Avonpark Village Diary

We have always said our residents are our best ambassadors. That’s why we’ve dedicated these pages to the residents of Avonpark to fill with news, views and events, in the hope it will give you a genuine insight in village living Retirement Villages’ style.

Avonpark residents enjoy fish and chip Friday’s

17th March 2020

Tradition says we should eat fish on a Friday and now the residents at Avonpark Village in Limpley Stoke can do just that. Once a month at Friday lunch time residents can pop into the Alexander Hall Bistro to enjoy a delicious fish…

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New minibus tours at Avonpark Village

17th February 2020

Avonpark Village residents are really enjoying the chance to get out to see some local attractions, thanks to the new weekly tour days suggested by the dedicated village minibus driver, Michael Leat. Michael has been driving for the village for just over a…

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Fun and new games at Avonpark retirement village

27th January 2020

Towards the end of last year, the residents at Avonpark village started up a board games afternoon every Tuesday, which is proving to be very popular. This afternoon is a great way for residents to socialise and perhaps try something new. The main…

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Avonpark’s Christmas Party

3rd January 2020

The residents at Avonpark Village thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas Party with extended family! Joined by Mrs Alabaster’s family and grandchildren, who brought along some of their friends to sing Christmas carols and give Christmas readings, everyone felt very festive. A delicious buffet and…

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Poppy of Honour Memorial Visits Avonpark

15th November 2019

This year the residents at Avonpark in Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire welcomed the impressive Poppy of Honour to the village, providing residents and their families with the chance to remember those who fought in the First World War. This beautiful and fitting tribute was…

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A little black magic at Avonpark!

1st November 2019

They say Halloween can be a bit scary but for a little black cat in Wiltshire, it was a very lucky day! Residents at Avonpark Village have been looking after a stray black cat, who they named George, for the last few years….

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Avonpark is an age exclusive retirement for over 55s

10th September 2019

22 Deanery Walk, Avonpark Set in 15 acres of landscaped grounds overlooking the Avon Valley and just six miles from popular spa town of Bath, is this brand-new two bedroomed apartment with superb valley views. Avonpark has a wide range of retirement property…

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Pancakes, themed dinners and a spot of French at Avonpark!

18th March 2019

No month is the same as the next for retirees at Avonpark, in Wiltshire and this time around residents have been enjoying a flurry of themed dinners and have even been learning a new language! French Group Another addition to the existing thriving…

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Primary School Children sing for Avonpark residents

16th January 2019

Residents at Avonpark got their festive-fix from some special visitors. The children at Freshford Primary School came along to the Clubhouse Lounge in Alexander Hall to put on a magnificent musical display of Christmas carols.  Both residents and staff had a fantastic morning and the children loved…

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Christmas Supper Club at Avonpark in Wiltshire

16th January 2019

The supper club at Avonpark, in Wiltshire, is an excellent addition to one of many items you can add to your social calendar.   In the name of the festive season, the latest addition of the supper club featured winter-warming Christmas-themed food.   The candles were…

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Avonpark’s allotment produce is sky high

5th December 2018

Villagers at Avonpark are keeping active by growing a large assortment of produce in their very own allotments.   Avonpark resident, Hugh Campbell, gave us an impressive list of what villagers have been growing in their allotments.   Starting with the vegetables, residents have been producing: spinach, carrots, parsnips, courgettes, marrow, rocket, lettuce, French beans, potatoes, chard, sprouts, leaks and radishes.  But it…

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Avonpark resident Joanne Henderson celebrates her centenary

21st November 2018

Miss Joanne Henderson celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday 12th November with family and friends at Avonpark Village. Miss Henderson moved to our village near Bath about six years ago as an independent resident and is also known as the scrabble queen of Avonpark….

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learning how to stay safe online for residents at Avonpark Village

4th October 2018

This week residents at Avonpark Village had a visit from the Wiltshire Police Bobby Van Trust. Trust volunteer Sarah, gave a very helpful and interesting talk to all the independent residents regarding staying safe against fraud, identity theft and abuse online. The Wiltshire…

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Avonpark Village held a Macmillan coffee morning

4th October 2018

Avonpark Village residents, friends and family enjoyed a delicious selection of homemade cakes at their Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 28th September. The event was held in the village Clubhouse and included a guess how many jelly beans in the jar competition. There…

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Wellbeing is a top priority at Avonpark Village in Limpley Stoke

17th September 2018

Wellbeing is a top priority for the residents at Avonpark! With this in mind Nicky Potter, events administrator at the village, invited Carol from Octopus Wellbeing Holistic Therapy to come and speak with residents about a variety of treatments that they might enjoy…

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Avonpark’s Annual Pimms and Strings Event Hits the Right Notes

26th July 2018

Residents made the most of the sunny weather as they welcomed family and friends to their annual ‘Pimms and Strings’ event. Joined by their guests, residents gathered under a marquee on the lawns of the landscaped gardens to enjoy the views over Avon Valley, while…

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Star Awards for dedicated employees at Avonpark Village

9th July 2018

We are delighted to announce that our service provider, Nicola Potter and minibus driver, Dave Roberts have each just been presented with a Retirement Village Star Award. These awards are given to members of staff who demonstrate excellent working practices and make an…

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Planting allotments at Avonpark, Limpley Stoke, near Bath

8th May 2018

Residents have been busy in the allotments at Avonpark over the last few weeks. There are 10 plots available and at about four square metres each space is a bit limited, but this has not dampened enthusiasm. Despite the awful recent weather, which…

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October has been creative for Avonpark residents

2nd November 2017

There are lots of budding artists at Avonpark and it’s not uncommon to see residents sitting in the grounds painting during the Summer. Now the Winter months are approaching, residents decided to create their own Art Gallery in the communal room to house…

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‘Supper club evenings’ at Avonpark

1st August 2017

A popular social event at Avonpark has returned! Once a month, our head chef is hosting a fine dining experience for residents in the restaurant. These events are proving to be extremely popular, with approximately 30 people coming together to enjoy wine and…

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Partnership struck with local school

4th July 2017

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Freshford Primary School, which we arranged through its head teacher Andrew Wishart. As of now, a number of our residents are going in every Monday afternoon to help children in the reception class with…

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Residents enjoy stained glass workshop

9th June 2017

We recently organised a stained glass workshop and invited residents to make ornaments, providing all the tools and materials needed. This was very well attended and we are planning another workshop for the end of the year. Everyone had a wonderful afternoon, as…

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Sylvester takes the reins at Avonpark

3rd October 2016

Avonpark has a new village manager. Sylvester Harker took up the role early in September. Originally from Johannesburg in South Africa, Sylvester moved to the UK in 2003 to work for a hotel and restaurant company where he was heavily involved in event…

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Allotments at Avonpark are doing better than ever

14th August 2015

As this week, 10th – 16th August, is National Allotment Week, we thought it would be a fantastic time to share the progress at Avonpark Village, where the residents have been hard at work restoring the allotments.   National Allotment Week is designed…

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Residents enjoy classic Christmas carols

8th December 2014

Christmas came early this year for our residents, as they enjoyed Christmas carols and poems from performing arts group, Courage Performers. Around 15 children aged 10-14 from the Bradford on Avon performing arts group, came to Avonpark to perform for our residents. Everyone…

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Fireworks light up the week for our residents

11th November 2014

Last week was an exciting one for us here at Avonpark, with visitors, fireworks and group outings. On the 1st of November, independent retailer VIVA brought a range of bespoke tops to showcase to our female residents, with a number of them making…

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Pimm’s and Strings at Avonpark Village

9th July 2014

A lot of fun was had at our summer ‘Pimm’s & Strings’ event, held right here in the village. Jugs of delicious Pimm’s were chilling on arrival for the 55 residents and guests that attended, with several trays of sweet and savoury canapés…

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Easter fun for all at Avonpark Village

8th May 2014

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without some sort of craft making, so this year at Avonpark Village the residents turned their hands to bonnet making. Fountain Place nursing home produced some of the best bonnets, with the winning resident receiving a prize. The village…

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A Viennese New Year

7th January 2014

A very cheerful introduction to 2014 was arranged by Avonpark resident Frank Squires on New Year’s Day morning. Just after 10am, around 40 residents came together in the Kingfisher Court meeting room to watch the New Year’s Day concert from Vienna, shown on…

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Christmas Party

20th December 2013

Avonpark Village held a Christmas party in the lounge of Alex Hall for the independent residents who live here on 19th December 2013. We had a great time, with entertainment from a pianist who delighted us all by playing some popular songs. We…

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