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Image for Bovis Homes continues its community support with donation to historic Chinnor church

A local housebuilder has stepped in to help an Oxfordshire church carry out some urgent repair work to its 13th Century building.

Bovis Homes has donated £1,000 to St Andrew’s Church in Chinnor, which urgently requires funding to carry out repairs to its external stonework.

“St Andrew’s Church plays a pivotal role within the local community, with a wide variety of Chinnor residents benefiting from the events it hosts and organises throughout the year,” says Hollie Lockhart, Bovis Homes regional mar... more

Image for Church garden will be blooming marvellous thanks to housebuilder donation

A Somerset church garden will be blooming this spring thanks to support from a local housebuilder.

Bovis Homes has given £200 to St Mary Magdalene Church in Wookey Hole to help transform its outside space into a community garden.

“The idea of having an outdoor space in the village suitable for meeting, relaxing, playing, picnicking and reflecting has been around for many years,” says Julia Scarth, community garden coordinator. “Thanks to lots of support and encouragement from the people of Wookey Hole, the Church, the Parish Council and firms such as Bovis Homes, the idea is now beco... more

Image for Delighted Drakes Broughton pupils name housebuilder's brand-new location

A young class of pupils are celebrating after winning a competition to name a new homes location opposite their Worcestershire school.

Children, aged from four to 12, took part in the Bovis Homes competition, at St Barnabas CE First and Middle School, to name a brand-new development in Drakes Broughton

Pupils carried out extensive research into the area and into the challenges and benefits that housebuilding brings to a community, before coming up with a wide va... more

Image for New community's first primary school officially opened by Invictus Games athlete, Mark Ormrod

Celebrated Invictus Games gold medal winner, motivational speaker and author, Mark Ormrod, and Sir Gary Streeter, Member of Parliament for South West Devon, joined local dignitaries, families and members of the Sherford Consortium, to officially open Sherford’s first primary school. To celebrate the official opening of Sherford Vale, Mark Ormrod unveiled a commemorative plaque, with Sir Gary Streeter MP also joining children to bury a time capsule at the school.

The new school represents a £6m investment into community infrastructure and has been funded by the Sherford Consortium – the partnership of award-winning homebuilders, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey – with £1m also pledged towards its creation by Devon County Council.

Marking a major milestone in the development of the new community, Sherford Vale opened its doors for the first time in September. The pupils, aged between 2-11 years old, are the first of 420 children set to attend the new school, which is sponsored and run by the Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST), which has a proven track record in education exc... more

Image for Horticultural show set to blossom after boost from local home builder

Following the success of the Steeple Claydon Allotment and Horticultural Society’s annual show last summer, the organisers have received a major boost ahead of this year’s event.

Local housebuilder Bovis Homes has donated £200 to the society for the running of the historic village event in 2019.

“We are delighted to support the society and its annual show,” says Heather Suffield, Bovis Homes regional marketing manager. “It’s a wonderful event for the local community and we’re looking forward to hearing more about this year’s show as preparation... more

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

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

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

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

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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