Cirencester Housing welcomed residents to it’s new affordable housing development in North Cerney by hosting a social distancing ice cream event.

The event, attended by North Cerney Parish Council, ward councillor Jenny Ford and the staff of Cirencester Housing took place on September 10.

The Churnbridge Row development offers two, two-bedroom shared ownership houses, six one-bedroom flats to rent for people and four two-bedroom houses to rent.

Planning restrictions have been agreed that will ensure the homes will always remain affordable and local people with a connection to North Cerney and Bagendon Parishes will always take priority as residents.

Maureen Margrie, Cirencester Housing chief executive, said: “Affordable rural developments provide a secure and safe place for local people to live, in the communities they serve and support.

"The new affordable homes at North Cerney play an important role in safeguarding a vibrant, active and working village that includes a mixture of age groups and income earners.

"We always welcome the opportunity to work with other villages to support them with developing their own affordable homes for local people.”