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Saffron Walden Herts & Essex help bridge the gap

Saffron Walden Herts & Essex has donated £10,000 towards the construction of a suspension bridge across the River Stort at Harlow Outdoors.

It has been built especially for Active Works which organises outdoor activities for young people with disabilities.

Malcolm Ferris Lay, chairman of Active Works, says: “The bridge has been designed to enable young people with a wide range of difficulties to cross the river. We are delighted with the result and are confident many hudreds of people will be able to enjoy crossing the bridge for years to come thanks to the support of Saffron Walden Herts & Essex.”

Richard Bolton, chief executive of Saffron Walden Herts & Essex, says: “I feel as though we have bridged the gap – not only physically across a river, but in giving something back to the community in which we serve.”


Mortgage Talk signs up Thirwells as a franchise

Mortgage Talk has signed up Middlesbrough-based Thirlwells Estate Agents as a franchise for its mortgage and financial services business. Originally established in 1977 by husband and wife team Keith and Margaret Thirlwell, the agency was sold to a corporate estate agency practice during the 1980s. Thirlwells was reestablished in 1991, and now boasts four offices […]

Coventry launches buy-to-let range

Coventry last week launched a range of buy-to-let mortgages. The new portfolio includes a flexible product, with no early redemption charges and a free remortgage transfer service. There is also a guaranteed rate of no more than 2% above SVR and daily interest.

Tennis star serves an ace at Derbyshire-sponsored festival

Rising British men&#39s tennis star Jonathan Marray took time out from his busy schedule at the Nottingham Open last week to help coach youngsters at the Derbyshire Building Society-sponsored Festival of Tennis. The 23-year-old, who is ranked 4th in the UK, took part in a number of coaching sessions with children, aged 6-11 years, from […]

Local factors that affect regional house prices

It has always been true that on a regional basis, some things can dramatically affect not only house prices (both positively and negatively) but also the speed with which propertes sell and rental values. The football analogy gives a good illustration of how prices can be affected on a local basis. This is inevitably a […]

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