3:19pm Monday 7th October 2013
RICKETY front doors from the 1960s have finally been replaced at three Halesowen high rise tower blocks after years of complaints by residents.
Tenbury, Worcester and Malvern House residents campaigned for three years for the refurbishment of the tower block entrances to improve security and disabled access.
Belle Vale councillor Jill Nichols helped secure £18,500 from Dudley Council’s housing community safety budget to pay for the new doors.
She said: “The new communal front entrance doors have automatic opening which will be of huge benefit to the elderly, and people with disabilities.
“The old doors had been repaired on a number of occasions without much success.”
The residents will soon be able to enjoy new decorated communual areas in all three tower blocks.
Cllr Nicholls added: “The communal areas are now ready for painting, and when this is completed, new carpets, and seating will be added, and together with the new doors this will enhance the appearance of the front of the high rise blocks.
“I know the residents are delighted with this very much needed project, and I would like to thank housing management for their support.”
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