Good news for Dales and Moynes residents
Published: Tue, 19 Jan 2010
We are currently carrying out a range of health and safety measures to 5 blocks of flats in the Dunmurry area.
Jill England, District Manager, commented, “I am delighted that health and safety work is underway in these flats. This work, which is valued at over £697,000, involves the installation of a smoke ventilation system at Ferndale, Parkdale, Riverdale, Coolmoyne and Rathmoyne Houses and is part of a 5-year programme of health and safety works to multi-storey flats throughout the South East Area."
"In addition, residents of Ferndale, Parkdale and Riverdale Houses will also have the lighting in communal areas upgraded and an upgrade carried out to the television aerials."
"We worked closely with the residents and local politicians in the planning of this scheme, and I am sure that the residents are delighted that this work has now started."
"We also involved the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service in the planning of the scheme. "
"Whilst residents will not have to leave their homes while the work is being carried out, there will be periods when they will be subjected to some noise and dust. The contractor will make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum, and will limit the work to normal working hours."
"The Housing Executive and the contractor will keep residents fully informed about any issues that may arise during the course of the work which is expected to take around 5 months to complete.”
People living in the flats are pleased that this work is being carried out, and Barbara Horner of the Dales Community Association said, “Work is currently being carried out in Riverdale House, and the residents are pleased with the progress to date. The workmen have left people’s homes clean and tidy and they have reduced the amount of disturbance while they are carrying out the work to each flat. The contractor is working with the residents to try to fit in with their arrangements. We are looking forward to the completion of the work.”