Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet has just ratified its new Housing Capital Programme which will involve spending over £7 million on its council houses In 2018-19. In March 2013, under the Conservatives, the Cabinet approved a new higher standard – the Charnwood Standard – for property improvements. This was enhanced standard compared to the national Decent Homes standard and reflected Charnwood’s commitment to give its tenants the best possible accommodation. In 2014, the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan committed To Delivering Zero Non-Decency in General Needs Housing by the End of 2016–17 and this has been achieved. It also committed Council to achieve the new Standard in Tenanted Dwellings within five years – by 2019. “I remarkably proud of the fact that there is currently no non-decency in the Council’s general need stocks”, commented Shelthorpe councillor David Hayes (on left), “and this capital programme will ensure that the Charnwood Standard in general need stocks is delivered in time and in accordance to the business plan. I have absolutely no doubt that this program will enhance the quality of life for tenants and their families, that it will improve Shelthorpe and the communal areas, that it will keep tenants safe and that, critically, it will support some of our most vulnerable tenants to live in dependently in their own homes”. Local resident Chris Stewart (on right), who intends to stand as David’s running mate in the May 2019 local elections, added: “One of the reasons that I am committed to supporting the Conservatives is that at a local level they managed to run Charnwood extremely efficiently, keeping council tax down but protecting our frontline services. The fact that we are succeeding in going well beyond the basic Decent Home standard to implement our own enhanced standard shows precisely why the Conservatives are delivering best value for money in Shelthorpe ward”.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet has just ratified its new Housing Capital Programme which will involve spending over £7 million on its council houses In 2018-19. In March 2013, under the Conservatives, the Cabinet approved a new higher standard – the Charnwood Standard – for property improvements. This was enhanced standard compared to the national Decent Homes standard and reflected Charnwood’s commitment to give its tenants the best possible accommodation. In 2014, the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan committed To Delivering Zero Non-Decency in General Needs Housing by the End of 2016–17 and this has been achieved. It also committed Council to achieve the new Standard in Tenanted Dwellings within five years – by 2019. “I remarkably proud of the fact that there is currently no non-decency in the Council’s general need stocks”, commented Shelthorpe councillor David Hayes (on left), “and this capital programme will ensure that the Charnwood Standard in general need stocks is delivered in time and in accordance to the business plan. I have absolutely no doubt that this program will enhance the quality of life for tenants and their families, that it will improve Shelthorpe and the communal areas, that it will keep tenants safe and that, critically, it will support some of our most vulnerable tenants to live in dependently in their own homes”. Local resident Chris Stewart (on right), who intends to stand as David’s running mate in the May 2019 local elections, added: “One of the reasons that I am committed to supporting the Conservatives is that at a local level they managed to run Charnwood extremely efficiently, keeping council tax down but protecting our frontline services. The fact that we are succeeding in going well beyond the basic Decent Home standard to implement our own enhanced standard shows precisely why the Conservatives are delivering best value for money in Shelthorpe ward”.