westcotes ward

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  • 1992 - one of the most deprived areas in Leicester
  • unemployment - higher than average 
  • many houses in need of repair 
  • 1/4 of leicesters derelict land - in westcotes ward
  • in 1992 - Leicester local authority applied to gov for funding - ' city challenge ' + ' urban renewal scheme ' : made it possible for for local authority to improve housing, environment and services
  • over £165 million spent in area - over next 5 years

by 1998 - over 4000 houses had been built or improved:

existing houses were upgraded…

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