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Brand new housing complete

A new development named after a former mayor has been completed.

Lydia Court in Elliman Avenue is a development of 11 council homes and was named after Lydia Simmons, former Slough Mayor and the first ever black lady Mayor in the UK.

Lydia was given a tour around the apartments, which have been built for the council by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd.

There are one, two and three bedroom apartments, including a ground floor three bedroom apartment built to wheelchair standards, with its own front door access, dedicated parking and garden area.

This specially designed property has been allocated to a family currently on the housing waiting list and housing officers worked with occupational therapists to ensure the needs of the family were met.

Councillor Zaffar Ajaib, cabinet member for housing, said: “Lydia has a long history of service to Slough residents, particularly in the area of housing, and we wanted to honour her incredible service, loyalty and advocacy to the town.

“It was an honour to help show Lydia around the flats – in particular the flat created and equipped especially for one of our disabled tenants.

“The flats are excellent and we are proud to be building new council homes for local residents.”

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