Neighbourhood investment

At the Trust we have created our own standard for investment work that ensures we meet our obligations under the government’s Decent Homes Standard.  Download the Halton Standard below:

The Halton Standard

In April 2015, we started a massive £8.5 million investment programme to improve homes in Runcorn and Widnes. Set to run to March 2016, we are refurbishing homes and flat blocks throughout the borough.

Customers living in the Grange, Runcorn, will see the completion of the programme that started last year  with £1.5 million being set aside to replace doors, canopies, windows, roofs, heating systems and kitchens and bathrooms where needed.

Customers living in Old Town, Halebank, Villages, Lugsdale, and Halton Village will see the start of a two year programme with £3 million being set aside to replace doors, canopies, windows, roofs, heating systems and kitchens and bathrooms where needed.  A further £1 million is planned to be spent in the following year to complete the programme. If you live in these areas you can see more information by downloading Investment areas 15-16.  You can search using the arrow drop and type your postcode in ‘search.’ Please note all the elements identified are subject to budget change. If your home hasn’t been surveyed you will have to contact the Surveying Team to book an appointment.

We will also be commencing a two year programme in Halton Lodge and Bridge Street for those customers who transferred from Cosmopolitan Housing. The total cost over the two years for replacing doors, canopies, windows, roofs, heating systems and kitchens and bathrooms (where needed) will be £1.7 million. For more information download Investment Runcorn. You can search using the arrow drop and type your postcode in ‘search.’ Please note all the elements identified are subject to budget change. If your home hasn’t been surveyed you will have to contact the Surveying Team to book an appointment.

We have recently completed improvements to nine apartment blocks in Halebank in Widnes, which saw them get a complete facelift with new balconies, external wall insulation, refurbished stairwells alongside and improved landscaping.

Neighbourhood Investment Programmes

We have organised each of your homes into 14 Neighbourhood Investment Framework (NIF) areas. These are geographically based and vary in size from as few as 15 – 1,500 homes. Each NIF area is visited every five years to identify what work is required to keep your homes up to our standard.

In order to do this one of our surveyors will visit every home a year ahead of when the work will be carried out to determine exactly what is required.

Fencing programme

In 2014 we put our fencing programme on hold for three years. In 2017 we will start the programme again and it will then be complete over a four year period