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Redrow donates tidy sum to help keep Fylde beaches clean

Housebuilder 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/

Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 financial year.

Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:

• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.

• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.

• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.

Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.