Entries by Steve Grimshaw

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 […]

NUE Announce Thanet Owner Occupier Scheme

Thanet District Council  – Owner Occupier Loan Scheme Thanet District Council will be the first council in Kent to provide loans for home-owners looking to renovate and then move into former empty properties. Secured loans of up to £20,000 will be available for anyone who purchases, renovates and then moves into properties which have stood empty […]

NUE undertaking to deliver More Affordable Homes in Folkestone

Solini Court, Dover Road, Folkestone A Local Property Developer has added a further 11  Affordable Homes to his property portfolio with Solini Court nearing completion. NUE launched an affordable homes project in 2012 in response to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) Affordable Homes Programme (2012-15) and delivered 42 units. With no new HCA funds being available for […]

NUE – Gravesham Success

Gravesham Borough Council – “Empty property scheme hailed a success” Edwin Street, Gravesend A GRAVESHAM property is proving to be another success story of Kent County Council’s No Use Empty (NUE) Scheme. NUE loaned property owner Mrs Devinder Dhami £25k to get her four-bedroom, privately-owned empty property in Edwin Street refurbished and rented out. It’s taken just […]