The Mayor of Bury, Councillor Sharon Briggs was joined by Leader of the Council, Mike Connolly; Bury Council staff, representatives from St Vincent’s Housing Association; staff from Six Town Housing and tenants for the official opening of nine new affordable homes on Bolton Road, Bury.

The homes, which are close to the town centre, were built to help tackle the shortage of affordable housing in the area and is the fourth successful partnership between Bury Council, St Vincent’s Housing Association and Six Town Housing.

The redevelopment from less popular and difficult to let sheltered housing, with unsuitable shared bathing facilities, into high demand family homes means that the town has a greater number of suitable and affordable homes for local people.

Mike Connolly, Leader of Bury Council said “Bury Council is absolutely committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing and improving stock across the town. It’s fantastic to see St Vincent’s and Six Town Housing partnering together, helping to address the shortage of affordable homes in Bury”.

Hugh Broadbent, Chair of the Board, Six Town Housing commented “The tenants were given the keys to their new homes in February and have been busy settling in and adding their personal touches. I was delighted to be at the official opening and I hope the new residents enjoy their homes”.

Charlie Norman, Chief Executive of St Vincent’s Housing Association, said “We are very privileged to work in partnership with Bury Council and Six Town Housing to deliver such high quality and much needed homes in the borough”.

Sara Rahman, Tenant said “We have a spacious new home and a garden and that is really appreciated by all the family”.

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