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News release: 21 March 2019

More than seven out of ten of Council homes in the St Albans District have been refurbished with new energy-efficient boilers.

Sign saying 'vision'
Since 2011, St Albans City and District Council has installed the boilers at 3,350 (72%) of its 4,696 properties.

This is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and saves significant money for tenants on their gas bills.

The remaining 1,346 homes (28%) are scheduled to have boiler upgrades completed within the next three years. The scope of the work is also being extended to replace the whole central heating system.

An update on the work is due to be given in an asset maintenance report to a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on Thursday 21 March.

The Council will spend £2.5 million on Council house maintenance this financial year which finishes at the end of this month.

Roof, window, kitchen and bathroom replacements are among the other works that have been undertaken.

In other projects, footpaths in Clarence Park have been repaired and road humps installed in the car parking area.

A new hammer cage is being installed at Westminster Lodge Athletics Track to comply with safety regulations.  This follows the resurfacing of the running track.

Councillor Brian Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Inclusion, said: “A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to maintain all of the Council’s assets, ranging from our housing stock to our parks and sporting facilities.

“It is important we keep on top of this and monitor the progress we are making on all of our commitments.

“I’m particularly pleased with the work we are putting in to modernise our Council homes and keep them in top condition. We have already installed new energy-efficient boilers at almost three-quarters of our properties and it won’t be long before the rest have them, too.”

Councillor contact:
Councillor Brian Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Inclusion for St Albans City and District Council.
Tel: 01727-866100

Councillor contact:
John McJannet, Principal Communications Officer, St Albans City and District Council.
Tel: 01727 296130