This year has made many of us reconsider our lifestyle choices. With working from home set to remain the new normal for the foreseeable future and a quarter of the UK back in lockdown, the place we choose to live has never felt more important.
If you’ve been contemplating leaving London or any other big city in favour of somewhere more peaceful, you’ll probably be interested in a new study revealing the UK’s most “thoughtful” places to live.
Though “thoughtfulness” is obviously a pretty difficult concept to quantify, the folks at Bloom & Wild compiled their rankings using hard data in five key categories. These were: the town or city’s number of registered charities, number of volunteering opportunities, number of community gardening schemes, its recycling rate and its level of electric car ownership.
Swindon, home to 452 registered charities and 21 community gardening groups, came out on top with an