Watford mayor unveils 'key-stepping stone' in affordable housing target

Watford mayor unveils 'key-stepping stone' in affordable housing target

Watford mayor unveils 'key-stepping stone' in affordable housing target

First published in News
Last updated
Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

New affordable homes have replaced 90 garages on a West Watford estate.

Watford Community Housing Trust unveiled six three-bed houses, six one-bed flats and four two-bed flats in Croxley View.

The new homes have been fitted with solar panels to reduce their electricity bills.

The trust said the majority of the garages had been empty and had become a focal point for nuisance behaviour.

Watford’s Elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill was on hand to officially open the homes on Monday. 

She said: "It was a real pleasure to open much needed new social housing.  I am delighted Watford's very own Community Housing Trust has made building new homes a priority and I was really impressed by their high standards - as were the new, happy tenants."

Tina Barnard, chief executive of Watford Community Housing Trust, added: "We are really proud to show off these new homes. They mark our first development in Holywell, so they are a key stepping stone towards reaching our target of 500 new homes in Watford by 2017.

"It’s wonderful to see that the new tenants are so pleased with the homes we’ve built."

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:44pm Thu 10 Apr 14

bushey10 says...

Yes that's your Mayor who wants to build all over the place.

Don't get me wrong we do need to see affordable houses been built in a managed way. That said, look at the so called health campus - or as I call it 'the con campus'.

Yes that's right as there is no buildings or services in the scheme for the hospital and that's what I call a con.

Vote her and any councillor who supports the 'con campus' out of office ASAP
Yes that's your Mayor who wants to build all over the place. Don't get me wrong we do need to see affordable houses been built in a managed way. That said, look at the so called health campus - or as I call it 'the con campus'. Yes that's right as there is no buildings or services in the scheme for the hospital and that's what I call a con. Vote her and any councillor who supports the 'con campus' out of office ASAP bushey10
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree