A new prize draw has been introduced by social landlord, Barnet Homes, in a drive to ensure their tenants’ homes are safe from gas leaks.

The draw, set up by Barnet Homes’ contractor, Mitie, is designed to encourage tenants to keep their annual gas servicing appointments.

Each month all of the tenants who keep their gas servicing appointments will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win £50.

Angela Morris of Burnt Oak was the first winner and was presented with August’s cheque.

She said: “I was really excited when I got my cheque - I wasn’t expecting to win the prize draw.

“It’s a very good idea and makes people aware of how important the annual gas service is for everyone’s safety.”

Barnet Homes chief executive, Tracey Lees, said: “I’d like to thank Mitie for setting up the draw and our residents for keeping their appointments and appreciating the importance of our gas safety checks. 

“We pride ourselves on offering great services and a 100 per cent gas servicing record for the fourth year running is a fantastic achievement by all the staff concerned.

“I hope this latest incentive will have a positive effect in getting people to respond again this year.”