£6.5m to improve Wandsworth's council estates

Councillor Paul Ellis says they have a long and sustained record of investment

Councillor Paul Ellis says they have a long and sustained record of investment

First published in News Wandsworth Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter covering Wandsworth

The borough’s council estates are set to get a multi-million pound programme of improvements.

More than £6.5m will be spent on everything from new windows to lifts and hot water systems in neighbourhoods across the borough.

The estates include the Patmore and Carey Gardens estates in Battersea, the Alton in Roehampton, the Ashburton in Putney, the Magdalen Park estate in Earlsfield and Wandsworth’s Morris Gardens estate.

The council spends about £50m a year on repairs and improvements to its housing estates.

Housing spokesman, Councillor Paul Ellis, said: “The council has a long and sustained record of investment in local housing estates to ensure that tenants and leaseholders live in good quality accommodation.

“There is a continuous programme of works to upgrade roofs, windows, lifts, entry-call systems, CCTV, heating systems, kitchens, bathrooms and communal areas.

“It is by providing decent homes, having a programme of continuous investment and improvement, and by completing repairs quickly and efficiently that has led 82 per cent of our tenants to say they are satisfied with the landlord services they receive.”

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1:23pm Thu 24 Jul 14

buggsie says...

Why plough that money into the Wandsworth estates when most of them are living off benefits and not paying Council Tax and will return them to ghettos faster than it took to improve them.
Why plough that money into the Wandsworth estates when most of them are living off benefits and not paying Council Tax and will return them to ghettos faster than it took to improve them. buggsie
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