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Sedbergh named as 'Top 20' place to live in the UK

November 11, 2013 3:00 PM

Tim in SedberghSedbergh's MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that it has been named as one of the twenty best places to bring up a family in England and Wales.

The Family Friendly Hotspots report is a unique analysis of postcodes in England and Wales, revealing the best places to bring up a family today. Their detailed analysis looks at education, safety, childcare costs, local amenities, affordable property and green spaces.

Family investments, who produced the report, said: "The small historic town of Sedbergh is about ten miles from Kendal in Cumbria. The charming town is within the scenic surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is a short distance to the Lake District. The narrow main street is lined with shops that frame the parish church which dates back to the 12th century, and the remains of a Saxon castle. Schools are celebrated in the area, with examination results scoring above national averages. Since 2003, Sedbergh has come to be known as England's book-town due to its thriving count of independent bookshops and dealers."

Tim said: "Sedbergh like many communities in South Lakeland is a wonderful place to live and bring up a family. We have great schools, local amenities and wonderful landscape. Our campaign is to build on this and keep fighting for more well paid jobs and more affordable homes."