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Redevelopment of sheltered housing scheme

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Best Kept Garden Competition 2017

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UKHA 2017 finalist

bpha shortlisted for UK Housing Award

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Spring clean your street with community grant

25 January, 2017

Residents in Bedfordshire are encouraged to give their communities a spring clean with help from a £250 grant from bpha.

We are getting involved with The Big Tidy Up – a national campaign this Spring to encourage people to tidy-up their streets and help make a difference in their community.

Staff will be volunteering their time in March to take part in litter picks in neighbourhoods that are in need of a clean-up and also offering the chance for people to get involved and give their local streets a spring clean.

bpha residents can apply for up to a £250 grant from bpha to purchase litter picking equipment and give their communities a boost.

Kim Burrows, Community Development Officer at bpha, said: “The Big Tidy Up campaign offers residents the chance to make a real difference to their communities.

“Our staff will be volunteering their time to get involved and to encourage residents to join in we are offering some grants of up to £250 to purchase some litter picking equipment for use in their neighbourhoods.

“Also if residents have any suggestions about where they think we should focus our efforts in this campaign, please let us know and we can look at it.”

To apply for a grant or for more information about the initiative please contact Kim Burrows at

For more information about the Big Tidy Up go to

Latest phase of affordable housing released for sale in Cambridge

Latest phase of affordable housing released for sale in Cambridge

13 January, 2017

The second phase of apartments on the Abode development has been released for shared ownership sale.

The Abode development on Hobson Road in the Trumpington area of Cambridge has seen the second phase of its affordable housing released for sale this month. Launched in early December, 13 apartments on the development are now available for shared ownership purchase.

Buyers can purchase a minimum share of 25%, and the apartments start at £325,000 for a one-bedroom home up to £427,000 for a two-bedroom apartment.

Clare Andrews, Marketing Co-ordinator, responsible for selling the apartments on behalf of bpha Options to Buy, said: “With prices reaching almost half a million for a two bedroom apartment, shared ownership really does offer the average person the opportunity to own their own home in the city that they already live or work in.

“Great Kneighton is the ultimate urban village just three miles from Cambridge city centre, and adjacent to a new 120-acre Country Park. Offering excellent transport links to the city centre, Stansted, London and beyond, these new homes really couldn’t be better placed.”

They are available now to reserve off-plan with an expected completion date of March next year. The scheme also offers a number of two-bedroom houses which will be available for purchase early next year.

All apartments are built to a high specification and come with modern, fitted kitchens and bathrooms as well as high-spec flooring throughout.

For more information, contact the sales team or visit the Options to Buy website.