COUNCIL HOUSE tenants in Oswestry will get millions of pounds spent on upgrading their homes after a successful bid for Government cash.
COUNCIL HOUSE tenants in Oswestry will get millions of pounds spent on
upgrading their homes after a successful bid for Government cash.
Central heating and new kitchens and bathrooms are among the improvements tenants can look forward to.
The Decent Homes Backlog fund has awarded Shropshire Council £3.1 million to be spent on its 4,241 houses, bungalows and flats in Oswestry and Bridgnorth.
The money will be spent over the next four years but Shropshire Council has already drawn up a list of repairs and improvements it wants to carry out in the coming 12 months.
These include fitting central heating in 600 homes in the two towns, 400 new kitchens or bathrooms, 900 properties painted on the outside and major roof and chimney repairs for 50.
New insulation will be fitted in 100 homes and another 1,800 will get new outside doors.
The £3.1 million will be spread over the next four years with £1,200,000 spent this year, £1,200,000 next year and the remaining £705,000 by the end of 2014.
Oswestry Councillor Betty Gull was delighted.
“We were afraid we wouldn’t get any money for years because in the past we had spent money on the houses and the standard at the time was considerably higher than other areas. I am delighted the homes are being kept up to standard.”