Hull homes to benefit from £5.1m council cash boost

Published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 by KCFM

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Hull City Council will spend £5.1 million improving properties in east and west Hull.

The council announced the home improvement scheme after investing in regeneration work to improve footpaths, lighting and painting in recent years.

Similar projects have led to a reduction in anti-social behaviour and helped to create more jobs.

Councillor John Black believes that, because Hull will be on a worldwide stage during the City of Culture year in 2017, it is important tat the city looks the part.

He said: “People who walk outside the city centre into the other areas of the city also see that we’re making substantial improvements to those areas as well, that we haven’t just improved the city centre but neglected the rest of the city. I think these initiatives proves we’ve got our eye on the ball.

“It will obviously make a more pleasant area to live. I think if people do see that improvements are being made by the council, it gives them an impetus to put their own money in.

“We’ve got to be able to understand locations and to be able arrest the decline as soon as it starts. If one or two properties become empty and we don’t start to tackle the problem, then in a few years’ time there’ll be a dozen empty and then it’s a continuous decline.”

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Published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 by KCFM

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