Charters Village Diary

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

Restaurant takeaway’s a big hit at Charters Village

30th March 2020

It might be challenging times but for residents like Keith Richardson at Charters Village it’s a chance to enjoy a bit of our home-cooked food in the comfort of his own apartment. Instead of the delights of the village restaurant, the Coronavirus lockdown…

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Bubble bubble, toil and dinner!

1st November 2019

Charters Village celebrated Halloween this year with a delicious fish and chips supper. Village residents came dressed to scare, and impress, for the evening. With a glass of fizz to get the evening started, everyone that attended had a thoroughly ghoulish time!…

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Introducing 16 Medway House at Charters  Village

22nd March 2019

Charters Village is tucked away behind mature woodland, offering residents a peaceful and picturesque setting to balance the host of activities on offer from Charters Towers, a clubhouse at the heart of the village.     Here at Charters Village there is an active social life…

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Birthday celebrations, forests and festivities

11th February 2019

Birthday Celebrations  Charters residents celebrated a milestone birthday, villager Peggy turned 90! And many of the residents joined along with Peggy and her family in celebration.  Burns Night Villagers got in touch with their inner Scots and celebrated Burns night, organised by a local resident….

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Hat’s off to village manager Nigel Walter

16th October 2018

Nigel Walter, manager at Charters Village ‘Braved the Shave’ – and the autumn chill – this October. Supported by friends, family and the many residents at the village, Nigel lopped off his locks not only to boost Macmillan Cancer Care coffers, but in…

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Charters residents enjoy a wonderful day trip to Brighton

12th October 2018

The residents at Charters Village were no different from any other excited day-trippers when they set off (in the drizzle) to Brighton. Their fears about the weather for the day did not come to fruition. Although it was not exactly a day of…

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Nigel prepares to ‘Brave the Shave’

25th September 2018

Charters Village manager Nigel Walter is preparing to ‘Brave the Shave’ this October to raise £300 for Macmillan. Following his own personal experience with cancer back in 2016, where thanks to an early diagnosis and excellent treatment through the NHS, Nigel is back…

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A royal street party at Charters

21st May 2018

Over 60 residents from Charters Village organised and hosted a street party on Saturday 19th May – to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The party was held on the bistro terrace and the weather was glorious which helped to…

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Introducing the new ‘fishy’ residents at Charters Village

2nd May 2018

Some new ‘fishy’ residents have arrived at Charters Village and resident cat Nutkin is now on tight neighbour watch! Silver Surfer, Gold Finger, Pagliacci and Rasputin are four new carp added to Charter’s pond. They join a number of other smaller varieties of…

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A trip to Holland for Charters residents

23rd April 2018

18 residents from Charters Village recently enjoyed a five-day trip to Holland, organised by the social secretary of the village, resident Dorothy. The residents stayed in a hotel in Arnhem but enjoyed trips to Amsterdam and Keukenhof Bulb Gardens too. It was a…

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A busy March for Charters

6th April 2018

Despite more snow throughout March, the residents at Charters Village have been enjoying the early signs of Spring. Daffodils and bluebells have begun to appear around the woodland and pond area. And early on the frosty morning of March 21st, residents spotted a…

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A look back at February at Charters Village

14th March 2018

In February, our guest speaker was a gentleman called John Pye, who gave a fantastic talk to the village. This was followed by some delightful refreshments and of course lots of nattering between residents. The village also catered for a fully booked Fish…

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Charters Village gets festive!

30th November 2017

Charters Village has signified the start of the festive period by holding a Christmas Fayre. Residents and staff worked together to decorate Charters Towers ahead of hosting the Fayre, putting up the tree and other festive decorations – including some friendly wooden reindeers! …

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Awards stack up for Charters Village

23rd November 2017

Charters Village has received yet another award! The village recieved a highly commended award for the Best Retirement Scheme at the Housebuilder Awards 2017.  The annual Housebuilder Awards recognise the very best new build property projects across the country and are judged by some of…

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Two new additions to the social calendar for Charters

20th November 2017

With the Winter months approaching, we have started a Social Evening in the Barre on Wednesday evenings, the first held proved very successful and it was fantastic for all of the residents to get together of an evening. We have also started a…

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Charters reports growing number of pet owners

20th June 2017

We are delighted to report an increasing number of pet owners moving into our community. There are now seven dogs, one cats and even a parrot called George living at Charters Village. George, a 23-year-old African Grey, belongs to resident Peggy Zive. Peggy…

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Beryl Lawley turns 83 at Charters Village

24th May 2017

Charters’ residents got into the party mood earlier this month as resident Beryl Lawley (left) celebrated her 83rd birthday. Beryl provided drinks and kindly laid on a spread for approximately 40 of her fellow residents in the bar. Our Village Manager Nigel Walter…

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Dave Bateman delivers talk on Ashdown Forest

11th April 2017

Recently we welcomed Dave Bateman, who visited Charters to give our residents an illustrated talk on Ashdown Forest. This is an ancient area of tranquil open heathland in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, East Sussex. As the seasons unfolded, we…

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Charters Village in February?

27th February 2017

There was plenty going on at Charters this month as resident Keith Richardson, Honorary Secretary of the community’s Residents Association, explains: Eamonn’s magic evening: We gathered, with the usual anticipation, to see what magician Eamonn had in store for us this time! We…

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Christmas arrives at Charters

23rd December 2016

All through December our residents have been getting into the Christmas spirit. First we hosted a seasonal fair, where local businesses and craftspeople set up stalls in Charters Towers. An enormous range of gifts and trinkets were up for sale to the delight…

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Residents and staff decorate Charter Village for Christmas

22nd December 2016

As you can see our residents and staff have been hard at work putting up Christmas decorations at Charters. We are especially proud of our beautiful Christmas tree, as you can see from the photo it looks absolutely outstanding. Well done to all…

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Local Mayor attends celebrations at Charters

14th September 2016

We held a special event at Charters to celebrate taking the wraps off our latest phase of development. This comprises 46 one and two bedroom apartments plus three one-bedroom bungalows, which are already 50 per cent sold. ‘Jazz on the Green’, took place…

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Charters Village welcomes new head gardener

31st August 2016

A teenage weekend job has turned into a full-time career and a love for the great outdoors for Steve Moore, recently appointed head gardener at Charters Village. The Smallfield man whose career has included cutting the maze at Hever Castle in Kent and…

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Tearful farewell for Sharon

4th August 2016

It was a tearful farewell for our head gardener Sharon O’Leary recently. The East Grinstead mum of two has moved north with her family but only after two very emotional leaving get-togethers with residents and staff in the village. Sharon has helped transform…

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Hog Roast at Charters Village

8th July 2016

Residents at Charters Village have recently organised a summer event with hog roast, live band and a range of other mini-events packed into one. The weather was kind to the guests and their friends who gathered on the games lawn just outside Charters…

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Carpet bowls keep residents active

16th February 2016

Residents at Charters Village in East Grinstead have found a great way to stay active. They have taken up indoor carpet bowls thanks to Retirement Villages, who have donated all the equipment. “We play every Friday afternoon and every Saturday and are finding…

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Residents benefit from fruits of gardener Sharon’s labour….

9th October 2015

 RESIDENTS at Charters Village have all got gardens to be hugely proud of…. The seven acres of village grounds have been transformed into immaculately managed lawns, shrubs, hanging baskets, bedding plants, a wildflower meadow and stunning rhododendron drive.  The woman behind the transformation…

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Sue’s 81st birthday barbecue

15th July 2015

Residents at Charters Village are always keen to support one another – and when Sue Morrell decided to organise an 81st birthday barbecue, about 30 neighbours turned out to join in the fun on the games lawn….

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Reasons to celebrate!

13th April 2015

Residents at Charters Village rarely need an excuse to get together, however in recent weeks there’s been a number of occasions to enjoy. On the 15th March residents organised a special brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day and two residents’ birthdays. The celebrations were…

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High praise for Christmas carol performance

12th December 2014

The residents at Charters Village enjoyed a morning of Christmas carols when a talented school choir performed at the village this week. 14 children from Cumnor House School in Danehill, attended the retirement village and gave a faultless performance of some much loved…

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Macmillan coffee morning

1st October 2014

Our Macmillan coffee morning was an amazing success with a wonderful £464.68 raised towards this great cause. As the images show, we had a really lovely morning and now look forward to our next village event. Click through the images below to view…

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Support for Lingfield runners

3rd June 2014

We were delighted to support and attend one of the local community’s much loved events – The Lingfield Marathon Fun Run. The Fun Run has been held annually for the past 32 years, drawing in entrants and spectators from near and far. This…

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Meet the Neighbours event

8th May 2014

After meeting with so many people at the official launch who were thinking about buying at Charters Village, we decided to host a dedicated ‘Meet the Neighbours’ afternoon tea event and invite some of those people back as our guests. We were delighted…

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A taste of what life at Charters Village will offer

8th April 2014

It is with great delight that we pen our first diary entry for Charters Village, just one week after the official opening, which took place in our fantastic clubhouse. We were thrilled to meet Honor Blackman at the launch, and couldn’t resist having…

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