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Investment of over £4Million in MK Council housing

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Milton Keynes Council's Labour cabinet has listened to tenants' priorities and agreed to invest £4.222 million improving Council Housing across MK.

Labour led Milton Keynes Council agreed £4,222,374 pounds of investment in improving its’ 11,000 council houses and sheltered housing schemes at its Cabinet meeting on the 11 July.

The main improvements receiving approval to spend include:

Improved heating for houses £1,282,000

Bellfounder court sheltered housing, Bradwell, heating £22,000

Bellfounder House, Bradwell ceiling upgrade. £107,000

Shelton Court, Woburn Sands, sheltered housing heating £76,000

Lincoln Court, Hanslope, sheltered housing, heating £201,000

MC2 Balconies in West Bletchley £810,000

Everglades, Eaglestone, Fire safety £67,000

Kilkenny house, Westcroft, fire safety £167,000

Mellish Court, West Bletchley Fire safety £212,000

Carpenter Court, Neath Hill, Fire safety £100,000

Dexter House sheltered housing roof £55,000

Communal area improvements £1,560,000

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Cabinet lead for Housing Cllr Nigel Long (pictured) said, “We have agreed to invest £4.2 million on our housing stock. The focus includes improving heating in both general housing and sheltered housing schemes. We are also investing in fire safety at Kilkenny House and the 13 story Mellish Court. This investment is further evidence of a well run Housing service.”

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Mellish Court, Bletchley

He added, “I am particularly delighted that the Dexter House sheltered housing scheme on Oldbrook will see £55,000 spent on the roof. I visited the scheme on the 14 January and residents told me about the roof. We value sheltered housing and listen to the residents.

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Dexter House, Oldbrook

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Shelton Court, Woburn Sands

Cllr Long concluded, “We also value sheltered housing in the small towns outside of the new city area. I was delighted to visit Shelton Court, in Woburn Sands, on 27 January and to agree a £76,000 improvement to the heating system at that lovely scheme is really pleasing. We seek to serve all areas. We will continue to invest in improving standards.

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