Conservative led Rugby Borough Council Shortlisted for National Housing Award

Cllr. Emma Crane, Rugby Borough Council portfolio for communities and homes, said during speech at last nights Council meeting that the Conservative led Council had been shortlisted for the Council of the Year Award at the UK Housing Awards 2020.

The awards celebrate excellence in the housing sector and the council has been shortlisted for its work on the regeneration projects for Biart Place and Rounds Gardens.

Cllr. Crane continued in a Council press release today:- "The decision to move all the tenants out of Biart Place and Rounds Gardens, and find the tenants new homes while starting work on plans to regenerate both sites presented the council with one of the biggest challenges it has ever faced. However, from the start, the safety and welfare of our tenants has guided our decision-making and I'm proud of the way the council has risen to the challenge."

Full Council press release

See: Biart Place regeneration to begin

Photo: Cllr. Emma Crane; "While we were aware of the need to act quickly and decisively in determining the future of Biart Place and Rounds Gardens, we never lost sight of the fact the tenants had to be at the heart of the decision-making process. As a council, we were presented with a significant challenge, but we have always remained acutely aware of the uncertainty and upheaval our tenants have faced, and the need for us to place the welfare of our tenants at the top of our agenda."

Photo 2: Biart Place.