Council tenants to receive £13million boost

PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 September 2012

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COUNCIL tenants in Sedgemoor are set to benefit from a £13million fund which will improve their homes over the next two years.

Homes in Sedgemoor and Sedgemoor District Council have been awarded the Decent Homes funding from the national housing and regeneration agency, the Homes and Communities Agency.

Tenants are set to get warmer homes with modern facilities that will be easier and cheaper to run.

Kerry Rickards, chief executive of the council, said: “The management of Sedgemoor’s council housing by Homes in Sedgemoor has really come a long way in the past few years and this is clearly recognised by Government.”

The Decent Homes Programme represents a huge investment into the Sedgemoor area and aims to provide more jobs and apprenticeships for local people.

Leader of the council, Duncan McGinty, said: “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.”

For more information on the improvements, visit www.homesinsedgemoor.org

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