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Corley Event for Rural Housing Week

Warwickshire Rural Housing Association (WRHA)’s first homes in North Warwickshire have been showcased during Rural Housing Week 2019.

Derrick Dyas, Chairman of WRHA and Paul Roberts, Housing Strategy and Development Officer at North Warwickshire Borough Council, called in on the first tenants to benefit from our expansion into the borough.

With the help of funding from North Warwickshire Borough Council, we were able to take ownership, earlier this year, of two affordable bungalows on the new Corley Gardens development, developed by Cassidy Group UK.  The properties have already made a big difference to the new residents.

Geoffrey Pears says: “My wife Barbara and I have lived in a bungalow in Corley for a number of years now but, unfortunately, we had no option but to look for somewhere else when our landlord decided to sell.

“It was very important for us to find another bungalow, as I’m 90 years old and Barbara is 84 and neither of us could possibly manage a house with stairs.  We didn’t really know what we were going to do until WRHA came along.  We are very grateful indeed to have been offered an ideal affordable property in the village we know so well.”

Mr and Mrs Pears were delighted to show the visitors around their brand new bungalow during Rural Housing Week.

WRHA Chairman, Derrick Dyas said: “We’re delighted to be moving into new areas of Warwickshire during our 30th anniversary year.  Rural Housing Week was the perfect opportunity for us to hear about the huge difference our affordable properties are making.”