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Image for Bovis boost for Burghfield's bright stars

Budding young football stars in three West Berkshire teams are looking the part in their new top-of-the-range kit, after receiving a sponsorship boost from a local home builder.

All three of Burghfield's under 9 teams - the Bengals, the Buffaloes and the Broncos - are tackling this season's matches in smart new blue and white strips after a donation of more than £1,000 from Bovis Homes. 

Mike Hinson, Head of Age at Burghfield under 9's, said: "We're extremely grateful to Bovis Homes for agreeing to be our new sponsor. As a grass roots club, sponsorship is vital for us as it covers the cost of the kits, which in turn means we're able to keep our fees at an affordable level and attract as many kids as possible to the beaut... more

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Image for Sponsorship boost for Shefford Saints

The Shefford Saints Reds under 14's football team is all geared up for future matches thanks to support from a local home builder.

Bovis Homes has stepped in to sponsor the Bedfordshire-based team and the youngsters recently donned a new blue and white kit that features the house builder's famous hummingbird logo.

"We're delighted to have been given the opportunity to sponsor the team," says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Deborah Rigger. "The squad look fantastic in their new kit and we hope that it brings them lots of success on the ... more

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Image for Longevity equals success for contractor partner Chris

Chris Lowe started working on Bovis Homes developments before some of our staff were even born, but he has no plans to stop just quite yet!

The 72-year-old is owner of CC Lowe Carpentry, and a trusted contractor partner of Western region, who has worked on sites across the region for five decades.

"I think I must have worked on over 150 sites in my time with Bovis Homes. There's been a lot of change in that time, but I've enjoyed every minute of it,&q... more

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Image for Charles looking forward to being part of the community at Faringdon Fields

New homes specialist Charles Bond is excited to be part of the team creating a thriving new neighbourhood in Faringdon, Oxfordshire.

He is particularly looking forward to meeting local people and welcoming home buyers to the newly-opened sales office at Bovis Homes' Faringdon Fields location in the Vale of White Horse.

"I'm thrilled to be part of the team bringing new homes to a part of Oxfordshire that I know well," said the new home... more

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Image for Holiday surprise as lifelong Luton locals make big Flitwick move

Moving away from Luton to a smaller Bedfordshire town was a big decision for the Boyce family, but it has paid off as they love living in their new home and neighbourhood - and to top it off, they have also bagged themselves a free holiday!

Gemma and Keiron Boyce moved to Bovis Homes' new Froghall Fields location in Flitwick with their three children, Parker (14) Kelso (10) Faren (7) and Bear, their long-haired Chihuahua, and have been amazed at how quickly they have settled into their new surroundings.

"Keiron and I have lived all of our lives in Luton and it was a big transition for the children, moving schools and leaving their friends, but everyone has settled in so well!" says Gemma. "We absolutely love living in Frogha... more

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Image for Malpas more mobile as Bovis Homes joins community's minibus drive

Many Malpas residents are now able to get out and about as a new minibus is launched in the village, thanks to the efforts of the local community and donations from organisations and businesses such as Bovis Homes.

Over the past year, a dedicated group of volunteers have been fundraising for a new minibus for the Cheshire village, enabling local organisations, groups and individuals to travel to events, attractions and facilities in the area.

Bovis Homes, which has joined the community with its Hampton Lea location, was delighted to support the project and representatives attended the launch event which saw local MP, Antoinette Sandbach, introduce the minibus... more

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Image for Neil gets on his bike to thank doctors who helped him survive near-death experience

Neil Dougherty will undertake a gruelling 60k challenge to support the medical team who saved his life.

The father of two was struck down so severely by a mystery illness that he suffered a heart attack and a stroke, his kidneys and lungs began to fail and he spent weeks in a coma.

Fighting for his life, it was touch and go whether he would win his brave battle against what was eventually diagnosed as vasculitis - a serious disorder of the body that destroy... more

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Image for Holiday surprise for Christina after visit to Bovis Homes' Devon location

Christina Addyman could never have guessed that a spur of the moment decision to visit Bovis Homes' Marine Drive location in Teignmouth would lead to a holiday for her and her family - but that is exactly what happened!

Christina and her sons Tom (14) and Alex (12) were taking a tour of the show homes at Marine Drive, and while there entered the house builder's Holiday Heat Wave prize draw. A few weeks later, the family were stunned to discover that they had won the South West prize and had secured a £500 holiday voucher.

"I was so shocked!" says Christina, who lives in Dawlish with her sons and partner, Marcus. "I had heard a lot about the homes, so we decided to take a look around as we are thinking about moving to Teignmouth. While we were there the sales advisor, Theresa, asked if we would like to enter the competition and I thought 'why not?' - I never dreamt tha... more

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Image for Kim waves goodbye to locks in support of hospice that cared for her mum

Assistant site manager Kim Butler has sacrificed her shoulder-length blonde locks for a shaved head just as winter temperatures start to bite - but it's all for a fantastic cause.

Kim has taken part in Macmillan Cancer Support's 'Brave the Shave' fundraising event after the disease had a devastating effect on her family.

Two years ago, her mum Margie died from breast cancer at the age of 73, while last year daughter Shannon underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with the ... more

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Image for Move to her brand new Bovis Home adds up perfectly for former payroll expert Pat

Pat Haggerty worked in the Bovis Homes payroll department more than 40 years ago - now she is counting the benefits of purchasing one of the house builder's brand new properties on the West Sussex coast.

Pat shares a four-bedroom detached 'Canterbury' at Bovis Homes' Hampton Park location in Littlehampton, with her daughter Dawn and granddaughter Teri-Rose.

"We looked at quite a few new houses in the area, but we were very impressed that the extras came as standard with Bovis Homes, which isn't the case with all other house build... more

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Image for Lottie settling in as Sherford's first baby!

The South West's newest community has just welcomed its newest arrival, with the birth of the first Sherford baby!

Little Lottie Rose Robinson clocked in at 8lbs 3oz at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital and is now back at home in Sherford with mum Kat, dad Matt and 11-year-old twin brother and sister Joshua and Hermione.

"Lottie was 15 days late and kept us waiting," said Kat. "We are over the moon with our new arrival and it's nice to be part of something so special for... more

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Image for Armed Forces discount helps Chris lay down roots

For Chris Sharrott, working in the Armed Forces has meant moving home a lot - in fact, soon he'll be heading off to New Zealand to take up a temporary new posting. But before travelling halfway across the world, Chris decided it was time to put down some roots - a place he could return to and call home - in Cheshire, close to where he grew up.

"I hadn't been actively looking to buy a house, because of the nature of my job. But I had owned a house when I was based in Cheshire previously, and getting back on the property ladder was part of my long-term thinking," explains Chris, who is stationed at RAF Shawbury in nearby Shropshire.

Thanks to a tip-off from his mum, Chris found out about Bovis Homes' unique Armed Forces Discount Scheme, available across the country, including at the house builder's Hampton Lea location i... more

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Image for Final buyers benefit at new Stratford Leys community

A new neighbourhood on the edge of Stratford-upon-Avon has welcomed many new residents in recent years and has now become a thriving and popular community.

A range of new residents from young professionals, couples and families have moved to Bovis Homes' Stratford Leys location, creating a diverse new area in the Warwickshire town.

Now with only a limited number of homes remaining, Bovis Homes is offering to pay the stamp duty for the purchasers who snap up the f... more

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Image for It's a family affair as Bishop's Cleeve makes the perfect Homelands for the Sprys

When Ben and Elizabeth Spry moved to The Homelands in Bishop's Cleeve, they didn't realise that they would be starting a family trend, with Ben's mum and dad, sister, brother and sister-in-law all deciding to follow suit and move into new Bovis Homes there!

For Ben's mum, Gill, it's a delight to be surrounded by so many Sprys!

"As a mum, you always fear your children will grow up and move miles away from you, but I never dreamt that we'd all be living so close!" she says. "Having all my family living on the same development as us is lovely - especially now we have the... more

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Image for Bovis Homes announces plans to present local communities with defibrillators

Life-saving equipment will be donated to towns and villages by Bovis Homes, as part of its ongoing commitment to health and safety, and to the communities in which it works.

The national house-builder has announced that the portable, easy-to-use defibrillators currently installed at its locations will be offered to local communities after the developments have been completed.

Bovis Homes will have employees based at developments who have received training in the use of the defibrillators should site workers or members of the public suffer a sudden cardiac arrest on, or close to, i... more

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Image for Bovis Homes plans for 129 new homes in Thurston approved

Bovis Homes' Strategic Land team has received detailed planning approval for 129 new homes in Thurston, Suffolk.

The approval comes after months of close collaboration and discussion with Mid-Suffolk District Council, the Highways Authority, and other housebuilders with new-home proposals in the area. The development will be located off Barton Road to the north west of the village boosting the District's supply of housing.

Victoria Trotman, Associate Strategic Planning Director at Bovis Homes said: "We're delighted to have received approval for these much-needed new homes, and would like to thank all those who gave feedback on our ... more

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Image for New Sherford training centre set to address South West construction skills challenge

One-of-a-kind training facility to engage military leavers, apprentices, contractors and Sherford workforce as part of a major commitment to boosting the region's construction industry

 

A revolutionary new training centre is being constructed at Sherford, as part of a long-term commitment to reducing the region's skills challenge. Set to be completed by the end of 2017, the training centre will engage military veterans, apprentices, local contractors, as well as those currently working at Sherford, boosting manual skills by providing training and experience across a number of major cons... more

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Image for Unique Dawlish badge supports poppy appeal

Leading up to this year's Remembrance Sunday, many residents in Dawlish are donning a special badge, in addition to the traditional poppy, to commemorate the day.

The distinctive emblem has been designed by a former Royal Navy Master of Arms, with the support of local house builder Bovis Homes.

The Dawlish Remembrance Badge was the creation of Richard Hayward, a retired navy officer, and after receiving a boost of £250 from Bovis Homes he was able to go into badge production - and has so far raised more than £2,400 for the Royal British Legi... more

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Image for Home search leads to a holiday for lucky Eccleshall couple

Teresa and Phil Platt had just returned from a summer break to Florida when they decided to drop in at Bovis Homes Sancerre Grange location in Eccleshall. Little did they know that the trip would lead them directly to their next holiday!

The couple, who live in Eccleshall with their two daughters Elise, 16, and nine-year-old Kendra, are now celebrating having been named regional winners of Bovis Homes' Heat Wave competition, taking home a £500 holiday voucher!

The family are currently in the process of buying a brand new three-bedroom 'Horton' home at Sancerre Grange, and it was on a visit to the sales office that they entered t... more

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Image for Pictures paint wonderful story for new home owners Tom and Gemma

Tom Rayment and Gemma Morgan are so proud of their brand new Bovis Home that they've put together a slideshow of it being built to enjoy in years to come.

The couple, who are engaged to be married next year, have followed the progress of their Southwold house type every step of the way at Bovis Homes' Bowbrook Meadows location on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.

"As it's the first home we've purchased together, we thought it would be great to have plenty of photographs of it being built to serve as a memento," said Tom, a de... more

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Image for Key worker scheme could unlock the door

If you're a nurse, teacher or police officer looking for your dream home in the south west of England, then our regional team there could have just the scheme for you.

Their new Key Worker Scheme is designed to unlock the property market for public sector key workers, with a powerful package of benefits and discounts that make buying a brand new Bovis Home that much more affordable.

The scheme includes social workers, prison service staff and many more, so if you are unsure, check at work whether you are designated as a key worker and get ready to... more

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