Emma Reynolds MP visited Ken and Jeanette Spence from Fallings Park with Frank Dalton and Mark Langford

Wolverhampton North East MP, Emma Reynolds has praised the housing company who manage the city council’s housing stock after figures released today show that they’ve carried out more than 99% of gas safety checks on time over the past five years.

Wolverhampton Homes is responsible for managing more than 23,000 council houses across the city – more than 18,000 of which have a gas supply or appliances.

Each year, Wolverhampton Homes, with its contractors, Dodd Group, service more than 40,000 gas appliances including boilers, fireplaces and cookers.
 
One of the country’s best performers when it comes to completing the gas safety check on time, Wolverhampton Homes has been praised by local MP Emma Reynolds. On a visit to see how the checks are carried out, Emma Reynolds met with Ken and Jeanette Spence from Fallings Park – who are gas safety champions on their estate – and who encourage their neighbours to be in and allow the contractors in to carry out the essential servicing each year.
 
Shaun Aldis, Director of Property Services at Wolverhampton Homes said “keeping all our homes safe is really important to us, and carrying out annual servicing on gas appliances is a key part in helping us to do that. Getting access to homes can be tricky sometimes, so to have got a consistent record of more than 99% over the past five years  is a great achievement “.
 
Emma said:

"Regular gas checks and servicing are vital for safe homes. The fact that Wolverhampton Homes has been able to complete more than 99% of its gas safety checks on time is testament to the dedication and hard work of its staff. I want to congratulate them on this very impressive achievement.

 

"Every year around 7 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning across the UK, with many more having a lucky escape. As shadow housing minister, I want to emphasise how important regular gas safety checks are on boilers, heaters and cookers. I was therefore very pleased to go on a gas safety inspection to see firsthand the good work that Wolverhampton Homes is doing on gas safety."

 

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