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Mayor drops in for cuppa and a natter

NOTHING beats a cup of tea and a chinwag - as Lord Mayor Coun Alan Law knows well.

So when Sheffield's first citizen dropped into the newly refurbished Lytton Court sheltered accommodation in Parson Cross he made sure he saved time for a brew and a chat.

Coun Law called by to see the elderly residents after a tour of the Decent Homes work which has been carried out to neighbouring properties by contractors from Frank Haslam Milan.

The Mayor also took a trip around an estate in Burngreave, where around 500 homes are being refurbished on behalf of housing management firm Sheffield Homes.

He then visited Shiregreen where contractors have just put the finishing touches to the 2,000th home on the estate being refurbished for landlord Sanctuary Housing.

Decent Homes improvement work is being carried out on almost all council houses in the city and involves internal and external upgrading of properties, including fitting of new kitchens, bathrooms, windows and doors, plus replastering.

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