RESIDENTS moving into homes on a new development on the edge of Taunton will receive a treat on their first day.

Vistry Group - which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes - has teamed up with Rumwell Farm Shop and Café to provide residents at Orchard Grove with a welcome pack.

Vistry is part of the consortium responsible for delivering the development in Comeytrowe, in a joint venture with housing association, LiveWest.

The welcome pack is full of delicious local items including Exmoor teabags, Rumwell’s own shortbread, ginger biscuits, apple cider cake, strawberry jam, apple chutney, fudge, plus crisps, chocolate raisins, honey and a Rumwell gift card.

Vistry sales and marketing director Natasha Palmer sai: “We always give our customers a welcome present on moving day and thought a bag full of local food and drink would be helpful while they’re busy unpacking and trying to find where they packed their teabags.

“Rumwell Farm Shop andCafé is very close to the development and sells amazing local produce, so it’s wonderful to support such a fantastic company at the same time.”

Chris O’Connor, general manager of Rumwell Farm Shop & Café, said: “We’re pleased to introduce ourselves and welcome the new Bovis Homes and Linden Homes customers to the area.

"It’s going to be exciting to see the development take shape.

"We’re grateful for the support and hope the new residents enjoy their welcome packs.”

Once complete, Orchard Grove will feature 2,000 homes within two neighbourhoods, a primary school, business park, local centre, park and bus service, plus 100 acres of open green space that will include play areas, allotments and sports pitches.

The new marketing suite and show homes at Orchard Grove are open seven days a week, enabling homebuyers to find out about the Bovis and Linden properties under one roof.