RESIDENTS in Clayton-le-Moors will see their homes get a new lease of life thanks to a £300,000 cash boost.
The council-run facelift scheme involves regenerating houses on some of the town's most run-down roads including Barnes Street, Queen Street, Victor Street and Arthur Street.
Work will include re-roofing, repairing gutters, cleaning or painting stonework and improving the frontages.
Councillor Janet Storey said: "This is good news as it will help regenerate Clayton-le-Moors.
"I drove down Barnes Street recently and houses on there are selling well. Hopefully this will encourage people to do more with their properties.
"There was some confusion as people thought they would get the inside of the houses done with the scheme, but it is only the outsides that will be given a facelift."
Councillor Tony Dobson, deputy leader of Hyndburn Council said: "This scheme will really spruce up the area and help restore these fine terraces to their former glory.
"It's also a real tangible sign of the council's commitment to helping householders to improve their houses."
The scheme is being funded by Hyndburn Council and carried out on its behalf by Eaves Brook Housing. It is believed more than 60 residents have already signed up.
Letters are on their way to successful householders telling them that their properties will be included in the first phrase of the scheme.
A surveyor will then visit homes to decide what work each property will need before work can begin.
- IN addition to the facelift scheme, the council is also looking to set up a £200,000 equity loans scheme for residents.
This will allow people to bid for a share of the cash to carry out vital repair work. Once the homes are sold the loans would then be re-payable to the council.