Barbecue brings new neighbours together in Stowupland
11 Aug 2022

Barbecue brings new neighbours together in Stowupland

Vistry Group hosted a barbecue for the residents of its new Oak Farm Meadow location in Stowupland to celebrate the start of a new community.

The ‘meet the neighbours’ event took place in August at the development, where Vistry is building 143 new properties under the Linden Homes brand.

The gathering was an opportunity for people who have moved in or reserved homes to get to know other new residents and start to make friends in the new community.

Oak Farm Meadow lies on the western edge of Stowupland and comprises 93 homes for private sale and 50 affordable homes available for local people through rent or shared ownership, alongside new public open space including a community orchard.

Commenting after the event, residents at the development spoke of the activity.

Clare and Ryan, new homeowners at Oak Farm Meadow, said: “It was so lovely to have the opportunity to meet more neighbours in such a relaxed way. The food and drinks were lovely.”

Stephen and Alison, who will also live at the development, said: “We felt it was a great idea and a very beneficial ice-breaker to meet your new neighbours. We’d be happy to take part in any future similar events for the next newcomers.”

Jason Colmer, sales and marketing director at Vistry Eastern, said: “The barbecue was a great success, with lots of people coming along. We’re already seeing a friendly, close-knit community becoming established here at Oak Farm Meadow.

“Vistry prides itself in not just building high-quality homes but also building thriving communities that will prosper for generations. Hosting events, such as this one, provides a great opportunity for new residents to meet their neighbours.

“We provided food and drinks for everyone who came along and towards the end of the event, people were exchanging numbers and following each other on social media.

“We’d like to wish all the new residents at Oak Farm Meadow every happiness in their new homes and hope the barbecue marks the start of a journey that will lead to long-lasting connections with their new neighbours.”

There are currently three, four and five-bedroom homes available to reserve at Oak Farm Meadow, with prices starting from £314,995.

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