Solihull Community Housing tenants mark centenary of first council house - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Community Housing tenants mark centenary of first council house

Solihull Editorial 9th Aug, 2019   0

CELEBRATIONS were in order as Solihull Community Housing (SCH) tenants marked the centenary of the first council house being built in the UK.

The Addison Act introduced council housing in 1919 and was designed to provide good homes for troops returning from the First World War.

In keeping with the theme, SCH hosted a Homes For Heroes tea party as a thank you for all the residents getting involved with activities over the past few years.

SCH chief executive Fiona Hughes said: “Council housing has provided safe and secure homes for millions of tenants over the past 100 years, including here in Solihull.




“Our tenants are proud to live in their homes and we work hard to develop homes and communities that families can grow in.

“We enjoyed celebrating the Addison Act with some of our customers and hearing their stories from when many first moved into their homes in the 60s and 70s.”


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