In more recent years, no new purchases have been made. Instead funds from Maldon Housing Association have been used to maintain, upgrade and convert the existing 57 flats to ensure they are comfortable for the residents.
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