Whilst out on one of our regular walks around the Birley ward, it was hard not to notice the investment taking place in our Council housing stock. Work to replace aged rooves across the ward has moved on from Basegreen, with new rooves being installed across properties in Hackenthorpe.
“A new roof will make a huge difference to the property and help in reducing energy costs for tenants. It’s really encouraging to see so many properties that have already benefited from the roof replacement work, including blocks of flats and individual houses. It’s important that tenants have warm and weatherproof homes so I’m pleased to see this work going on” commented Cllr Karen McGowan.
“I know there have been problems with the repairs service, and we’re looking at a number of measures to get things back on track. The new homes on the Weakland estate and the planned new houses on the former Newstead estate complement the existing council properties across Basegreen, Birley and Hackenthorpe: it’s important that we continue to invest in delivering decent homes for our tenants. ”