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Housebuilder adds a touch of green to play area

Fernham Homes helps to enclose play area so it's brighter – and safer – for children

Boughton Monchelsea Parish Council’s play area has been ‘greened up’, thanks to Fernham Homes, the housebuilder responsible for the Boughton Park development on Heath Road in the village. Fernham planted a new hedgerow around the play area and repainted the railings.

The pandemic has affected most aspects of life over the last year, and children’s lives have been hit hard in these months of lockdowns and social distancing, so Fernham hopes these improvements will brighten up the community around its Boughton Park development.

“We are excited for our local families to be able to fully enjoy the play area again now that lockdown restrictions are easing. We would like to thank Fernham Homes for their contribution to our play facilities in Boughton Monchelsea.”

Steve Munford, chairman of Boughton Monchelsea Parish Council

Tough year for all

Chris Loughead, development director at Fernham Homes, said: “We are delighted to have been able to help refresh the children’s play area. We know what a tough year it has been for everyone and it’s nice to know that families have the play area to take their children to.”

Fernham Homes recently launched the second phase of its popular Boughton Park development, which is just a two-minute walk away from the play area, so perfect for growing families. The development includes a wide range of family homes, from three-bedroom semi-detached homes, to four-bedroom detached homes. All come with allocated parking, some with a car port, plus landscaped front gardens and french doors opening on to a patio and a turfed rear garden.

Prices start from just £395,000, with Help to Buy available. To make an appointment to view the show home visit or call 01622 230361.


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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