RESIDENTS in Old Barn are demanding to know when planned improvements to blocks of flats in the area will be carried out.
Gill Ford, an Old Barn resident and Lib Dem councillor for St Julians until 2012, says residents feel as though they have been abandoned and ignored by Newport City homes. Gill said: “We were pleased when NCH said they had plans to remove the one-bedroom flats and improve the area. Now it has all gone horribly wrong. The flats are boarded up and the promised improvements just haven’t happened.”
Lib Dem councillor Ed Townsend has written to Newport City Homes asking them to say when improvements will be carried out. Ed said: “Work has been done to bring homes up to the housing standard but boarded-up flats are the last thing we want to see in our area.”