Charters Village 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.

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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What happened at 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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