Conversation with – Mrs Janet Peacock 14 Canon Park Road
Conversation with: Mrs Janet Peacock
Location: 14 Canon Park Road
Diary Entry: The Nursery Meadow development was launched on the 11th July 2015 with some 60 odd hourses for sale with prices ranging from £235k to £600k. The Nursery Meadow got its name as for many years is was the home of Sherbourne Nursery, which moved to Barford from Sherbourne where it was orignally located in 2002 on the Smith-Rylands Estate. Sherbourne Nursery was partly owned by Rodney Deeley until he retired.
Nursery Meadow was a fairly controversial development at the time as it was seen that 60 plus houses being built in an 18 month period would have a material impact on the community of Barford as it would struggle to intergrate such a large number of people in such a short period of time. Plus there was concern over whether Barford’s infrastucture would cope, not to mention the increased traffic flows. The development was also, (then) outside the Village Envelope and there had been a statement made when the Bye-Pass was built that there would be no infill between Barford Village and the Bye-Pass, which this development obviously was.
Barford is a good place to live, which has been recognised in national surveys where it was rated as one of the top 100 places in England to live, it was also listed as one of the top ten places to live in a Midlands survey. These were due, in part at least, to the School and the Community Shop, both of which were mentioned by many of the people in the queue for the sales office when Taylor Wimpey launched the sale of the first five houses.
After saying all this, houses are about people and in some cases families, and places for them to feel secure and safe and in the case of the Nurseery Meadow in Barford to be part of a community. This is an introduction to one of the new residents of Nursery Meadow, Mrs Janet Peacock and why she moved into Barford on the 20th October 2015…