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Contractors back care home repair bill
9:00pm Wednesday 7th August 2013 in Local News
CONTRACTORS have backed Southend Council’s estimate of £1.6million for a repair bill it uses to justify the closure of two care homes.
Southend Council asked tradesman for new estimates on work needed to keep care homes Priory House and Delaware House open for another 30 years.
It came after residents, relatives and opposition councillors questioned a condition report by surveyors.
New quotes for the most expensive work, such as a new roof, lift, boiler and wiring, worked out £18,000 more than the original survey.
Simon Leftley, Southend Council’s director for people, said: “From the start of this public consultation, we promised to be as open and transparent as we possibly could with all those involved with Delaware House and Priory House.
“I hope the figures prove helpful and give some context to some of the issues raised.”
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