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Roof repairs under way for 200 homes

tiles better ... Coun Richard Porthouse, left, and Coun Ian Harkus check progress being made on the roofing scheme in Shakespeare Avenue, Hebburn.

tiles better ... Coun Richard Porthouse, left, and Coun Ian Harkus check progress being made on the roofing scheme in Shakespeare Avenue, Hebburn.

RESIDENTS of the Hebburn North ward are now feeling happier about the roofs over their heads, thanks to a revamp scheme.

Roof repairs are taking place in several streets in the ward to improve its housing stock.

The work, part of a borough-wide Decent Homes programme, will see more than 200 homes being improved.

A joint scheme between housing and council bosses, the work has been welcomed by residents and town ward councillors.

Coun Ian Harkus said: “Talking with local residents, the response has been positive.

“The roofs project is another good partnership between the Hebburn North ward councillors, the council and South Tyneside Homes, with the work being carried out satisfactorily and on time.

“We are carrying out various projects in the ward, ensuring we are doing our utmost in providing decent homes, wherever possible, with the available resources.” Coun Richard Porthouse said: “Although the Hebburn hub scheme is taking precedence in the spotlight, there are an awful lot of other good schemes happening in the Hebburn North ward.

“The new roofs in Milton Avenue and Shakespeare Avenue are prime examples, as are the new roads in the ward, which are complementing schemes which have been completed.”

A spokesman for the council said: “The Hebburn roofing work is part of the Decent Homes programme, and it involves 210 homes having their roofs renewed throughout the estate.”

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