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Over 500 trees planted by Dandara to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Local housebuilder Dandara has planted over 500 trees at its St Michael’s Park development in Stewkley in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee which will be celebrated from Thursday 2nd of June until Sunday 5th of June.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a meaningful tree planting activity created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The activity encourages people all across the...

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Local bee populations safeguarded with two bee hotels donated to Naphill and Walters Ash primary school

Warnings of a so-called “insect apocalypse” have been highlighted through research published recently by University College London revealing that ‘in some parts of the world insect numbers have slumped by almost 50%.’ [1] In attempts to help stabilise the local bee population in the area, Naphill and Walters Ash Primary School has recently received two bee hotels from housebuilder Dandara who...

Housebuilder teams up with local school to protect UK's national bird population

To celebrate World Environment Day (5th June), housebuilder Dandara has donated robin nests to St Michael’s CofE Primary School. The house builder, whose St Michael’s Park development is located just down the road from the school, is hoping to support the local robin population whose territorial habits and high mortality rates - particularly during the winter months - mean that their numbers...

Politics and Planning

Matt Clarke, Head of Boyer’s Colchester office

We recently learnt that the new independent-led Castle Point Council has, as expected (and confirmed at a Special Council meeting on 15 June 2022), formally withdrawn its emerging Local Plan. In addition to causing huge disruption for planning and development in the area, this news may be a sign of future disruption to come up and down...

Chance To Cut Heating Costs In A New Home In Abberley

THERE are so many benefits to buying a brand-new property, from starting with a clean canvas on which to create the ideal home, to having little or no maintenance.

And, of course, there’s enjoying modern style and fixtures and fittings as standard. But there is another startling advantage that makes buying new at Elan developments like Three Js at Abberley, in Worcestershire, better...

Barratt Developments Yorkshire West Managing Director Ian Ruthven

Local homebuilder celebrates Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with Waverley Junior Academy

5 star homebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire West has teamed up with pupils from Waverley Junior Academy who have created some celebratory posters to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

Pupils from Waverley Junior Academy were tasked with creating posters to congratulate Her Majesty on the 70th Anniversary of her reign, with the winning design then displayed in the windows of...

Gill Hurst from Barratt Developments North East with Pauline and Diane from Wynyard Residents Association

Wynyard Queen’s Jubilee event a huge success thanks to support from leading housebuilder

Wynyard residents gathered at Wynyard Hall to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee as part of an event which was supported by five star homebuilder, Barratt Developments North East.

The Wynyard Residents Association hosted an event for the local community on Saturday 4th June in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee. Taking place at the picturesque Wynyard Hall, the day was split into two...

Pupils from Outwood Primary Academy have named Barratt Yorkshire West's new Darfield development

Local Darfield students name new Barratt Homes developme

Pupils from Darfield have helped name Barratt Homes’ new development in the village.

Local homebuilder, Barratt Homes Yorkshire West, has revealed the name of its brand new development on Pitt Street in Darfield after enlisting the help of pupils from Outwood Primary Academy. Netherwood Bank is the winning name chosen for the new 100-home development after being put forward by 12...

Common faults with roller shutters and how to fix them

Roller shutters are a type of security shutter made from interlocking slats that can be raised or lowered to cover a window or door. They are usually made from aluminium or steel, and they can be controlled manually or remotely.

Roller shutters can be used on both commercial and domestic applications such as shop fronts, doors, windows, garages, and industrial units. They offer...

York charity, The Island, receives £25,000 donation from local housebuilder

York-based charity, The Island, which supports some of the most disadvantaged children and young people across the area, has received a £25,000 donation from local housebuilder, Barratt Developments.

In York, over 3,500 children live in poverty, which is almost seven times higher than the national average. Through positive mentoring, unique programmes and unwavering support, The...

keeping property cool in a heatwave

Top property tips for keeping safe during a heatwave

The UK looks set for another heatwave, with the Met Office forecasting that the mercury will rise again this week.

But despite being good news for sun worshipers, the warm weather can lead to serious consequences, as hot spells are expected to become more frequent and intense.

Sufferers of long-term illnesses which may already affect heart rate and breathing are the most at...

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