Wrexham Council is on course to achieve the new standard for social housing in Wales according to latest figures.
The council is modernising its 11,200 homes to ensure they meet the Welsh Government’s Welsh Housing Quality Standard by 2020.
A recent report to our Homes & Environment Scrutiny Committee says progress is ‘extremely positive.’
Many tenants are receiving new kitchens and bathrooms. Other improvements include new central heating systems, reroofing, garden paths, fences and external wall insulation where required.
Work carried out over the past year includes:
- 2,022 new kitchens
- 2,039 new bathrooms
- 563 central heating systems
- 981 electrical rewires
- 868 properties re-roofed
- 79 properties given external wall insulation
- 540 properties given garden paths, fencing and other external improvements
A £163m funding programme (to be invested up until 2020) was approved by the council’s Executive Board in 2016.
A record £52m was invested between April 2016 and April 2017, including a £7.5m major repairs grant from Welsh Government.
The local economy has also benefited, with over 60 apprentices – including a number studying at Coleg Cambria – being taken on by council contractors.
You can learn more about the Welsh Housing Quality Standard on our main website, including a timetable to see when work is due to be carried out in your area.
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