Improvements made to Walker Road bungalows
1:45pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
AROUND £70,000 is to be invested in improvements to six bungalows on Walker Road, Barry, by the Vale of Glamorgan Council in response to concerns from elderly residents and ward members about fire safety.
The prefabricated properties were built in the 1970s and designed with a combined living and kitchen area, but with no rear door. The heightened risk of the combined living and cooking area, together with the potential vulnerability of the tenants, has led to a decision to introduce a rear access door to each of the properties.
The improvement work will be undertaken in line with the extensive WHQS (Welsh Housing Quality Standard) improvements already underway in the area and together will provide residents with much improved homes and peace of mind.
Cllr Bronwen Brooks, Cabinet Member for Housing, commented: “I am delighted that the Council has been able to identify the resources to carry out this much needed work. Both Cllr Stuart Egan and the late Margaret Alexander worked tirelessly with council officers to make this scheme happen and I hope that residents will be reassured that they can now escape quickly and safely from their homes in the event of an emergency.”
Work is due to start on October 28.