Capital programme for council houses

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    zinger
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    Is choosing the area’s alphabetically for new kitchens & bathrooms the fairest way?

    #59588

    Welsh Dresser
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    If the funding is there to cover the whole alphabet I suppose it’s as good a way as any other. If the houses were chosen by other methods there’s a chance that one house will benefit whilst next door does not. At least by blitzing a ward it’s done and then work can start on the next.

    #59582
    Chris
    Chris
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    I wonder if the Manchester contractor will get this work as well #solarpannels #rendering

    #59583

    zinger
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    How does it work? A friend whose street name was at the latter end of the alphabet, still had a pull chain toilet. The plumbing was obsolete so the kitchen taps were replaced with wash basin ones. It was a struggle to fill the kettle. Newer streets in the area had new roofs & drop pavements. I would hate to live in Worthenbury. They may still have to use chemical toilets & oil lamps.

    #59587

    michellecook
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    @chris 4478 wrote:

    I wonder if the Manchester contractor will get this work as well #solarpannels #rendering

    I hope not, they are worst than useless :mad:

    They fitted my solar panels, was 6 months before they flicked the switch to switch them on.

    I know of many people who had new windows and boilers only for them to either not work or not fitted properly.

    #59578

    Liam
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    @Welsh Dresser 4476 wrote:

    If the funding is there to cover the whole alphabet I suppose it’s as good a way as any other. If the houses were chosen by other methods there’s a chance that one house will benefit whilst next door does not. At least by blitzing a ward it’s done and then work can start on the next.

    Funding has yet to be secured for the full kitchen/bathroom upgrade, I think it’s a four or five year rolling programme. They’ve relied on prudential borrowing to fund a lot of this year’s programme and as several councillors pointed out, there could be a cap on that soon.

    You could end up with your Abenburys and Actons with shiny new kitchens whilst Worthenbury and Wynnstay miss out.

    #59584

    zinger
    Participant

    That is my concern Liam. Knowing how many vans & plumbers turned up to change my friends tap, I don’t hold out much hope for them. With regards to the solar panels, a house on the same street had scaffolding put up on the north side of the house.

    #59580

    Rob
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    One wag suggested on twitter las night there could be renaming applications….

    Aoverton , aaaaaruabon etc!

    #59585

    zinger
    Participant

    I wonder if they will refit bathrooms & kitchens in houses that have recently have had new within the last five years say. If so, what a waste of money. Some people have had the same bathroom suite for over 60 years.

    #59579

    Rob
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    They will assess each one, however it was said the Welsh Gov standard is very high – numbers of sockets, cupboard units etc.

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