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Housing developer helps Towcester schoolchildren ‘give a hog a home’

Added on: 21st May, 2018 by WPRagency

Housing developer helps Towcester schoolchildren ‘give a hog a home’

Last Updated:
Mon, 21 May 2018

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Schoolchildren in Towcester were delighted to receive a nature-friendly gift from a local housing developer.

Redrow Homes South Midlands’ Oak View development, on Burcote Road, donated a hedgehog home to Towcester Church of England Primary School to mark National Hedgehog Awareness Week.

The hedgehog home has been placed in the school’s gardens with the help of the schoolchildren and will provide a safe haven in which the creatures can rest, hibernate or raise their young.

Also to celebrate the week and to help the hedgehog, each home at the Oak View development, which has four and five bed homes available in 59 acres of parkland, will feature a ‘hedgehog highway’ in the gardens.

These highways allow the nocturnal creatures, which travel up to two kilometres a night, to roam for food and a mate without barriers, helping to ensure their survival.

Tonia Tyler, sales director for Redrow Homes South Midlands, said: “The hedgehog is one of Britain’s best loved animals, and there are sadly said to be fewer than one million left.

“Part of our commitment at Redrow is to contribute to thriving communities, and to help provide a better way to live, and so we’re raising awareness about the plight of the hedgehog amongst the schoolchildren. It was great to see how excited they were to receive the hog home, and to gain a greater understanding of how important it is to care for wildlife in the area.”

Jo King, Eco Co-ordinator at Towcester Church of England Primary School, said: “At Towcester Primary School, we passionately believe that we should look after our environment.

“The hedgehog home was received with much enthusiasm by our pupils, who will now no doubt be on the lookout for any new visitors! We’d like to thank Redrow Homes South Midlands for its kind donation and for enhancing awareness of this important issue amongst our pupils.”

For more information about Oak View, please call 01327 437822 or visit

Redrow South Midlands offers a scheme called Mastermove, whereby the Redrow team arranges valuations, appoints an estate agent and takes care of all the paperwork to help prospective Redrow buyers sell their home. To find out more, visit

Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building around 5,000 premium-quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales.

Over Redrow’s history, spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes - which people love to live in. To help achieve this it focuses on creating thriving communities by building in a responsible way and valuing people. Implementing this approach helps Redrow deliver value to customers, communities and investors.

Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30 June 2017, the Group reported record revenues of £1.66 billion.

Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year.

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