Tenants given an insight into improvements

RESIDENTS in Blyth have attended an open day to find out more about the regeneration work taking place on their estate.

The event invited tenants to ask questions about the Hodgsons Road Estate improvements and register their interest for a new residents’ committee.

The regeneration project is part of Northumberland County Council’s new affordable homes programme and is being managed by Homes for Northumberland.

It involves the demolition and consequent rebuilding of 56 properties on the estate, a £2.97m investment in existing homes as well as various environmental improvement works.

The scheme has received funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Coun Tom Brechany, executive member for housing at the council, said: “I am really pleased that so many residents came along to find out more about the work taking place on their estate.

“We are delighted that this programme is now under way and we look forward to working alongside local people to make it a success.”

Anyone with any queries can attend drop-in sessions which run every Tuesday and Thursday, from 10am until 3pm, at 24 Millfield Gardens on the estate.

There is also a suggestions box available at the address if tenants have any issues or improvements they would like to put forward.