Mayford Grange retirement village celebrated its 10th anniversary last week by throwing a celebratory lunch for residents, staff and local dignitaries – some of whom were present at the village launch a decade ago!
Previous mayor of Woking, Tina Liddington, performed the official opening honours 10 years ago and made a return visit for the anniversary celebrations.
She was joined by current mayor, Cllr Beryl Hunwicks as well as Woking MP, Jonathan Lord, who together with residents and staff at the Westfield Road village raised a glass before cutting a special cake to mark the milestone occasion.
“Retirement villages such as Mayford Grange are becoming an essential part of local communities and have an important part to play in supporting our growing older population. It’s really pleasing to see how after 10 years the village is thriving and going from strength to strength,” said MP Jonathan Lord.
One of the village’s original residents is Mrs Beryl Goode. She said: “I love the independence and being part of a community although we certainly don’t live in each others’ pockets. It’s handy having facilities actually in the village and I make good use of the hairdresser!”
Everyone that attended really enjoyed the day and of course the cake! Here’s to another 10 years.