Lib Dems confirm housing improvements on track

August 5, 2022 1:35 PM

Julia McShaneLib Dem Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Councillor for Community and Housing, Cllr Julia McShane has confirmed that a programme of safety works to improve the Council's housing stock is on track to be delivered to meet upcoming government legislation.

Cllr McShane has highlighted the fact that 1,100 council-owned properties had already received the new carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and over 1,500 homes had received upgraded smoke detectors in order to meet the requirements of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2022, due to come into force in October this year.

Other works to be carried out include an upgrade of fire alarms in communal blocks, the replacement of some fire doors as well as improvements to CCTV services to help track illegal dumping of waste and anti-social behaviour.

Cllr McShane said "It is our job to ensure our residents are safe and happy in their homes. We are investing in our homes to make sure we meet the guidance and legislation issued by the government."