BOSSES at Hyndburn Homes have promised to continue investment after celebrating the company's first birthday.

The housing association has spent £6million in the past year and plans to invest £35m over the next five years.

Managing director Ken Bury, below, said the company had achieved a "great deal" so far.

He said: "The two main promises I made to residents were to pledge a massive £35m spend on our housing stock over the next five years and to improve services to new and existing tenants.

"Essentially, people won't want to move into your property if they know you are a bad landlord. The waiting list has grown in the last year and this is proof that the Hyndburn Homes name has established itself for all the right reasons."

The company took over 3,300 properties from Hyndburn Council.

So far they have installed 118 new kitchens, 109 bathrooms and 226 new heating systems. New doors and windows have been fitted at 108 properties and 130 have been rewired.

Mr Bury said: "We carried out a resident survey which shows that 93.7 per cent of people are very satisfied with the way the work is carried out and the finished results. That's what we want to hear."