Entries by Steve Grimshaw

Westbrook House, Folkestone – 8 new homes available now for rent

Former school building: Westbrook House, Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone returned to use Thanks to a combination of private funds and loans from NUE (an interest free loan, a top up loan from Folkestone and Hythe district council and an interest bearing loan), a local family owned company acquired the property in 2017 and have transformed the former school […]

Community Housing and Self Build Conference 28th June 2018

  Dover District Council are hosting the 2018 Community Housing and Self-Build Conference on the 28th June 2018 from 1.30pm to 5pm at Innovation House, Discovery Park, Sandwich. The conference will bring together community groups, land owners, developers, consultants and Community Housing and Self-Build experts. All who are interested in delivering Community Led Housing in […]

UK Housing Awards Winners

No Use Empty (NUE) scooped the award for ‘Outstanding approach to regeneration’ at the UK Housing Awards event at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in central London. The UK Housing Awards, run by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing, is the largest and longest running awards in the sector and is now in […]

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Pledges £100k to Empty Homes Scheme

 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council pledges £100,000 to No Use Empty Award winning empty homes scheme, No Use Empty (NUE), has received a commitment of £100,000 from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council to provide top-up loans to help bring long-term empties back into use. The pioneering scheme introduced top-up loans in 2015 and has since seen further […]

NUE celebrating National Empty Homes Week

National Empty Homes Week 2017 National Empty Homes Week will take place from Monday 16th October to 22nd October. Every year local authorities, housing providers, community-led organisations and others see Empty Homes Week as an opportunity to organise events and put out information so that people know about their work to tackle empty homes.  Empty Homes […]

Former British Volunteer Pub, Ashford now completed

Former British Volunteer Pub, Ashford History The original pub was converted by the army in the 1860s from two old cottages which stood alongside barracks after several licensees in the town refused to serve troublesome soldiers. Like so many once vibrant traditional town centre pubs, it closed its doors during the summer of 2015 and remained boarded up. […]

Shepway NUE Top Up Loans – Scoop National Innovation Award

Shepway No Use Empty Plus Scoops National Innovation Award Shepway District Council (SDC) were presented with the Innovation Award at this year’s national Empty Homes Conference held in Birmingham organised by the Empty Homes Network. Iain Cobby, Private Sector Housing Officer (Shepway District Council) and Steve Grimshaw (NUE Programme Manager) were presented with the award by […]