PENSIONERS in South Tyneside will soon be fully charged in their new conservatory.
Building work is nearly complete on a new conservatory for OAPs living in Prince Edward Court sheltered accommodation, in South Shields.
The glass structure was funded after a grant of almost £20,000 was awarded by the Housing and Communities Agency.
Coun Jim Foreman, a Labour representative for the Cleadon Park ward, said: “I’d say within the next three or four weeks all of the work should be complete and then the residents will be able to spend the rest of summer enjoying their new room.
“It will give them extra space to relax and mingle with their friends. I think it’s going to be lovely.”
The new extension will overlook the site’s garden and there will also be a patio area for people to sit out on in finer weather.
It will also have a special area for people to store their mobility scooters, and electricity points so they can be charged.
And eventually it will have free wi-fi access so residents in the complex, which has 24 flats, will be able to use their smartphones and tablets while they relax.
Coun Foreman added: “I think everyone is excited about the new conservatory, new furniture will be put in too.
“I also think the extra space to store the scooters will make it a lot easier for many of the residents and the fact that wi-fi will be available will ensure everyone is brought into the 21st century with technology.”