Bingham 'best for families'

Bingham in Nottinghamshire has been named as the best place in the country to bring up a family.

Families agree that Bingham is 'best in UK'

A mother-of-two from a Nottinghamshire town has agreed with the findings of a report which has named Bingham as the best in the UK to bring up a family.

Gemma Cairns, with her children Olivia and Jack, agrees with the report
Gemma Cairns, with her children Olivia and Jack, agrees with the report Credit: ITV News Central

Gemma Cairns has lived in the market town her whole life, and is now bringing up her two children Olivia, three, and Jack, six months - and she says she thinks the town really does have it all.

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Why Bingham is considered the 'best for families'

The third annual Family Friendly Hotspots Report has named Bingham in Nottinghamshire as the most popular place to raise a family. Here is what it commended:

  • 77% of GCSE pupils achieve A*-C grades against a national average of 43%
  • Affordable house prices - £138,969 average compared to £173,632 nationwide
  • Home to a large number of clubs and social groups including a model railway club, folk club and archery club
  • Bingham Leisure Centre caters for sports facilities
  • Rural setting means a quick and easy access to the countryside
  • Town has a rich history and dates back to before the Roman invasion
  • A number of retail outlets including a post office and pharmacy

Bingham named as best location to bring up family

Bingham was commended for its low crime and affordable housing
Bingham was commended for its low crime and affordable housing Credit: Tim Goode/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Bingham in Nottinghamshire has been named as the best location in the country to bring up a family.

Children's saving provider Family Investments says the area is known for its excellent education as well as low crime and affordable house prices.

The report says education levels in Bingham are "excellent"
The report says education levels in Bingham are "excellent" Credit: Neil Squires/Press Association Images

The Family Friendly Hotsports Report compares 2,400 postcodes across England and Wales by using 67 different data sets covering the main priorities for families when they are considering moving into a new area.