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Boarded-up Nelson homes get a facelift
7:00pm Monday 15th October 2012 in News
BOARDED-UP houses in the Southfield area of Nelson have become the first to be given a facelift under a new scheme.
The properties, in Pine Street, have had their wooden boards covered with cleverly-designed plastic boards, featuring attractive- looking window scenes.
It was the idea of local clergyman, the Rev James Booth, and Chris Simpson, from Phoenix Family Support.
Mr Booth said: “Southfield residents told us that these boarded-up properties were the thing that bothered them the most about their area.
“We realised that, for a relatively low cost, cleverly- designed panels could be clipped over the boards to instantly transform the look of the properties.”
Coun Sheila Wicks, one of Pendle’s councillors representing Southfield, said: “I’ve received lots of positive feedback about the scheme.
“It’s helping to make people feel better about their area.
“The plan is to continue with the scheme on other streets in Southfield.”