£250,000 tidy up for crime-hit estate

Development at CCH homes on Greenside estate, Euxton
Development at CCH homes on Greenside estate, Euxton

Work has started on a project to improve an estate in Chorley.

Chorley Community Housing (CCH), which manages the former council home on the Greenside Estate in Euxton, is spending £250,000 on sprucing up the outside of the homes.

Bosses at the site say buildings are outdated and have been plagued by incidents of anti-social behaviour over the years.

They also say communal areas are now becoming difficult to maintain.

Improvements which are to be carried out over the next 10 weeks will include creating larger gardens, installing new fencing, better lighting improved parking and better access routes.

A total of 49 homes will be affected as part of the scheme.

Lindsay Greenhalgh, Neighbourhood Development officer at CCH said: “It has been over a year since CCH completed the internal upgrades to peoples homes.

“Residents will now be able to see the investment in the external appearances of the estates.

“The project at Greenside will have a positive impact on the whole neighbourhood by making it a nicer place to live.”

Resident Cath Sheridan, resident at Greenside said she was pleased to see work going ahead.

She said: “It’s great to see the work that CCH are doing at Greenside. All of these improvements will make tenants feel proud of where they live and lead to a better quality of life.”