Funding Boosts Pride in Hebburn
A rolling programme of works to replace old garden walls in Hebburn is continuing thanks to funding from the local Community Area Forum.
A total of £39,850 has been given this year from the Housing Capital Scheme to allow new walls to be built at Tees Road and Wear Road where steel gates are also being fitted. Other areas which have already seen improvements are Trent Avenue, Queen's Crescent, Rutland Road, Hexham Avenue and Mersey Road while there are plans to continue the improvements at Mimosa Drive and Lilac Walk.
CAF Vice Chair, Councillor John McCabe, proposed these schemes after residents complained of the dilapidated state of the old walls outside their homes.
The schemes have improved the overall appearance of the streets and made the area more appealing for both tenants and private householders.
Resident Ronnie Miller, 65, who lives in Hexham Avenue, said: "This project has been absolutely brilliant. The new walls have really spruced up the area and brought enhanced pride to the town. As the new walls are taller, people also feel more secure in their homes.
"This project was something that was on the residents' wish list so it is great to see it come to fruition. "
Councillor Wilf Flynn, Chair of Hebburn CAF, said: "The CAFs are about working in partnership with our communities to improve the local area and champion good causes.
"It's great that we have been able to respond so positively to residents' requests while delivering on one of the Council's priorities of investing in our natural and built environment.."
To find out when CAF meetings are held, visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/councillorsandcommittees