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Housing improvements bring 'new life' to Ramsey

Ramsey harbour
Image caption £1.3m has been spent on improving public sector housing in Ramsey

Public sector housing improvements costing £1.3m are bringing "a new lease of life" to Ramsey, according to town commissioner Mary Bruce.

The refurbishment project for 18 houses on Brookhill Road and Seamount Road is expected to be completed in July.

The properties, which were built in the 1950s, have been fitted with central heating, insulation and new windows.

Mrs Bruce said: "This provides tenants with greater comfort while boosting the Island's construction industry."

She added: "Some tenants have taken the opportunity to move to smaller accommodation more suited to their households' needs, thereby freeing up a number of these three-bedroom homes for larger families."

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