A drop-in event is being held for residents in Crowan parish who want to access new affordable rental housing in the area.

Ocean Housing is building 16 affordable rented properties on Fore Street in Praze an Beeble; comprising eight two-bedroomed and four three-bedroomed houses, and four one-bedroomed flats.

Lettings and lifeline manager at Ocean Housing, Tim Boston said: “We are keen to ensure these properties go to local people with a strong connection to the Crowan parish.

“The homes are soon to be advertised on Cornwall Homechoice, and this open event aims to ensure potential applicants have a live and up-to-date application ready for when the properties become available for bidding."

Crowan Parish Council comprises 13 councillors. The largest settlements are Crowan, Leedstown, Praze-an-Beeble, Nancegollan and Townshend.

Taking place on Thursday between 2pm and 6pm at the Praze Institute, the free-to-attend event will have representatives from Cornwall Homechoice and Ocean Housing on hand to discuss the process of bidding for the new rental properties.

Plans for the scheme will also be displayed.

Cornwall Homechoice will be attending to offer advice and guidance.

“We aim to raise awareness of the timescales and availability, to ensure no local people miss out on this exciting opportunity to live within an area in which they have a strong affinity,” Mr Boston added.

For more information about renting or buying an affordable home with Ocean Housing, visit oceanhousing.com.