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Cash to improve poor housing in Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 09:49 17 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:11 03 July 2010

RESIDENTS of Yarmouth's deprived Southtown area can find out how they can access a major pot of cash

to carry out repairs to their homes and bring them up to a decent standard.

RESIDENTS of Yarmouth's deprived Southtown area can find out how they can access a major pot of cash

to carry out repairs to their homes and bring them up to a decent standard.

An exhibition of the Southtown Housing Improvement Project (Ship) will be held in St Mary's Church Hall in St Mary's Lane on Thursday, June 25.

Ship received £3.4m from the government earlier this year to help boost the area by improving private sector housing stock, some of which still needs proper repairs from the 1953 floods.

Some of the £3.4m, which was secured by Yarmouth Borough Council, will also be used to buy empty homes so they can be

repaired.

The exhibition, which runs from 3pm to 7.30pm, will be the first time that residents in the area will be able to find out how Ship can benefit them directly.

Project manager Mark Turner said: “The event is the public's opportunity to learn first-hand what Ship can offer them in the way of better standards in their homes, such as new kitchens, improved plumbing, heating and installation.”

To find out more about the Ship information day, call 01493 846234 or e-mail ship@great-yarmouth.gov.uk

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