Official: Shotley Peninsula Is Great Place To Raise family

Shotley has been rated as the 18th best place in England and Wales to raise a family.
Research conducted by financial firm OneFamily used a variety of factors, including schools, low crime rate and average salaries to form the judgement.
Wokingham in Berkshire came top of the poll, with the Somerset village of Winscombe second.
Derek Davis, Shotley Gate resident and Babergh District Councillor for Berners Ward, which is covers the IP9 post code used by researchers, said: “Yet again Shotley has been recognised as a wonderful place to live.
“I know many parents in Shotley who just love this area and already know the benefits of bringing up children here.
“This area is the epitome of healthy living with its walks, cycle routes, and wonderful sense of community with everyone looking to get on with each other. It is safe and secure for children and parents can give their children the best of choices.
“From our excellent primary school, to the numerous activities, and of course natural attractions like the foreshore, Heritage Wood and picnic area, playing areas and the river for sailing with the Shotley sailing Club putting on lessons, Shotley Rangers football teams and the scouts, cubs and beavers, we really are fortunate.” 
Clr Jim Catling, vice chair of Shotley Parish Council.said:"The secret's out, following on the back of Shotley recently winning both the Babergh and Suffolk Village of the year awards it is heartening to read that the IP9 postcode area is in the top 20 places nationally as the best place to bring up a family.
"With an Ofsted rated primary school, low crime figures, below average house prices, healthy wide open countryside and thriving after school clubs such as beavers and cubs, Shotley Rangers football and Shotley Swifts netball clubs it is no real surprise to those of us who live here.
The accolade follows the news that Shotley has been crowned both Babergh District and Suffolk County Village of the Year.
Here are the top 20 places to raise a family:
1.     Wokingham, Berkshire
2.     Winscombe, Somerset
3.     Faringdon, Oxfordshire
4.     Oakham, Rutland
5.     Lower Earley, Berkshire
6.     Longridge, Lancashire
7.     Shebbear, Devon
8.     St Bees, Cumbria
9.     Middlewich, Cheshire
10. Cheadle, Staffordshire
11. Carterton, Oxfordshire
12. Cullompton, Devon
13. Clitheroe, Lancashire
14. Crediton, Devon
15. Fleet, Hampshire
16. Colyton, Devon
17. Bury, Lancashire
18. Shotley Gate, Suffolk
19. Driffield, Yorkshire
20. Burscough, Lancashire

By on September 22nd, 2015