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Leading developer David Wilson Homes has collaborated with a local business to provide a sweet treat to buyers in Staffordshire with homemade gift packs.

Wild Side Handmade Preserves has travelled across the county, selling homemade jams and chutneys from their narrowboat, the Jam Butty. But the business has docked in Fradley, having provided a number of gift packs for buyers at Anson Gardens to enjoy.

The developer commissioned the small business to create bespoke gift packs, filled with treats that were made from locally foraged ingredients. The gift packs will be given to buyers that reserve a home at the development before the end of the year, and the developer isn’t expecting them to last long once buyers catch a whiff of the specially made delicacies.

Helen Tidy, Owner of Wild Side Handmade Preserves, said: “Fradley Junction is one of our favourite spots to spend weekends at over the summer months, and we are delighted to be working with David Wilson Homes to allow their customers to taste our jammy treats!”

Helen started the business with her husband, Andy. Born from an enthusiasm for cooking, boating, waterways and hedgerows, Helen was eager to combine her love of cooking with Andy’s enthusiasm for narrowboating.

Noticing that the towpath hedgerows were an overflowing larder of wild food, Helen began to experiment with making homemade preserves, and Wild Side Handmade Preserves was the end result of these labours.

Stephen Barton, Senior Sales Manager at David Wilson Homes Mercia, said: “We were very excited to work with a small business that is very popular with the local community, and we hope that buyers will love the products they’ve received after reserving their home.

“As the UK’s leading housebuilder, it’s important that we support local businesses in the communities we build. It was great to work with Wild Side Handmade Preserves, and we hope that we can support more organisations during our time in Fradley.”

Anson Gardens on Hay End Lane currently has a number of four bedroom homes available, with prices starting from £410,000. Show homes are launching at the development this winter, and the development has a number of incentives available, including a £5K Stamp Duty offer, and their recently launched Key Worker scheme.

The picturesque village of Fradley, scenic walks along the peaceful Coventry canal and the short distance to the National Memorial Arboretum provides residents with great opportunities during their leisure time.

The development is only five miles from Lichfield, a location famed for its vibrant culture and history. Lichfield provides great places to explore, including the 1,300-year-old cathedral and many museums which line the city’s pretty streets. People come from across the area to spend summer days at Beacon Park, taking picnics, hiring boats and enjoying woodland walks.

For more information about Anson Gardens visit or call 0333 3558 479 to book an appointment with a Sales Adviser.