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successful completion for council housing improvement project

Successful completion for council housing improvement project

Perth & Kinross Council’s Housing & Community Care Service aims to provide better housing throughout Perth and Kinross. To support this aim - the Kitchen Renewal Project - has recently been completed, ahead of schedule and with much positive feedback from tenants.

August 2005 saw the start of the five-year Kitchen Renewal Project which has seen new kitchens fitted in 6846 houses across the area. The project work, undertaken by Sidey, was completed three months ahead of schedule. Installations were consistently completed within the 10-day target for each home and overall satisfaction was extremely high at over 99%.

Housing & Health Convener, Councillor Peter Barrett, was joined by Council officers and representatives from Sidey at the home of tenant Ruby Mills who had a new kitchen fitted. Ruby said she was very happy with the works done and felt the involvement of tenants in the projects had been helpful.

Councillor Barrett welcomed the successful completion of the project: "I am extremely pleased with the work respectively done by Sidey in partnership with the Council to renew kitchens in our council houses.

"The focus for this project has been to improve facilities and so deliver better housing. Therefore, the completion , within the agreed timescales and to such a high level of tenant satisfaction, gives me great pleasure. I know the project has made a real difference to people throughout the Perth and Kinross area and I would like to thank Sidey, Council staff and our tenants for working together so well for this excellent end result."

Sidey’s Chairman, Michael Dobson commented: “I would firstly like to thank the Tenants of Perth and Kinross Council for their co-operation during this five year partnership, without their support we would not have been able to achieve the highest tenant satisfaction rate in Scotland of over 99%. I would also like to thank Perth and Kinross Council for selecting Sidey to carry out this partnership and congratulate all parties involved on their hard work, commitment and most of all team work.

"Sidey’s success and ability to ride out this current economic climate has been thanks to customers like Perth and Kinross Council that continue to put their trust in Sidey because they are aware of the benefits that our products and services offer. We are extremely proud to have been involved in this landmark project and we aim to continue to set the bar with tenant satisfaction rates throughout current and future projects that we are involved in across Scotland.”

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