Hundreds of new kitchens and bathrooms have been installed in council homes across East Lothian in the last year.

Hundreds of new kitchens and bathrooms have been installed in council homes across East Lothian in the last year.

 

East Lothian Council's Property Maintenance service delivered 452 new bathrooms, 482 kitchens and repainted the windows, gutters and downpipes of 1,180 houses in a 12-month period.

 

Whilst there remains scope for further improveemnt particularly with on-line appointments, digital mobile working and turning over empty properties, the services 'first time fix' rate improved from 85% to 93% while the customer satisfaction rate for repairs increased from 90% to 92%

 

Councillor Jim Goodfellow, Cabinet Spokesperson for Housing, said: "it's important that we continue, improving our housing stock to provide people with a high-quality living environment. I'd like to thank our staff for their hard work installing hundreds of new kitches and bathrooms, as well as a significant repainting programme.

 

"The council is continuing to modernise and extend existing properties, with almost £60 milllion of investment planned between 2018 ans 2023".

 

"In the same period, we are investing almost £93 million in new affordable council housing".

 

"This underpins our work to support and strengthen local communities and continue the journery towards a thriving East Lothian that enables our people to flourish".

Published: Thursday, 6th September 2018