Published: September 10, 2012
£13million windfall for council homes in Burnham-On-Sea area

Council tenants in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are set to benefit from a multi-million pound cash injection announced on Monday (September 10th).

Homes in Sedgemoor and Sedgemoor District Council have received confirmation that they have been awarded the final £13 million of 'Decent Homes Funding' from the national housing and regeneration agency, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The news came in on Friday 7th September and means that all council tenants will now have their homes improved over the next two years as part of the ongoing Decent Homes Programme. Tenants will get warmer homes with modern facilities that will be easier and cheaper to run.

The Decent Homes Programme represents a huge investment into the Sedgemoor area over the course of the period and will continue to provide much needed jobs and apprenticeships for local people.

Dawn Lang, Chief Executive of Homes in Sedgemoor, right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is absolutely brilliant news for our tenants who will now all get the much needed improvements to their homes."

Kerry Rickards, Chief Executive of SDC, added: "The management of Sedgemoor's council housing by Homes in Sedgemoor has really come a long way in the past few years. This is clearly recognised by Government and their faith in Homes in Sedgemoor has been evidenced by this further £13 million funding into the Decent Homes programme."

And Chris Moseley, Chair of the Sedgemoor Tenants Voice, said: "This is great news for tenants and Homes in Sedgemoor. We are now able to complete our Decent Homes Programme for tenants and this is excellent."

Leader of Sedgemoor District Council, Duncan McGinty, added: "It is really good news for our residents and means that the second half of the programme to upgrade council housing in Sedgemoor can forge ahead."

If you're a council tenant you can learn more about how the improvements will be
delivered by visiting www.homesinsedgemoor.org

 


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