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New roofs fitted to 400 homes in Penkside

A MAJOR £2million regeneration project in Penkside will see more than 400 homes re-roofed.

The project is being carried out by Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) through its contractor DLP Services and aims to enhance the appearance of the area as well as upgrading the properties’ resistance to wind and rain.

“This project forms part of a wider approach that we are taking to modernise the whole neighbourhood in Penkside, ensuring our homes are well maintained and the appearance of the area is improved,” said Paul Hare, Head of Asset Management at SARH.

The 50th customers to receive a new roof through the project, Dorothy and Gerald Ward, of Plant Crescent, were presented with a special bouquet of flowers by SARH to mark the milestone.

“The street is looking much smarter and we love the effect the new roof has had on our home,” said Gerald Ward.

In addition to the re-roofing work DLP Services has engaged with youngsters at the nearby Silkmore Primary School and also supported a local community allotment project led by SARH and Stafford Borough Council on Meadow Road.

“DLP Services is delighted to be involved with the refurbishment of the properties in Penkside. Whilst working in the community, we have been able to support a number of local initiatives,” said Simon Crewe, director for DLP Services.

“We were recently invited into Silkmore Primary School to undertake an interactive safety session explaining the danger of playing on building sites which culminated in a site safety poster competition.  Most recently we have also supported the Meadow Road Allotment Project by providing a range of hand tools, water butts and building materials.”

Other community projects SARH is involved with alongside its community partners in Penkside include an annual Meadow Road Games health and wellbeing event, sports activities for adults and children during the Easter and summer schools holidays, skills and learning events at local community venues and a monthly community newsletter.

“We are committed to supporting and investing in our neighbourhoods to ensure our customers can take pride in the area they live in,” said Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).

The re-roofing project is due to complete in 2015.

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