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Easter egg hunt is thanks to housebuilder

Local businesses are involved as Tunbridge Wells builder organises great time out in the woods

Tunbridge Wells-based housebuilder Dandara hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for residents at its Knights Wood development on Knights Way over the Easter weekend with more than 200 people taking part.  

Residents were encouraged to find Easter eggs, designed by local artist Nell Price of ‘Arty Farty Retreat’ in Southborough, hidden throughout the woodland that Knights Wood has on its doorstep. The colourful eggs led to a giant golden egg at which those taking part could scan a QR code to book an appointment to collect their chocolate egg prize, provided by small family-owned chocolate shop ‘Temper Temper’, in a Covid-safe manner.

Louise Norman, associate sales and marketing director at Dandara South East, says: “We have really enjoyed organising this hunt for residents at our Knights Wood development and we would like to thank Nell at ‘Arty Farty Retreat’ and the team at ‘Temper Temper’ for helping us put this together. There are a lot of families at the development as well as a primary school on site, so we really wanted to organise something fun for them over the Easter holiday. It is has also given us the opportunity to support local businesses which made it all the more rewarding. After such a challenging year it was great to put some smiles on people’s faces!”

Nell Price, artist and owner of Arty Farty Retreat, says: “It’s been great working on designing these eggs for Dandara, particularly as my studio has been closed during lockdown. It’s always great to see local businesses supporting each other – especially for such a lovely family event.”

The Knights Wood woodland, where the Easter Egg Hunt took place, stretches over 150 acres and is perfect for walks and bike riding. Many of the family homes available at Knights Wood benefit from far reaching views through the woodlands towards Tunbridge Wells and beyond. The woodlands provide a scenic place for residents to go on long walks and keep fit, which has been particularly important during lockdown.

A selection of three- and four-bedroom homes are available at Knights Wood with prices starting from £535,000. Various incentives including stamp duty holidays and ‘Complete Move packages’ are available on a selection of homes. To find out more please visit www.dandara.com or call 01892 628 962.

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past local weekly publications he has worked for include: the South-East London Mercury* covering the Borough of Greenwich as a junior reporter; Orpington-based News Shopper as a sub-editor; and the Kent Messenger when based in Larkfield, Maidstone, as deputy chief sub-editor. He has also worked for the following dailies/nationals: Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor on a car fleet magazine. His first foray into property ownership saw him move from London to Rainham (the Gillingham, Kent, variety). He has subsequently lived in Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Orpington in the Borough of Bromley (which he still regards as being in Kent). In more recent years he owned three different properties on the Kings Hill (West Malling) development.

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