DUP: Representatives approve of new windows scheme

Councillor Edgar Scott and George Robinson MLA visit Bonnanaboigh.

Councillor Edgar Scott and George Robinson MLA visit Bonnanaboigh.

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Councillor Edgar Scott and George Robinson MLA visit Bonnanaboigh, Dungiven to meet the residents who are receiving new windows under the Housing Executive Double Glazing scheme.

Edgar Scott stated: “I am delighted to see the scheme come to fruition. I approached the housing executive some three years ago to ask them to install double glazing in these homes and with a few false starts we have eventually got there. I hope the residents will soon reap the benefits of warmer homes with the end of single glazed windows. With the cost of fuel any measure that makes the homes easier to heat and helps retain that heat, will I am sure be welcome. I understand that the remainder of the homes involved in the scheme should have their new windows installed within the next couple of weeks, well before the cold winter weather. I have also asked the Housing Executive to carry out a survey of all their properties in this area to ensure that wall and roof insulation is up to current standards. With an external maintenance scheme already agreed and new kitchens being installed for some residents next year at my request, the housing executive properties in the area should soon be brought up to a good standard.

George Robinson said: “I am pleased to see the enhancements to the Bonnanaboigh and Burnfoot housing stock primarily as a result of the work carried out by my office team, especially Cllr Edgar Scott who works hard on behalf of our constituents and never misses an opportunity to push for improvements .I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the local housing executive Manager Pamela Mullan and Maintenance Manager Phillip Meenan for all their hard work in bringing this project to a conclusion.”