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Miggy Cannon, Spencer Cross and their two daughters, Scarlet, aged five, and Emily, aged three, are settling into their new two-bedroom Bromford home in Longborough, Moreton in Marsh.

Miggy picks up the story: “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."