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Plus points of village life with baby please! Especially if you know the area?
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Hatherways · 06/08/2022 09:32

Staffordshire/Derbyshire boarder, DP will be away 6 weeks out of 8 and I have elderly parents local but they won’t be able to help. I’m new to village life and also this area (from Bristol) so if there’s any good recommendations please include!!

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TooHotToTangoToo · 06/08/2022 09:37

I don't know the area but I moved to a village when my baby was first born and my dh worked away. I'd say join some mother and baby groups, find out if there's a Facebook page and introduce yourself. I often find that with small villages it's easier to meet people and get involved in village life as it's more of a community than larger cities

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booboo24 · 06/08/2022 11:37

I've lived in a village all my life except for 8 years in-between when I moved to a town. I'd echo what has been said above, join the local Facebook page and get involved in any village activities. I find that any village is sadly a bit more wary of 'non locals' and to be a local you must have lived there for over 50 years (I say this tongue in cheek) but there's definitely more of a community feel once you get to know people.

It's great you have a baby too as as lot of the activities over the years usually stem from the local primary schools

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DatingDinosaur · 06/08/2022 14:08

Walk to the local shops rather than drive and look at notice boards in shop windows, village hall, etc. as they often have local community groups and activities which aren’t advertised online.

SMILE and say a cheery morning/hello to people! It’s perfectly acceptable and normal behaviour in villages Smile

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