Scotch Estate Work Begins
Published by Michael Ord for South Tyneside Homes in Communities and also in Housing
Mr & Mrs McCormick joined by Ward Members Arthur Meeks and Fay Cunningham and Investment director Mark Whittle in their Dundee Court bungalow
Decent Homes. Scotch Estate Work Begins.
South Tyneside Council tenants on Jarrow’s “Scotch estate” are to receive major refurbishments to their homes under the Government’s Decent Homes Programme.
Elected Members for the Bede Ward met senior officers from South Tyneside Homes at the beginning of a £3.7 million programme that will see approximately 500 properties modernised by the company’s own Property Services workforce.
Councillors Arthur Meeks and Fay Cunningham joined Investment Director Mark Whittle, Decent Homes staff and Dundee Court tenants Ann and Raymond McCormick on 27th September to mark the beginning of the works.
Homes on the estate have already been surveyed on an individual basis and will be receiving, where required, the comprehensive range of improvements, including new kitchens, heating and sanitary ware.
Mr and Mrs McCormick, whose bungalow has already received work on the scheme said, “The kitchen and new fire are really lovely and the workers have been great.”
Bede Ward Councillors Arthur Meeks, Fay Cunningham and Margaret Peacock say, “We are delighted that the internal improvements are starting on the Scotch estate. This is great news for the residents and we know they will welcome the modernisations to their homes.”
Mark Whittle said, “We are proud of our record of delivering excellent work in the borough so far to bring the Council’s homes up to and indeed above the Government’s Decent Homes standard. We are delighted that our own workforce will be carrying out the refurbishments on this major estate and trust they will improve the lives of the tenants here.”