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.

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.