Friday, 25 September 2009

"Decent" Homes

Following on from yesterdays debate at conference about the Government Decent Homes programme, I attended a meeting of the DSD residents association in Crawcrook. The residents association covers a small estate of council and privately run houses. They formed a resident group, partly as they were disgusted with the estate being at the back of the queue for improvements.

The group are really well run by their chair Nora, who is a great community advocate. Residents explained to me how the sub contractors employed to do the work had been very sloppy in the work they were doing and had caused an awful lot of unnecessary misery.

The group is really well attended and is supported by Cllrs Derek Anderson and Noel Rippeth.

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