ROUTINE reactive repairs to council houses in Dundee, suspended earlier this year due to Covid-19, will restart next week.
From Monday (October 12) Dundee City Council will start repair work that was not possible over the spring and summer months.
Anne Rendall convener of the council’s neighbourhood services committee said: “During the difficult days of complete lockdown we were presented with a unique set of circumstances which meant that we couldn’t do the routine repairs we would usually make to our tenants’ homes.
“So the fact that we are now able to bring back this service is a positive part of our overall recovery plan that I am sure will be welcomed by tenants across the city.”
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown, it has only been possible to undertake emergency and urgent repairs in tenants’ homes.
Tenants who want to request a repair should contact 434343 to discuss their needs with staff who will let them know if the repair can be done.
The re-introduction of the non-urgent aspects of the repairs service will continue to be monitored.
Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.