Moving to or From Gloucestershire
Looking for a removals company in Gloucestershire, or thinking about moving to Gloucestershire? Movecorp offer a wide range of services that can be tailored to your exact requirements.
Moving to Gloucestershire?
Moving to Gloucestershire or anywhere for that matter can be a stressful event, this is why our team offer a variety of options to make the entire process simple and stress-free.
All of our are given their own personal removals coordinator who will be able to offer advice, help with paperwork, and be there to answer any questions that you have about the move.
Removal and Storage Company
Moving “Boxes Only” Service
Small Load (Not a full Removal Truck)
Dedicated Removal Truck (20ft or 40ft)
Full Packing Service
Part Pack – (Just fragile items)
Crate Building (Artwork, Fragile Items)
Shipping Cars, Motorbikes, Boats
Gloucestershire is located in the South West of England. It comprises part of the popular Cotswolds region, and also has a coastline at the mouth of the River Severn. The western side of the county also includes the Forest of Dean. Gloucester is the county town, but other main towns in the county include Cheltenham, Cirencester and Tewkesbury. It is the thirteenth largest county in England.
Gloucestershire has been a recognised county in England since the 9th Century; in that time, the county also included Bristol, but the boundaries have since moved. The whole region can be regarded as an example of British heritage, with most towns having old parish churches and Gloucester having its cathedral, for which construction began back in 1089. Historically, Gloucestershire’s abundance of forestry meant that it had a thriving shipbuilding industry, while woollen products and stone were also manufactured significantly in the 17th century.
Gloucestershire has a thriving economy, in which entrepreneurship and independent businesses play a noteworthy role. According to Nesta, a business foundation, ranked Gloucester as tenth in the UK in terms of growth by small and medium-sized companies. These companies were found to have created nearly three quarters of new jobs in the city in the past eight years. This has been recognised, and a start-up support group has been established to spread this success across the county. Some larger companies are based in the county too though; EDF Energy, Superdry, and St. James Place, a wealth management company, all have offices in the region.
The average home in Gloucestershire costs £322,460 according to Zoopla, placing it firmly above the UK average. However, this does represent a cheaper move than a property in neighbouring Oxfordshire. The region is popular as it offers both vibrant urban centres such as Cheltenham and the slightly cheaper Gloucester, as well as picturesque rural towns and villages such as Bibury and Kempsford. Houses for rent can be expensive in Cheltenham and Gloucester which is an issue and could prevent young professionals moving to the area, though rental prices do drop for houses in nearby towns and villages.
With a population of 907,200 people, Gloucestershire is the 23rd largest county in England. 91.6% of the population are White British. 56% of the county’s inhabitants are of working age; a proportionate amount which is lower than the national average. The proportion of children in the region is also lower than the national average, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Perhaps Gloucestershire’s oddest but also most well-known cultural features is the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Roll contest, in which participants race down an extremely steep hill in attempt to catch the Double Gloucester Cheese that is released slightly before them. The winner gets to take home the cheese! Aside from this, Gloucestershire’s more rural areas provide a traditional English countryside culture, in which a heart-warming meal next to the fire at the local pub is always a popular activity. The variety of landscapes in the region also provides a range of outdoor opportunities such as walking and kayaking.
Did you know…
Author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, was born in Yate, Gloucestershire.