I love it here because...

Chris Storey

Local Resident, OVCA Treasurer, Venture Autism Ambassador

What is your name?

Chris Storey

How long have you lived in Oakley Vale?

15 years

What brought you to live in Oakley Vale?

I was brought up and lived in Kettering all my life and decided its time to buy a home but it’s difficult for first time buyers.  At the time I was a window cleaner working for my brother Mark when one day we was cleaning the Kings Oak Builders Show home in Kettering, the salesperson explained the big Oakley Vale housing project of 3,000 houses in Corby so went to take a look.  I really liked what I saw so decided to buy and was a great opportunity to start my own window cleaning business.

What do you love about living in Oakley Vale?

We have so much greenery, Lakes and landscapes it’s a stunning place of natural beauty.  I like the fact there are so many people from many areas of the country living here and I have made many friendships with them, it’s been good to feel part of the community I give back to it by serving on the OVCA and Venture Autism Social and Wellbeing Group.

What groups and activities in Oakley Vale would you recommend to other people?

Oakley Vale Community Association, Venture Autism Social and Wellbeing Group meets every first Wednesday night of the month at Oakley Vale Community Centre.  There is a boys and girls youth football team. The Scouts movement meets here weekly and Mash dance is popular in Corby.

If you were to describe Oakley Vale with five words, what would they be?

The ideal place to live