And residents and business owners from Wrea Green, near Lytham, were more than happy to take up roles in the production for developer Redrow, in a bid to extol the village’s many virtues.
Among them was mum-of-two Debbie Powell, 56, who recently moved to Redrow’s Ricksby Grange development.
Debbie, who’s married to GP Mike, smiled: “I’m not quite sure about my part in the film, but I am certain that life since we have moved to the village is just perfect.
“We moved because we wanted to be part of a community and it’s lovely here. You only need to step out of the door and everyone says ‘hello’ and ‘good morning’, and you feel part of a wonderful way of life.”
Debbie and Mike Powell outside their new home at Ricksby Grange, Wrea Green
She went on: “Mike and I lived in a new housing estate in Little Thornton in Poulton-le-Fylde for 23 years before we moved here and that was really nice, if quiet. But I can honestly say that we have made more friends since we moved here seven months ago than we did in more than 20 years previously.”
Debbie and Mike, both 56, are not the only ones to feature in the film.
Alison Gledhill, from the village’s BarkingMad.com dog sitting service, talks about how ‘up and coming’ the ‘bustling’ village is, while bar tender Wendy Unsworth from The Grapes pub praises its friendliness – and she should know, she has been living there for 44 years.
Dizzy Ducks Tea Rooms’ owner Sharon Dooley hails the ‘beautiful’ village green, one of the biggest in the country, as being one of Wrea Green’s best assets and, pointing out its typical Englishness, asks: “What’s not to love?”
Debbie and Mike moved from a four-bedroom detached home into a three-bedroom dormer style bungalow, The Bournemouth, which the couple adore.
“Our two daughters are now grown up so we decided to downsize and go in search of village life,” added Debbie. “But the Bournemouth still has plenty of room with three double bedrooms, which is great because the girls like to come and visit; and I love the fact that it’s so spacious and all open-plan.
“We use the master bedroom with en-suite on the upper floor but, should it ever be necessary – and I hope it won’t for a long time yet – there are two other bedrooms on the ground floor.
“I am hoping to join the WI in the village and the choir, as well as the Wednesday Afternoon Club, which helps to look after some of the older people in the village. It’s giving something back. Mike also plays golf at the Royal Lytham, so it is perfectly placed for him!”
Ricksby Grange has a collection of three and four-bedroom homes from Redrow’s award-winning Heritage Collection, currently available from £289,995, which marry traditional Arts & Crafts inspired exteriors with spacious and modern interiors.
And while it boasts the best of village life and a host of amenities, it has excellent transport links with a choice of two railway stations within two miles and the M55 just minutes away connecting to the extensive North West motorway network, and the larger towns of Preston and Blackpool, as well as the city of Lancaster.
For more information about Ricksby Grange and Wrea Green, call 01772 307810, visit the show homes and marketing suite off Ribby Road between Thursday and Monday, from 10am to 5.30pm or visit www.redrow.co.uk/ricksbygrange.
Ricksby Grange is in the picturesque Fylde village of Wrea Green, where house hunters can view the beautiful Henley show home.
Redrow's Balmoral detached home is among properties at Ricksby Grange
Every house style at Ricksby Grange has something different to offer, whether it is the £389,995 Welwyn, with its generous family, dining and kitchen area that brings everyone together, plus a spacious lounge perfect for when you want a little time to yourselves; or the Balmoral, from £489,995, with its portico-covered entrance, separate study and two en-suite bedrooms.
They are all from Redrow’s Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection, which combines traditional and crafted exteriors with modern and spacious interiors designed to make life enjoyable and practical for today’s home owners.
To aid those who have an existing house to sell, Redrow’s Mastermove incentive can help buyers make the transition with just a few simple steps. All buyers need to do is find a Redrow home and register on Mastermove and from then Redrow does all the hard work – from arranging a valuation on their current property and agreeing a price that will help it sell quickly, to appointing a trusted estate agent to market it and secure a swift sale. Redrow will even contribute to the customer’s selling fees.
And as if that isn’t incentive enough, the location of Ricksby Grange will only serve to increase its appeal. It is situated in Wrea Green, which has won Lancashire’s Best-Kept Village award 15 times, and is close to Lytham, which was declared one of the best places to live in the 2016 Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live list.
Call 01772 307810 for more information (and please mention that you saw it here) or go to www.redrow.co.uk/ricksby
Homebuilder Redrow has donated £500 to the Keep Britain Tidy group to support local volunteers helping to keep the coast clean near one of its prestigious developments in Fleetwood.
Redrow awarded the ‘tidy’ sum to the charity’s LOVEmyBEACHproject, which promotes cleaner seas and bathing waters, as well as litter-free coastal areas.
But the developer says it wasn’t just fishing for compliments and is keen to offer help by the bucket – and spade – load where it can.
“We are all aware of the importance of keeping our waters clean and our beaches clear,” says Lesley Myers, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), “not least those close to where we live.
“Our Harbour Village development on the Fylde coast is situated in a beautiful location on the River Wyre estuary and we want to encourage our residents and others to keep it that way, ensuring the area is looking its best for them and visitors, along with helping to protect our environment.
“It’s our privilege to be involved in such a worthwhile scheme and lend it our backing.”
The £500 has paid for a set of 10 litter pickers, bag hoops, gloves and high-vis vests for local volunteers who can attend the monthly litter picks organised by Emma Whitlock, Fylde BeachCare Officer with Keep Britain Tidy. The monthly clean up dates and details are listed on the events page on lovemybeach.org and everyone is welcome to join in.
Emma, along with Harbour Village resident Beverley Kirkham, has organised three clean-ups so far,with the most recent one to celebrate the equipment purchase following Redrow’s generous donation, and attended by Harbour Village residents.
“We obviously want to ensure volunteers are appropriately dressed and equipped, and safe, so we are very grateful,” added Emma. “And we are equally appreciative of the support and the opportunity to make people aware of our work and the campaigns we carry out.
“People don’t always realise the damage they can cause by leaving their rubbish on the river estuary and beaches – or being careless about what they flush down the loo or let go down the sink. We remind people to only flush the three p’s – pee, poo and (toilet) paper! It’s our aim to help people realise the importance of their actions, so we can keep our seas and rivers healthy and well-cared for and, obviously, looking good.”
Harbour Village, in Fleetwood, is perched on the tip of the Fylde peninsula. The seaside development offers a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, including some larger executive homes with picture windows and balconies overlooking the Wyre estuary.
Prices currently start from £89,995, for a one bedroom Hayeswater apartment, which boasts a 22ft open-plan fully fitted kitchen, dining and living area, together with a handy laundry room, and a spacious bedroom and bathroom.
Also available is the four-bedroom Kensington townhouse, overlooking the marina area. It has a first floor lounge and balcony to take advantage of the views and is priced from £209,950.
And there are larger properties like the four-bedroom Redwing house style, selling from £265,995. Its contemporary design also includes a beautiful balcony from which to admire the scenery. Open plan, and impressive, the accommodation includes an elegant lounge and a fully-fitted kitchen/dining area. Of the four bedrooms, three are doubles, offering ample space, and the master bedroom benefits from a luxurious en-suite bathroom.
For more information on Harbour Village call 01253 274151 or visit www.redrow.co.uk/harbourvillage.
For more on helping to keep Fylde beaches included, including how to volunteer, visit: www.lovemybeach.org/groups/fylde/
Redrow Homes Lancashire have a variety of different properties available across the Fylde Coast, including Fleetwood, Poulton le Fylde, Wrea Green and Garstang.
Take a look at our beautiful, new 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 4 bedroom homes.
Off Amounderness Way, Fleetwood, FY7 6PP
Station Road, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6 7AA
The Toppings, Garstang, PR3 1QY
Off Ribby Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2WA
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