Bride to say goodbye to beloved area after be­ing priced out

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Lor­can Lovett lor­can.lovett@trin­i­tymir­

A NEWLY-WED bride has thanked her vil­lage for mak­ing her wed­ding ‘ex­tra spe­cial’ be­fore hous­ing prices drive her from the area.

Liz, 31, and Si­mon Cole, 35, were given a brownie guard of hon­our at their cer­e­mony at Chal­font St Giles Parish Church, in Dean­way.

Mrs Cole, nee Bree, of Seymour Road, wrote to the Ad­ver­tiser to thank the Chal­font St Giles 2nd Brown­ies, as well as pho­tog­ra­phers from the vil­lage, brothers Chris and Peter Hall, the church, friends and fam­ily.

How­ever, she is set to leave her beloved vil­lage within the next few months as hous­ing prices re­main too high.

Mrs Cole, a nurs­ery prac­ti­tioner at Amer­sham Hos­pi­tal, said: “We can­not stay in the area, which is such a shame.

“I’m re­ally pas­sion­ate about the vil­lage and I would have liked my chil­dren to grow up in the same area I grew up in.”

Mrs Cole’s grand­par­ents and par­ents grew up in the vil­lage, while Mr Cole is from Ruis­lip.

He recog­nised his wife’s love for her home by propos­ing to her next to the duck pond in the vil­lage green where she used to go for walks with her grand­mother.

In the lead up to the wed­ding, friends of Mrs Cole were im­pressed that she man­aged to or­gan­ise a sleep­over for 77 brown­ies at Pac­car Scout Camp in Den­ham Lane, Chal­font St Peter, on top of the big day.

Mrs Cole is a leader for Chal­font St Giles 2nd Brown­ies and she says there were a few lumps in the throats of the wed­ding crowd when for­mer brownie Mad­die Martin, 12, sang a solo for the church.

The cou­ple will move to Iver, but Mrs Cole says she will con­tinue her role with the girl guides.

In the let­ter to the pa­per, she wrote: “My mes­sage to all the peo­ple of the vil­lage who feel they have to go out of the area for things is don’t – you will be amazed at what this small beau­ti­ful vil­lage has to of­fer.”

The cou­ple, who mar­ried in Au­gust, both work full time and are frus­trated they can­not live in the area they love.

Turn to page 14 to read Mrs Cole’s whole let­ter in this week’s let­ters page.

Do you think hous­ing prices are forc­ing peo­ple out of the Chalfonts? Do you love Bucks but find your­self priced out of the prop­erty mar­ket? Email your views to us at buck­snews@trin­i­ or call 01895 451 034

Photo by Chris Berry www.buyapho­ NL201411201

MOV­ING DAY: Liz Cole looks back at her wed­ding to Si­mon

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