Tenants move in for Christmas

The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Cllr Jacky 'Williams (left) welcomes Terry and Dayle Eaton into their new home alongside the 'Mayor of Stapleford, Cllr Ray Darby, and Anna Soubry (Broxtowe) MP.
The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Cllr Jacky 'Williams (left) welcomes Terry and Dayle Eaton into their new home alongside the 'Mayor of Stapleford, Cllr Ray Darby, and Anna Soubry (Broxtowe) MP.
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THE FIRST tenants have moved in to a block of flats in Stapleford, which Broxtowe Borough Council vowed would be finished by Christmas.

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry and Mayor Cllr Jacky Williams welcomed Terry and Dayle Eaton to number 36 Nottingham Road, with a Christmas wreath to hang on their new door.

A council spokesman said that the 10 new flats, which cost £819,490, may be the last ever properties it builds unless new resources are identified where the council can deliver valuable new homes for rent and affordable rents.

Using Government cash made available in 2009 for local authorities, Broxtowe Borough Council has also completed sites in Welch Avenue, Stapleford, and two in Chilwell.

The properties feature high levels of insulation and, in the case of the Nottingham Road flats, solar panels on the roofs.

Stapleford councillor David Grindell told the Advertiser about his frustration that the homes had not been finished in October because they had not been connected to the water supply, despite standing empty for months.