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An affordable housing property is available in Uppingham thanks to the James Thorpe Charity

A charity is searching for a new tenant to move into a bungalow which was bequeathed to the town.

The James Thorpe Charity manages three properties which were built in Uppingham in the 1950s following the death of a local man.

The bungalows are rented to people with "modest means and assets" to help them retain links with their home town when other properties are unaffordable.

A bungalow in Uppingham is available through the James Thorpe Charity
A bungalow in Uppingham is available through the James Thorpe Charity

The available property is a two-bedroom bungalow in Ayston Road.

Charity chairman Dave Casewell said: "It is a good opportunity for the right person to become a beneficiary of this charity, which exists to enrich the community of the town.

"We hope this opportunity will enable the new beneficiary to maintain an active life within Uppingham and to remain in the community."

The bungalows have traditionally been rented by people above the age of retirement but the charity guidelines do not include an age limit.

It states that the occupiers must have modest means and a link to the town.

The occupants make a monthly donation to the charity as a means of paying rent, but the fee is significantly less than the market rates for a similar property in the town.

Applications will be considered by the charity's six trustees which include a representative from Uppingham Town Council and the current minister of the parish church.

Anyone who would like to be considered for the property can contact the charity clerk, Richard Reeve, on 01572 823911.

The property will be available shortly after refurbishment work has been completed.

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