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Image for Sherford's stone age history recognised in national archaeology awards

Once home to ancient Stone Age communities, Sherford’s extensive history has been nationally recognised with the development securing a coveted nomination in the Current Archaeology Awards. Celebrating the projects and teams that have made an outstanding contribution to archaeology, Sherford has been nominated in the ‘Rescue Project of the Year’ awards category – and public voting is now open.

The ongoing archaeology work at Sherford is funded by the Sherford Consortium and is being carried out by leading archaeology and heritage practice Wessex Archaeology, alongside Devon County Council and consultants, AECOM.

Archaeological investigations have been taking place at Sherford since work first began on the new town three years ago, with findings revealing that the landscape was once home to ancient communities, dating back over 6,000 years - proving that people were living in the area much earlier than pre... more

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Image for Young families are snapping up West Sussex homes at new-build location

A new homes sales advisor in West Sussex says young families – and pet lovers – are snapping up homes at a new-build location in the county.

Della Higginson, based at Bovis Homes’ Bramble Park location in Hurstpierpoint, says couples are moving back to the village as they look for a community lifestyle with impressive schools nearby.

Della said: “Younger couples are coming back from living in places like Brighton, and with children too as they look for great schools and lots ... more

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Image for Going back to Bidford-on-Avon...returning to the village I grew up in after 20 years

Youngsters still laugh on the swings at the Big Meadow and narrowboats continue to pass down the River Avon - but the Warwickshire village I grew up in has gone through changes in the 20 years since I moved away.

Visiting Bidford-on-Avon, where I lived for over a decade in a new-build house at the top of Victoria Road, I took a stroll around the village, including to Bovis Homes’ recently-built Bidford Leys location, on Salford Road.

I moved away as a teenager and now got the chance to return as PR officer at Bovis Homes, meeting the sales team and looking around popular house types, including the development’s five-bedro... more

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Image for Dad says Bidford-on-Avon play area is perfect Christmas gift for two-year-old Lana

The father of a two-year-old who has been enjoying a brand-new play area in Bidford-on-Avon, says the £60,000 investment from a local housebuilder is the perfect Christmas present.

Jamie Welch, who lives with his wife Emma and daughter Lana, said he was delighted to move to Bovis Homes’ Bidford Leys location, and that the new play equipment was a great hit with his family and his neighbours.

Children from all over the community have been enjoying the fun at the new-build location, off Salford Road, which includes a Star Trek multiplay unit, complete with a slide and monkey bars, plus a flying sa... more

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Image for Christmas cheer as first show homes are launched at Chinnor new-build location

There was plenty of festive cheer at a popular new Oxfordshire location as the community gathered together to celebrate the opening of two new show homes at Bovis Homes’ Chiltern View.

Chinnor residents and local school children enjoyed a Christmassy afternoon at Chiltern View as Bovis Homes unveiled its three-bedroom Sheringham and four-bedroom Canterbury show homes.

“We were delighted to welcome members of the local community to our special opening event,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “It was lovely to bring people together, especially at this time of year, and get into the ... more

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Image for Scouts set up camp in new extended facilities, thanks to Bovis Homes

Wokingham’s 1st Emmbrook Scouts are celebrating the opening of an extension to their headquarters, thanks to local housebuilder Bovis Homes.

The generous donation has enabled the Scouts to construct a covered activity area which will act as a much-needed extension to their Hedley Hall base.

The area will help the six sections of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to expand the range of activities they are able to perform, particularly in bad weather. With the extension comes an outdoor kitchen area which will be used throu... more

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Image for Festive music lovers at housebuilder-backed Headcorn Christmas concert raise nearly £2,000

More than 160 festive music lovers attended a housebuilder-backed Christmas concert in Headcorn, raising nearly £2,000 for special causes.

Seasonal notes were hit at ‘A Winter Concert with a Christmas Theme’, held at Headcorn Village Hall, supported by a £500 donation by Bovis Homes.

The concert, organised by the Rotary Club of the Weald of Kent, raised £1,837, almost double the event’s target, which will go towards local Rotary-backed community group... more

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Image for Christmas comes to Sherford as community celebrates festive light switch-on

Sherford residents, school pupils and the local community turned out in force to spread festive cheer at the town’s annual Christmas light switch-on event. Raising funds for Sherford Vale school, the growing community enjoyed a seasonal sing-along with local choirs from Sherford Vale school and Yealmpton, while gathered around the town’s mammoth 30ft Christmas tree, which took centre stage at Sherford’s first town square.

Organised by the Sherford Consortium - the partnership of developers responsible for the town, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey - the event marked a monumental milestone for the growing community, with over 100 residents now living at the town.

Guests were treated to mince pies and a selection of festive carols from Sherford Vale’s school choir, with headteacher, Helen Tipping, leading the switch on count down. There were further festivities during the afternoon as Sherford Vale also welcomed visitors to its first Christm... more

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Image for Northamptonshire villagers celebrate new bypass with housebuilders at Flore party

Housebuilding workers and community representatives in Northamptonshire joined together to mark the opening of a much-needed new bypass by Flore at a special celebration.

Bovis Homes’ West Midlands team helped fund the party, at Flore Millennium Village Hall, which saw jubilant residents – young and old – toast the transport infrastructure improvements.

Villagers have been campaigning for more than 50 years to have a bypass opened, as traffic through Flore became heavy following the completion of the first section of... more

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Image for Bovis Homes to deliver new homes to Cam

Gloucestershire housebuilder Bovis Homes is set to deliver more than 100 much-needed new homes to Cam, after completing the purchase of land in the village.

The site, located north of Box Road, has outline planning permission for 137 new homes, and forms part of a wider 550-plot development.

The properties will be delivered by Bovis Homes’ Western region, based in Bishop’s Cleeve near Cheltenham. The business has a longstanding record of building in the county, with current locations in Cheltenham, Brockworth, Fairford and Moreton-in-Marsh. The deal also follows the company’s recent acquisition of land at Hunts Grove,... more

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