After the exciting news earlier this month that William & Kate are expecting another baby and moving to Norfolk, leading Newspaper The Telegraph looked at the top 20 places to raise a family – and Fleet was lucky to be ranked amongst them!
From schools and parks, to affordability of housing and community activities, Cheltenham came out on top, closely followed by North Norfolk, Stamford in Leicestershire and Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire. Coming in at number 16, Fleet was commended for its ‘warm and semi-rural feel’ and the excellent schools and surrounding woodland were highlighted.
Based in Fleet ourselves, we know our town all too well and thought we would add some of our personal highlights:
Paul, 37, says “I grew up in Fleet and enjoyed playing in Oakley Park and Basingbourne Park and Woods. A keen sportsman, I made great use of the sports centre including swimming and football. The new Hart Leisure Centre will be a fantastic asset to the town once it is completed and open next year.”
Lorna, 23, says “I also grew up in Fleet and was lucky to go to some great schools. With 5 outstanding Ofsted rated schools in our area and the rest majority rated Good, parents in Fleet can certainly feel confident about their children’s education.”
Along with our fabulous green spaces like Fleet Pond and Edenbrook Country Park there’s also some excellent events coming up in Fleet soon including the first ever Fleet Fashion Week from 27th October – 1st November, and the ever popular Christmas Festival – complete with its own rink for 2014. See you there!