Housebuilder pledges volunteers to honour Congresbury’s kindest village legacy
08 Feb 2024

Housebuilder pledges volunteers to honour Congresbury’s kindest village legacy

To mark Random Act of Kindness Week (11th to 17th February) and Congresbury’s legacy of once being crowned the kindest village in the UK, a housebuilder is pledging to help the local community.

Bovis Homes, which is building homes locally at St Congar’s Place, enables staff to take two annual volunteering days and a team will be donating their time this year to serve the village.

Natasha Palmer, head of sales, said: “Congresbury was once dubbed the kindest village in the UK – after the community showed many acts of kindness – and we’d love to pledge our support to the village too.

“We will provide a team of volunteers to work in Congresbury for a day and members of the community can apply for their help, which could be anything from painting sheds, gardening, litter picking, cleaning etc.”

If you have a club, organisation, community building, school or charity that requires an extra pair of hands then you can apply for support by emailing before 8th March with the following information:

- Contact details: your name, email address, telephone number

- Name of the community project and its address

- Details on what work is involved

- Any photos to support your application

Natasha added: “The volunteering day will take place this spring, once the applications have been assessed and we’ve ascertained which projects we are able to help with. Congresbury is a fantastic place to live with a thriving community and we’re pleased to honour its kindest village status and celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week. We’re looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting involved!”

Bovis Homes is creating St Congar’s Place, off Wrington Lane, which will provide 50 energy efficient three, four and five bedroom homes, as well as a play park, trim trail and a grazing pasture area.

The development will support the local community by contributing over £213,000 towards: primary education, special educational needs and disability services, transport for secondary education, sports and leisure, local sports pitches, traffic management, a youth education contribution towards Congresbury Youth Centre and a local travel plan.

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