You said we did: how has SHW responded to your suggestions, comments and questions?

Submitted something to the SHW suggestions box in the last month? Find out what our response to the most recent suggestions has been and what actions have been taken... 

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Recent comments and questions submitted to the SHW online suggestions box, and responses from the SHW Executive Group, are as follows. 

Aug 2022 You said 
For the new Clarice Pears building – for all the cyclists/walkers coming to work it would be great to have not just sufficient showering facilities but also a dry room/heated racks or a tumble drier especially in the the winter but even just for rainy days like we have been having recently. At the moment many of us are draping wet clothes and towels over office chairs and radiators which is not ideal. It would encourage staff to continue to cycle/walk to work throughout any bad weather and keep up with our health and fitness goals.
We did 
Thank you for the suggestion. We did request a drying room in the original CP building plans however, due to budgetary constraints, we were unable to have this facility.
Aug 2022 You said 
For the new Clarice Pears building – a library area for all the books that people currently have in their offices. There must be hundreds of books to share between the school not just for the academics but some of the support staff might also value the chance to read them, and maybe even share with the general public as part of the community engagement programme (although this would require a check in and check out system) but would be a good offering as books are really expenseive. It would bring the multiple schools' knowledge/expertise into one area, enhancing collaboration awareness. 
We did 
This is a lovely suggestion. In preparation for our move we have asked staff to have a serious clear out of offices and we would like staff to offer any books they no longer require to other staff, or to donate books to charity. We don’t have a specified library area in the Clarice Pears, but if staff are taking books then we can certainly look at where a library might be situated in future. 
Aug 2022 You said
Any chance we could have an outright ban on fish in microwaves?! Fish can be eaten cold so noone would be missing out on their favourite lunch and it would be considerate to colleagues NOT to do this. 
We did 
Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately we cannot ban certain foods but in our SHW office etiquette guidelines we do suggest that everyone “Try to avoid taking strong-smelling foods into shared areas”. When we move into the Clarice Pears building, and if staff still find this a particular problem, then we can put up signage reminding of guidelines. There are a number of kitchen areas and seating areas to choose from on all floors, and SHW positively encourages staff to move around the building, which might also be a solution.

For a full list of suggestions/comments and responses please access our "You said we did" webpage 


First published: 29 July 2021