Lime Tree Village Diary

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

TK Maxx donate to Lime Tree Village

30th March 2020

In these unprecedented times, community spirit is more prevalent than ever, which was highlighted perfectly at Lime Tree Village last week. Residents at the community in Dunchurch said a huge thank you to TK MAXX in Rugby for the kind donation of dry…

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Keeping Fit for a Good Cause at Lime Tree Village

3rd January 2020

Every Thursday morning active residents from Lime Tree Village meet to keep fit. Organised by resident Sue Lowndes, ladies are welcome to join in with a Rosemary Conley video tape for an hour of gentle exercise, in Cawston House. Inspired by the work…

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The Christmas decorations are up at Lime Tree Village in Dunchurch!

13th December 2019

The residents at Lime Tree Village are firmly in the festive spirit after they adorned Cawston House with some beautiful Christmas decorations. In a coordinated effort between the Retirement Villages team and the residents, there were many boxes of decorations to use, everywhere…

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Local MP Jeremy Wright drops in for coffee

11th December 2019

Local MP Jeremy Wright popped into one of our coffee mornings last week. The former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport chatted about the local Broadband service, the NHS and social care provision, as well as the inevitable topic of ‘life…

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Lime Tree Village residents ‘Remember Together’

11th November 2019

Part of the annual activities for Remembrance Sunday at Lime Tree Village includes the distribution of poppies for the Royal British Legion. Residents David and Carol Noyce have been distributing poppies at the village for the last six years. This year will be…

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Sponsoring big events, winning awards and seeking out more awards!

17th May 2019

Rugby in Bloom Lime Tree Village won a gold award at the Rugby in Bloom competition in 2018, and they’re going for gold again this year!   Last year, the village won their well-deserved award in the ‘community buildings and places of worship’ category, as a result of…

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Lime Tree Village raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support

2nd October 2018

On Friday 28th September, as many venues held coffee mornings in aid of the Macmillan cancer charity, Lime Tree Village played their part too. Kathleen Stubbs and her helpers made sure everything ran like clockwork as always. Tea, coffee and delicious cakes were…

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Lime Tree Village in the swing at golf club tee unveiling

26th September 2018

Lime Tree Village has teamed up with Rugby Golf Club to promote golf as a sport for active retirees of all ages. Mixing work with pleasure, there was a chance for Retirement Villages Group Ltd regional sales managers Darren Welch and Chris Buck…

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A question of sport at Lime Tree Village

22nd September 2018

Throughout the summer a variety of outdoor games were played at Lime Tree Village, both for fun and by those who wished to compete in the competitions. The finals were played in mid September and on Saturday, 15th September the annual presentations were…

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Lime Tree Village wins Rugby in Bloom Gold Award

29th August 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Lime Tree Village has won the Gold Award in the Rugby in Bloom ‘community groups’ category for the second year running! The village has been recognised for its stunning floral displays and the beautifully kept grounds, which…

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Jazz in the Park

16th August 2018

It was a beautiful balmy evening when the Jazz Salon Rouge Jazz Band drove into Lime Tree Village for one of the highlights of the year, the annual Jazz in the Park Evening. As they set up, the residents arrived in great numbers….

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Dedication is recognised at Lime Tree Village

9th July 2018

Receptionist Debbie Murch, is the latest recipient of the monthly Retirement Village Star Award. The award is given to members of staff who demonstrate excellent working practices and make an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of residents at the village. Village manager Patrick…

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Who said retirement was all about pipe and slippers!

20th June 2018

Motorcycle enthusiast Alan Murray, has spent the past 14 years restoring an Excelsior Talisman Twin 250cc classic motorbike and now he’s ready to take to the roads around Rugby. The project was a real labour of love for Alan (73) who has been…

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Residents join in the RAF Centenary celebrations

14th June 2018

The RAF is celebrating 100 years of service this year and to commemorate this significant milestone, the residents at Lime Tree Village decided to visit the RAF Cosford Museum to discover the stories of those who served in the force and see magnificent…

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Lime Tree Village hopes to win at Rugby in Bloom 2018

11th June 2018

The competition is on! Lime Tree Village is keen to retain its Gold Award in the ‘community groups category’ at the Rugby in Bloom competition this year. Patrick Johnson, village manager said: “The village’s garden maintenance team are busy making sure that everything…

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Cheque presented to the BHF by Lime Tree Village residents

16th May 2018

The British Heart Foundation is a charity that residents at Lime Tree Village like to fundraise for on a regular basis. After their successful coffee morning in March, they held a further few sales and events and managed to raise an incredible £1500…

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Derek celebrates a birthday milestone at Lime Tree Village

22nd October 2017

On Tuesday, 26th September, residents at Lime Tree Village got together to celebrate much loved resident Derek Bush’s 90th birthday. Derek, famous for his dry sense of humour and wit, hosted a fantastic afternoon, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Teas, coffees, wine and…

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The Macmillan Coffee Morning

9th October 2017

On Friday, 29th September, as venues throughout the country held coffee mornings in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Charity, Lime Tree Village residents again played their part in the fundraising with their own special event.  Kathleen Stubbs worked tirelessly organising the morning and…

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Lime Tree wins Gold!

22nd September 2017

Lime Tree Village has won the Gold Award in the Rugby in Bloom ‘community groups’ category – thanks to its outstanding grounds and stunning floral displays. Village manager Patrick Johnson has praised the tireless work of the village’s maintenance team (pictured) led by…

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Lime Tree Village choir performs for residents!

4th July 2017

Lime Tree Village’s singers will shortly be taking their summer break. Prior to their holiday they always entertain residents with a concert and this year was no exception. On a glorious afternoon we were privileged to attend their summer offering of music, songs…

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Over 100 people attend Lime Tree Village fete

19th June 2017

We held our annual village fete on Saturday 17 June, which drew a crowd of more than 100 residents and their families, plus some of Lime Tree Village’s staff and guests. There was plenty to get involved with at the fete including a…

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Residents enjoy Vintage Afternoon High Tea

9th June 2017

A rainy Saturday afternoon in May 2017 did not deter our residents from enjoying a Vintage Afternoon High Tea in the Garden Room of Cawston House. Vinteas Tea Shop of Royal Leamington Spa provided the traditional fare of sandwiches, scones with cream and…

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Germany comes to Lime Tree Village

12th April 2017

At the beginning of March it was decided to do something a little different and hold a German Bier Keller Party Night. Sixty-six people sat at long tables while Lime Tree Village resident Robert Burton and his accordion music kept everyone entertained throughout…

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Lime Tree Village sponsors UK’s number five hammer thrower

27th March 2017

We are delighted to be donating senior hammer thrower Craig Murch, currently ranked number five in the UK and 13th in the Commonwealth, £300 towards his 2017 costs as he continues to pursue his quest for international honours. What’s more, Lime Tree Village…

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Lime Tree Village hosts ‘Burns Night’

30th January 2017

Although only three Scots live at Lime Tree Village we decided a ‘Burns Night’, held to celebrate the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns, was a good excuse for yet another party. There was a traditional Scottish meal in the restaurant – haggis,…

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Lime Tree Village raises nearly £150 for Air Ambulance Service

22nd December 2016

Our generous residents collected nearly £150 for The Air Ambulance Service through a special Christmas performance from our choir, held on Wednesday 14 December. Over 100 residents attended. They enjoyed a variety of songs and Christmas carols sang by the choir, as well…

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Christmas has landed at Lime Tree Village

13th December 2016

Lime Tree Village is getting into the Christmas spirit, with our residents wrapping up presents, enjoying mince pies and mulled wine, and decorating their homes and communal areas.  Check out these superb images, captured by our resident photographer John Hughes. We erected a…

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Catching up with Village Manager, Patrick Johnson

28th November 2016

Patrick Johnson, our Village Manager (VM) has not long worked at Lime Tree Village but is already a well-established fixture around the community. We thought we’d ask him a few questions about how he is finding his new job in the village. What…

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Mayor opens £850,000 Cawston House extension

4th November 2016

Recently the Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Sally Bragg, officially opened our newly extended Cawston House as part of a special drinks party attended by residents and staff of Lime Tree Village. The historic Cawston House is the social hub of our community and…

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New departure for Lizzie

11th October 2016

Lizzie Holmes has been appointed Sales Consultant with responsibility for the new phase of private retirement properties, now underway at Lime Tree Village, at Dunchurch, near Rugby. This is a new departure for the Coventry-based woman, who has worked in the region’s volume…

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Development plans at Lime Tree Village

28th September 2016

Exciting news! We are submitting an application to alter existing planning permission granted at Lime Tree Village following a public planning consultation exhibition. Instead of building an approved care home and apartments, we want to build 25 brand new cottages. For more information…

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Thank you and farewell

20th September 2016

On Thursday, 1st September the residents of Lime Tree Village held a special coffee morning to give a vote of thanks to our senior nurse, Sian Liscombe, and to bid farewell to Malvenia Richmond, our village manager. Sian has been the senior nurse…

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Bea joins groundstaff at Dunchurch retirement village

10th August 2016

Lime Tree Village has a new grounds maintenance team with the latest arrival of Belinda Gilkes. She joins existing grounds assistant Chris Cheesman. Belinda – Bea to her friends – previously worked for an all female gardening business travelling all over Warwickshire, but…

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Birthday Celebrations

30th June 2016

Rarely do residents of Lime Tree Village pass up on an opportunity to party and enjoy themselves so Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday was an ideal excuse to celebrate in style. A whole week of festivities was planned. The marquees were put up in…

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Lime Tree Village celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday

21st April 2016

Residents across all of our villages are celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday today with a string of organised events up and down the country. At our picturesque Lime Tree Village in Warwickshire, these began bright and early, when the Rugby town crier dropped…

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A festive fancy dress coffee morning

7th January 2016

Thanks to some great photography by village resident, Keith Woolley, we have an excellent record of the Christmas coffee morning. This annual event is hosted by village staff and is combined with a festive fancy dress competition. As you can see from the…

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Festive celebrations at Lime Tree Village

22nd December 2015

On Friday, 4th Dec residents and guests of Lime Tree Village gathered for a festive event which was held in the Edwardian mansion, Cawston House. There was live music – with a festive theme – from the Fidelis String Quartet and mulled wine and…

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Fourth retirement property move for Joy at Lime Tree Village

15th December 2015

Lime Tree Village resident Joy Lennard is about to embark on a remarkable move – to her fourth retirement property in Rugby. The great grandmother and former local businesswoman is waiting for her new home, a two bedroom cottage in Lime Tree’s new…

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Christmas at Cawston House

9th December 2015

Christmas has most definitely arrived at Lime Tree Village. Please click through the selection of shots taken by our village manager Malvenia Richmond. They show Cawston House in all its festive splendour.  …

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The MacMillan Coffee Morning at Lime Tree Village

8th October 2015

Lime Tree Village took part in the country wide annual MacMillan Coffee Morning on Friday, 25th September. Kathleen Stubbs, as always the driving force behind the village’s special coffee morning, made sure that there were plenty of stalls for the residents’ attention. There…

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Summer Sports at Lime Tree Village

8th October 2015

Saturday, 19th September saw the culmination of the Lime Tree Summer Sports – the presentation dinner. Boules, putting, bowls and croquet are played in the village throughout the summer months, from Easter onwards. Although many people play with friends and family solely for…

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Rugby in Bloom results announced

30th September 2015

Lime Tree Village always looks a picture and everyone who visits from residents, guests, visiting staff or contractors, says how spectacular the grounds are. The residents and staff work very hard to maintain the very high standards we have here. Therefore, this year we thought…

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LTV craft group knitting blankets to local hospital

12th August 2015

For the past six months Liz Hunt, Twig Zeffert, Joy Marshall (pictured below) and Dot Curtis-Clarke of the Lime Tree Village craft group, have been knitting blankets to donate to the local charity, ‘The Friends of the Hospital of St. Cross’. Collectively, the…

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Jazz in the Grounds of Cawston House

30th July 2015

Saturday, 18th July was the date chosen for one of the highlights of summer at Lime Tree Village – the annual “Jazz in the Park” evening. The sun was shining bright as residents set up the tables and chairs, unpacked delicious picnics and…

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Mr and Mrs Sutherland’s big day at Lime Tree Village

30th July 2015

25th June 2015 marked a very special day for Lime Tree Village, as two fellow residents became husband and wife. Leslie and Shirley Sutherland had been living next door to each other at Lime Tree since March, 2009. Shirley was spending most of…

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Beautiful Roses at Lime Tree Village

9th July 2015

The roses at Lime Tree Village are some of the best blooms ever, according to maintenance supervisor Michael Bayliss and his grounds team. These rambling roses (pictured) are growing along arch frames which were found in the Lime Tree woodland and restored to…

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Lime Tree Village Summer Fete

6th July 2015

Saturday, 27th June dawned bright and clear, the marquees were up, bunting wafted gently in the breeze and Lime Tree Village grounds looked immaculate as always. It was the day of our Annual Fete and everything was ready for the festivities to begin….

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Seminar focuses on all things ‘retirement’

8th June 2015

Guest speakers from St James Place Wealth, the National Trust, Co-op Travel and the U3A were all invited to speak at the latest retirement seminar, staged at Lime Tree Village recently. Everything retirement from inheritance tax, investment, equity release and long-term care right…

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VE Day 70 years on

2nd June 2015

The evening started with a meal in our wonderful restaurant. One of our residents made a very short speech remembering our boys who did not return. This was followed by lots of waving of flags and singing ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. After…

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Residents preview plans for Lime Tree Village

26th March 2015

Residents at Lime Tree Village were invited to share their thoughts on plans to improve facilities in the main house and on The Polo Field at a special exhibition recently (March 23). Directors and senior managers from Retirement Villages were on hand to…

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Residents enjoy dinner and dancing

28th January 2015

The ‘January blues’ were nowhere in sight when over 50 residents gathered in the village restaurant for their annual glitzy dinner dance. Not only was the event the highlight of the social calendar but also an excellent opportunity for a sing, dance and…

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Lime Tree Village Sports 2014

8th October 2014

Throughout the summer Lime Tree residents have been taking advantage of the good weather to play the various outdoor games. Alongside the casual matches, competitions are organised throughout the season. These are played for fun and are an excellent way of meeting other…

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Lime Tree Celebrations

11th July 2014

This year our summer fete was extra special as it was not only our annual fete, it was also the tenth anniversary of the opening of Lime Tree Village. The first residents moved into Lime Tree in 2004. Then it was a building…

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St George’s Day

29th April 2014

Lime Tree Village residents celebrated St George’s Day in style in Cawston House. A buffet and drinks were provided by the Residents Committee, very many thanks to the willing band of helpers who made the day so enjoyable. Take a look at the…

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Ramp up the Red

28th February 2014

With February being National Heart Month, we decided to put together a ‘Rock up the Red’ day to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, as we did in 2013.   The staff plus a resident, headed by our manager Malvenia firstly did…

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Birthday celebrations for Molly

31st January 2014

Congratulations were in order on January 29th as Molly Harrison, Lime Tree’s oldest resident, invited friends and family to Cawston House to help her celebrate her 95th birthday. Molly was born in 1919, just after the end of World War One. Born in…

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