News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Empty Homes named and shamed

Empty homes in Folkestone have been named and shamed as part of the No Use Empty joint initiative between Shepway District Council and Kent County Council. The initiative aims to bring hundreds of empty and often dilapidated homes back into use, with the double benefits of providing much needed homes and improving the built environment. The councils are working with local landlords to provide advice on getting the homes back into use, and also have a budget to buy, refurbish and resell homes on the open market.

One house which has already been brought back in to use is in Broomfield Road, Morehall. If you want to report an empty home or are looking for advice, call the No Use Empty hotline on 0845 8247605, or visit www.no-use-empty.org

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