SWT is working to deliver more affordable homes across the district and has recently purchased 10 new properties for social rent in North Taunton.
The two and three bedroom properties with private parking were built to a high specification by Summerfield Homes.
Tenants who live in the homes at Pyrland Fields will benefit from affordable rents and a secure council tenancy which means they have a settled home.
Cllr Fran Smith, Executive Member for Housing, said: “SWT is committed to increasing the number of quality affordable homes in the district to try to reduce the number of people requiring accommodation. These wonderful homes along with those we are building at Laxton Road and our large development in North Taunton are great examples of our commitment. Over the coming months we hope to announce more developments.”
Summerfield Homes Divisional Director, Ed Khodabandehloo, said: “It has been great dealing with the team at Somerset West and Taunton on this transaction.
We are very pleased to be contributing to the Council’s directly owned affordable housing stock and are confident that these houses will provide great homes for the community.”
The Council is increasing its affordable housing stock in line with the approved
30 year business plan for its housing service. The plan includes a commitment to build 1,000 new homes over the next 30 years but some acquisitions from the market are taking place to accelerate provision.
An AWAKEN celebration evening of music, coffee and faith will be taking place for young adults (18-30s) at Company Spaces, Taunton on Friday 13th March at 8pm.
A live band from Bath called ‘Orphan No More’ will be performing some of their recent songs. ‘Orphan No More’ recently headlined at a large Summer Festival called David’s Tent near London where 6,000 young adults gathered to worship, sing and connect.
Sam Burton, founder of Awaken, shares: “This evening will be an inspiring night, our heart is to see young adults connected across this region in community. Our generation can be the most connected generation ever to have lived on the planet but also the loneliest, these evenings are a space to be family. ‘Orphan No More’ are incredibly gifted and carry something special, I truly believe that there should be no one orphaned in our community. We need places to belong. On the Awaken nights we see both church people and non-church people coming to these events to connect as a generation and if you are a young adult we would love to see you at this free event. We always have plenty of cake, coffee, music and also take space for hearing from God and opportunity to receive personal prayer for anything too and we are all about encouraging this generation to try Jesus. To find out more about future events you can follow our Facebook and Instagram pages”.
To book your free ticket head to: www.worshipawaken.com
If you are not a young adult and would like to see them, they are playing for an joint Churches event in Wellington at Court Fields School on Saturday 14th March at 7pm. For further details check out Life Central Church Wellington website.
Photo: Orphan No More Band Photo.
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