THE foundations of a safer and more secure future will soon be in place in Hebburn South.
A programme of new walls, decorative metal fencing and gates was recently completed in Queen’s Crescent, at the cost of £24,031.
Now similar work at a cost of £31,319 is to be launched beside bungalows in the town’s Rutland Road. Both projects have been funded through the town’s Community Area Forum environmental and housing budget.
Coun John McCabe, who represents Labour in Hebburn South, believes such schemes have a positive impact on the environment, and on the people who live there.
He said: “The brick work in Queen’s Crescent was breaking up and we wanted to provide something that would last.
“The majority of people living there are elderly and a strong and secure wall makes them feel a little safer and more secure. It also makes their vista a little more pleasant.
“At lot of those people don’t get out too much in the autumn and winter, and now they have something pleasant to look out at.
“It also picks up the area and now the same will be happening in Rutland Road.”
Other environmental schemes include £6,285 on resurfacing the lane in William Street and tree pits and new trees in Victoria Road West, at the cost of £4,000.