Tenants help decide £300m Sheffield home improvements

Coun Harry Harpham, deputy council leader and member for housing S
Coun Harry Harpham, deputy council leader and member for housing S
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A group of tenants are helping to decide how £300 million of investment will be spent on their homes in Sheffield.

Communal area improvements at flats on Southey Crescent will be some of the first changes made under the Communal Areas Project Group, which is now working with Sheffield Council on how funding will be spent over the next five years.

The communal area improvements are being trialled to identify the best materials for the job.

The work is part of a £17m communal area investment which is set to affect about 10,000 low rise flats across the city.

Coun Harry Harpham, council cabinet member for housing, said: “The investment will not only benefit tenants, but will provide businesses the chance to bid for contracts, creating new jobs and training opportunities while continuously improving the council’s housing stock.”

Tenants will be informed by letter before any improvement work starts to their home – visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/councilhousing