LUCY Middleton-Foster has joined estate agent Samuel Wood as a residential sales advisor based in Church Stretton.

She has previously worked in the property sector in Shrewsbury as well as in the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire.

“I moved to live in Church Stretton a few years ago with my husband and young daughter and we have recently just completed renovation of an old property in the town,” she said.

“My great-grandparents were married here many years ago and I am very passionate about the area in general, the beautiful countryside and its properties, so it really feels like I have come home.”

Samuel Wood and Company is a national company and employs around 35 people with offices in Ludlow, Craven Arms and Shrewsbury, as well as its Mayfair office in London.