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Housing provider carries out doorstep project in Durham
2:15pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
A SOCIAL housing provider has carried out a doorstep project offering tenants the chance to have minor repairs carried out or to report any neighbourhood or environmental issues.
The exercise by Riverside, with various partners – including Mears who repair and maintain nearly 3,000 homes on their behalf - was attended by Durham county councillor Patrick Conway.
Members of staff also spray painted numbers on wheelie bins to try to eliminate the issue of bins going missing.
The Doorstep Project was a follow up to the recent improvements made to Ramsey Close and Turnbull Close in Durham. Following a successful bid to Riverside’s central fund for non-stock condition work.
Riverside were able to make major improvements to the area, which included extending the gardens of six properties to provide increased security to their properties.
This eliminated a nuisance walkway behind their properties. Lockable communal gates were also fitted to the remaining properties. In addition standing areas for wheelie bins have been provided, together with fencing and hanging baskets.
Coun Conway said: “I can see a vast improvement resulting in the work carried out by Riverside and I am pleased that there is a maintenance programme in place to keep it this way.
“I can see a 100 per cent improvement in the area in the last 12 months”.
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