The number of empty homes in Corby has been reduced from more than 300 to now just less than 50.
In 2012 there were 324 empty homes in Corby but now, thanks to a number of initiatives by the council, numbers now stand at just 43. The improvement has largely been through effective negotiations with empty homes owners to either encourage them to sell their properties or let them out in the private rented sector.
Corby town centre
There has been much investment in Corby in recent years and the town has flourished thanks to a new town centre, a civic centre in the Corby Cube, a 50m swimming pool and a cinema. And while this brings in visitors from surrounding towns and villages, it’s important to grow the residency in the town itself.
“Bringing empty properties back to life is one of our priorities here at Corby Council,” comments Corby Council’s Cllr Bob Eyles. “This will add vibrancy and provide much needed accommodation right in the centre of the borough.”
This is great news for the town and local, independent businesses in the area. There’s nothing better for us than a busy high street and thriving local economy.
The Office for National Statistics expects the population of our town to surge by nearly 17 per cent to 76,400 by 2024. It’s great to be in a place which has ambitions to grow and become the best town it can be. Corby is certainly a different town now than when it was when we opened our first bakery here.
Our Corby bakery
As much as we enjoy seeing our loyal, familiar customers we also love to see new faces through the doors of our Northamptonshire bakery. We hope that the new residents come to A warm welcome awaits all of our visitors and we have a range of baked goods for every need.
Even if you can’t get to one of our four Corby bakeries, we have a snack van that brings all of our sweet and savoury treats directly to your work offices.
For more information, call us today on 01536 203 682.