boost for council tenants in the Burnham-On-Sea area
tenants in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are set to benefit from
a multi-million pound cash injection announced this week.
Homes in Sedgemoor and Sedgemoor District Council have received
confirmation from the Homes and Communities Agency that £4million
of 'Decent Homes' funding can be brought forward, £2 million
into this year, to accelerate improvements to the Councils
£4million will be used between now and March 2014 to accelerate
the existing programme of works by delivering essential improvements
to tenants homes including new kitchens, bathrooms, replacement
heating systems, windows and doors.
announcement means that the work will now be completed earlier
and approximately 500 tenants will get their much-needed improvements
sooner than expected.
In September, news was received from the Homes and Communities
Agency that the final £13 million of Decent Homes funding
had been confirmed and this further announcement has been welcomed.
Lang, Chief Executive of Homes in Sedgemoor, right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This is absolutely brilliant news for tenants. Being able
to improve tenants homes is one of our key objectives and to be
able to do this quicker is amazing. We are already talking to
our partners so we can get the works underway as soon as possible."
Duncan McGinty, Leader Sedgemoor District Council, added: "Having
seen first-hand the difference these improvements are making to
tenants, I am really pleased that we will now be able to offer
this work to more of our tenants at an earlier stage of the programme."
on-going work is not only transforming the lives of council residents
across Sedgemoor, but also represents a huge investment into the
Sedgemoor area, providing much needed jobs and apprenticeships
for local people."
The 'Decent Homes' programme in Sedgemoor has been running since
June 2011 and Homes in Sedgemoor has so far delivered essential
improvements to over 1,000 homes.