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Court Wurtin flats renovation work nears completion

Published: 17/05/2024
Ashford Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Housing and Homelessness Cllr Bill Barrett at the Court Wurtin redevelopment in South Ashford

Ashford Borough Council has almost finished the total renovation of two empty flats at Court Wurtin in South Ashford, to bring them back into use and at the same time secure the stairwells, create a bin store for unsightly trolleys and rubbish and improve the look of the surrounding area.

The focus has been on getting the dilapidated flats back in use, countering any perception of antisocial behaviour and work to improve the landscaping, pavements and overall appearance of the building off Beaver Lane. It is anticipated that the flats, located above a parade of shops in Court Wurtin, will be let this summer.

Cllr Bill Barrett, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Homelessness, said: “These major improvements have always been a priority for me after working last year to get the car park re-surfaced alongside ward member Cllr Lyn Suddards.

“We really wanted to see the site refurbished and brought up to a decent standard for local residents which will not just make it more aesthetically pleasing, but will hopefully reduce anti-social behaviour which has been a problem in the past.”

After inspecting the renovation works, Cllr Barrett said he was delighted with the quality of the refurbishment and he also paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of officers who have been involved in bringing this project forward.