Say yes to homes is the message from Wiltshire Rural Housing Association which builds good quality affordable homes for people in the rural villages of Wiltshire and Swindon. This week is Rural Housing Week and the Association is getting together with its residents, Parish Councillors and local community to highlight the need for affordable homes for local people to rent. This links in with the National Housing Federation’s campaign to get people to “say yes to homes” in their area. The event is happening in the Codford Community Wildlife area adjacent to the Association’s rural housing development at Cherry Orchard. Wiltshire Wildlife Trust will be running activities with local children from 4.30pm including building bivouacs from sticks to get the message across about house building and the importance of shelter. At the weekend Wiltshire Young Carers did some work in the wildlife area to prepare for the event and had great fun building their own bivouac.
Richard Kitson, Chair of Wiltshire Rural Housing Association said “Wiltshire Rural Housing Association always says “yes to homes” because we know the importance of providing local people with high quality affordable homes in villages. This is crucial if villages are to have a rich mix of young and old. It’s about providing homes for our children and being able to provide support for older generations. I’m sure that our local Councillors also want to help deliver the homes we need to protect our villages and rural communities from decline. In particular let’s help the young people of Wiltshire by building for the future, not just bivouacs but real homes on which they can build the rest of their lives”