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New development in the Cotswolds enables family to stay in area

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At the very root of Bromford are the 28,000 affordable homes, helping our customers to find a space they can call home. Miggy Cannon, Spencer Cross and their two daughters, Scarlet, aged five, and Emily, aged three, are just some of those we have helped.

Now settled into their new two-bedroom Bromford home in Longborough, Moreton in Marsh, Miggy picks up the story of their new village life…

"We are thrilled to be here as we'd really outgrown where we were before and it was key that we stayed in the area. We both grew up in villages and we wanted our girls to experience that life.

"It's great as Scarlet and Emily now have a big bedroom to share, there's an enclosed garden which is much safer than where we were before and we have room for a dining table. It's important for us as a family to sit together at mealtimes. Before, we had so little space that Emily's clothes were in a drawer in the living room!

"I really don't know what we would have done without Bromford as to rent privately in this area would cost us an extra £300 a month. We would have had to move further out which we didn't want to do. It's meant that Scarlet has been able to stay at her school and Emily has started going to the tots classes.

"There is a strong sense of community here and we are really involved. I help run the tots group, am a member of the PTA and training to be a teaching assistant at the school. Spencer is a chef so is the official 'BBQ-er' for school functions!

"It's great that Bromford have this new development and that our neighbours are young families like us. Longborough is a beautiful area and a tourist hot spot so it is often hard for younger people to afford to live here. Many homes are holiday cottages or there are established residents who have lived here a long time.

"It's important to bring young people into the area to support the local community, the shops, pubs and schools. The girls' school, Longborough Primary C of E, was saved from closure a few years ago and it is now a vibrant village school with 42 pupils. Without young people the community could die out. Everyone should have an opportunity to live in a village.

"The process to get here was really straightforward and it only took a few weeks from bidding to getting the house. Bromford is always there when we need them. It has been a really positive experience."

To download a PDF of Miggy and Spencer's story, click here.