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.

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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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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