Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Empty Homes Loans
3:41pm 5th June 2013
People with empty homes in Cornwall are being offered cash to help do them up for local families.
Pirate FM has learnt that 28 thousand are on the waiting list in the Duchy.
Now the Empty Homes Agency is offering low-cost loans to do renovations.
The properties would then be rented out at an affordable price.
David Stott heads up the project and has this message: "You have empty properties here that need people living in them. Use the scheme. Use this, it'll benefit you financially, it'll benefit the people of Cornwall who'll be able to make this their home; it works for everybody.
"We're all over England but in Cornwall, such a lovely area of the country, such a need for people to be able to remain and stay and make these properties their home. It's a crying shame that there's empty properties in Cornwall and building new homes is not always the answer."
Cornwall Council has signed up to the scheme, as it tries to reduce the number of families on the housing waiting list.
Geoff Brown is in charge at County Hall: "It is sometimes very difficult for landlords to get funding. This is a really good avenue to support them. Just that kick-start to get the building completed, up to a good standard and that may be the key that releases the property."
Share This StoryTweet
Charity Launches 'Living Home Standard' - Is Yours Up To Scratch?
A third of people living in the south-west say theirs aren't
Man Sexually Assaulted Teenager On Train Home From Prison
It was his first day of release
Amanda Holden's Sister "Critical" After Cornwall Crash
Papers say Britain's Got Talent star has rushed to the Duchy to be with her
Job Losses At Building Supplies Firm With Branches Across Cornwall
We do not know which Travis Perkins sites will be affected
Pirates Welcome Ospreys In British And Irish Cup
Cornwall News: The boss says they are ready to build on last week's victory
Biker jailed over 20-minute reckless riding spree in Birmingham
National News: A biker who tore through residential streets, pulling wheelies, weaving in and out of cars and causing pedestrians to leap out the way, has been jailed.
Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015
Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.
Mulligan joins Syria 'teddy bear' protest at Downing Street
Showbiz News: Actress Carey Mulligan was among protesters who left teddy bears outside the gates of Downing Street in protest at persistent, deadly attacks on Aleppo.
IEDs, tunnels, bunkers: Inside liberated IS town of Bartella near Mosul
World News: Sky News has filmed the damage inside a Christian town near the key Islamic State-held city of Mosul after it was liberated by Iraqi forces.
Bangladesh hope for historic Test win
Sports News: Bangladesh need 33 with only two wickets remaining to secure an historic win over England in the first Test.
Soot-covered man rescued from chimney after losing his keys
Strange News: A man who locked himself out of his house had to be pulled to safety after he became stuck in his chimney trying to get back in.