Colyton claims place on family hotspot list

PUBLISHED: 11:00 04 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:16 08 October 2015

P6566-04-09SH A view of St Andrews church in Colyton.
Picture by Simon Horn.

P6566-04-09SH A view of St Andrews church in Colyton. Picture by Simon Horn.

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One family named the town the 16th best place to live in its annual family hotspot report.

Colyton has been named as one of the top places to raise a family by a leading website.

One family named the town the 16th best place to live in its annual family hotspot report.

The site analyses 2,400 post codes across England and Wales before compiling a list of 20.

Colyton scored highly across six categories, including property prices, safety, childcare costs, education and amenities.

The report said: “Crime rates are amongst the lowest in the Top 20. With easy access to both countryside and the coast, Colyton has family-friendly attractions for all ages on its doorstep.”

Andrew Parr, chairman of Colyton Parish Council, has lived in the town nearly all his life.

He said: “It is just a place that has everything. We have three pubs, a club, we have shops so you do not to go outside of Colyton if you do not want.

“We have a nice mix of old and young people and we have been very lucky with crime.”

In the education category, Colyton Grammar School students achieved double the national average at key stage four with 99 per cent of pupils achieving A* to C grades in their GCSEs.

Caroline Collier, vice chairman of the parish council, also praised the work of the scouts and Colyton Caterpillars Childcare.

She said: “There is just a lovely community spirit. Generations of the same family have stayed within the town - that must prove something.”

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