Christmas at Blagdon Village

9th January 2020

December 2019 proved to be one of the best Festive Seasons we have enjoyed at Bladon Village with four well attended events.  We had an afternoon of carols, our usual Christmas party, Christmas Day lunch and finally a New Year’s Eve party. A…

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Avonpark’s Christmas Party

3rd January 2020

The residents at Avonpark Village thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas Party with extended family! Joined by Mrs Alabaster’s family and grandchildren, who brought along some of their friends to sing Christmas carols and give Christmas readings, everyone felt very festive. A delicious buffet and…

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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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Thamesfield Village hosts a Living Advent Calendar ‘surprise’

20th December 2019

Residents at Thamesfield retirement village in Henley-on-Thames became a real part of Christmas this December when they joined the town’s living advent calendar. Hiding the ‘surprise’ behind door number 18, the village staff and event sponsors, worked hard to organise the entertainment, whilst…

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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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Mayford Grange enjoy a sumptuous Christmas Supper

13th December 2019

Festivities at Mayford Grange are well underway with residents enjoying a scrumptious five course Christmas supper this week! Guests were welcomed into the lounge with Prosecco and assorted canapés. The mouth-watering menu consisted of a choice of starters; Roasted celeriac soup with roasted…

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Residents at Thamesfield Village are already in the festive swing!

12th December 2019

On Sunday 8th December residents and their families enjoyed the village’s annual and greatly anticipated, Christmas Party. On arrival everyone was greeted by staff and were given a glass of bubbles before making their way into the beautifully decorated Dining Room and Lounge….

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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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Village manager appointed at Debden Grange

2nd December 2019

Retirement Villages are pleased to welcome Fritha Jaine as the new village manager at Debden Grange. With a background in hospitality and the management of student accommodation at a variety of universities, Fritha is passionate about providing the best possible customer service. We…

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Village calendar will boost charity coffers

27th November 2019

Residents at Elmbridge Village have used their stunning village backdrop as the subject matter for their 2020 charity calendar. The calendar has pages from January to December dedicated to everything from the famous allotment robin, to a boules match, there’s even a sunset…

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Retirement Villages sponsor Cranleigh Christmas Lights Event

21st November 2019

Last Saturday many local families celebrated the annual Cranleigh Christmas Lights switch-on event in Cranleigh village. Mayor of Waverley Cllr Mary Foryszewski joined Father Christmas on stage to switch on the lights, to the delight of the gathered crowds. The centre piece of…

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October at Blagdon Village

21st November 2019

Our routine activities were in full swing again! We were entertained with a talk, we had a Saturday evening singalong, there was another of the now regular ‘Musical Memories’ afternoons, and there was a major change to the provision of food at the…

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Poppy of Honour Memorial Visits Avonpark

15th November 2019

This year the residents at Avonpark in Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire welcomed the impressive Poppy of Honour to the village, providing residents and their families with the chance to remember those who fought in the First World War. This beautiful and fitting tribute was…

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Poppy of Honour Memorial Visits Gittisham Hill Park

12th November 2019

This Remembrance Day the residents at Gittisham Hill Park in Honiton received a visit from a very special ‘guest’. The Poppy of Honour arrived at the village on Monday 11th November providing residents and their families with the chance to remember those who…

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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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Annual Art Exhibition at Cedars Village, Chorleywood

4th November 2019

Cedars Village recently held their Annual Art Exhibition in the beautiful Ballroom. Work was displayed by the residents who take part in the Art Group on Monday mornings. They not only exhibit their stunning artwork but also cards and framed pictures. It’s a…

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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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A little black magic at Avonpark!

1st November 2019

They say Halloween can be a bit scary but for a little black cat in Wiltshire, it was a very lucky day! Residents at Avonpark Village have been looking after a stray black cat, who they named George, for the last few years….

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A Ghostly Gathering at Roseland Parc in Cornwall

1st November 2019

Residents at Roseland Parc in Tregony enjoyed a special supper yesterday evening to mark Halloween 2019. The restaurant team decorated the tables and bar area where the residents enjoyed a delicious supper of Escalope of Pork followed by some ghostly shortbread. Twenty-two residents…

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Back to school for Elmbridge retirement village

18th October 2019

Inspired by Channel 4s ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’, Longacre School in Shamley Green has struck up a similar partnership with some of its own ‘senior’ neighbours. Elmbridge Village now hosts a weekly lesson for pre-prep students in its main clubhouse….

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Making good progress at Gradwell Park, South Chailey

11th October 2019

Our latest development Gradwell Park in South Chailey, East Sussex is really beginning to take shape. The first cottages have roofs and the apartment buildings along with the clubhouse are all well underway. This exciting development is due to be officially launched in…

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A Summer Round Up at Blagdon Village

11th October 2019

A summer round up at Blagdon Village Since the end of May we have had four talks and three more afternoons of Musical Memories.  We also had our Summer Party, a Diamond Wedding celebration, the Last Night of the Proms and the Decade…

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Mayford Grange celebrates milestone anniversary

4th October 2019

Mayford Grange celebrated a milestone anniversary this September – the village is now 10 years old! Residents and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and special celebration cake, laid on by the fantastic village chef. For all the details about this enjoyable day you…

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September news from Elmbridge Village in Cranleigh, Surrey

27th September 2019

Residents ‘jazz it up’ in September Elmbridge resident Bob Horn, who has been at the village just over 3 years, regularly presents a music night at his local U3A club to the delight of his club friends. So, when a fellow Elmbridge resident…

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Elmbridge Village Sponsors Local Seniors Golf Tournament

22nd September 2019

Getting into the Swing of it! This September Elmbridge Village, was proud to sponsor an exciting tournament at Bramley Golf Club, which is located next door to the village. Up for grabs were vouchers to spend on golf equipment at the on-site Pro…

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Cedars Resident celebrates 100th birthday!

20th September 2019

It’s not everyday you get a birthday card from the Queen – only when you reach 100 years! Delighted recipient, Blanche Redwood, celebrated her 100th birthday at Cedars Village in Chorelywood,joined by family and fellow residents.   There was a beautiful birthday cake, balloons and lots of cards from…

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Avonpark is an age exclusive retirement for over 55s

10th September 2019

22 Deanery Walk, Avonpark Set in 15 acres of landscaped grounds overlooking the Avon Valley and just six miles from popular spa town of Bath, is this brand-new two bedroomed apartment with superb valley views. Avonpark has a wide range of retirement property…

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A weekend in the life of a Cedars’ Village resident

2nd September 2019

If you thought that a retirement village wasn’t a place where you could soak up an active social life, then your opinion is about to completely change. Here’s what happened at Cedars Village during the August bank holiday… Croquet competition and the champions…

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We meet Moat Park’s newly appointed gardener!

28th August 2019

From a student job in a garden centre to a full-time post at luxury retirement village, Moat Park, – meet 25-year-old Tom Hagger!   As well as tending to the grounds at the village, Tom has also set up a Garden Club for residents!  …

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Summer fun at Cedars Retirement Village!

16th August 2019

The community atmosphere coupled with a vibrant social calendar, makes Cedars Village an enviable place to be in the summer. Garden Party Cedars staff and residents recently enjoyed a summer garden party. Attendees enjoyed a glorious spread of food and drinks in between…

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Moat Park a vibrant retirement village

24th June 2019

New Build, 7 Meadow View, Moat Park – £475,000 Downsizing doesn’t have to mean compromising the quality of lifestyle. The new cottages at Meadow View are finished to a high specification with stylish fittings for modern living, that complements the spacious rooms. This…

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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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Easter events and a visit from some furry friends at Thamesfield!

17th May 2019

It’s been another exciting month at Thamesfield with some very interesting visitors bringing villagers away from their retirement properties! Easter events Retirees made good use of the glorious Easter weather this year with an afternoon tea by the river alongside new garden furniture!…

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Elmbridge Village – a retirement village transformed

16th May 2019

Introducing New Build Apartment, 8 Arun House at Elmbridge Village Welcome to Elmbridge Village; this village enjoys a stunning green location nestled between the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty and the South Downs National Park. A stunning multi-million pound central clubhouse and…

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Nine historical facts you didn’t know about The Priory

1st May 2019

The Priory is now an adored retirement village in the beautiful South Devon village of Abbotskerswell. But having been built over two centuries ago, there’s so much history to uncover. And that’s exactly what the Residents’ Association and historian Peter Wade have done!…

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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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Pancakes, themed dinners and a spot of French at Avonpark!

18th March 2019

No month is the same as the next for retirees at Avonpark, in Wiltshire and this time around residents have been enjoying a flurry of themed dinners and have even been learning a new language! French Group Another addition to the existing thriving…

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Musical, culinary and visionary delights at Blagdon Village!

19th February 2019

Arts and Crafts Exhibition Residents at Blagdon have been getting arty! Keen enthusiasts had the opportunity to cast their eyes on an excellent arts and crafts exhibition.   This all began after a trio of residents decided to form a Photography Group. They introduced it to the village with an exhibition of…

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Retirement Villages is coming to Cambridge!

19th February 2019

If you or a loved one has been searching for the perfect retirement property or you just want to find out more about retirement village life – then say hello to us on Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd March from 9am – 6pm. We…

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Celebrations and fundraising at Thamesfield!

11th February 2019

Burns Night Across our villages, many of them got into the Scottish spirit celebrating Burns night and Thamesfield wasn’t an exception!  The villagers celebrated with a themed dinner, led by chairman Mr Gammie, who has Scottish ancestors. Mr Gammie welcomed everyone before reciting the Selkirk Grace.   And of course, the…

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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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Luxury living and employment opportunities at Debden Grange

31st January 2019

With work on our multi-million pound retirement village underway in Newport, we are holding a public open day offering an insight into the luxury living options available, as well as local employment opportunities. Debden Grange is our latest retirement village with the first…

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Elmbridge Village raises over £1,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

16th January 2019

  Proactive as ever, retirees from Elmbridge Village, in Surrey, have joined forces with children from local schools to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust, in a project led by village resident Derrick Myers.   The students often visit the villagers during the summer holidays…

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Primary School Children sing for Avonpark residents

16th January 2019

Residents at Avonpark got their festive-fix from some special visitors. The children at Freshford Primary School came along to the Clubhouse Lounge in Alexander Hall to put on a magnificent musical display of Christmas carols.  Both residents and staff had a fantastic morning and the children loved…

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Christmas Supper Club at Avonpark in Wiltshire

16th January 2019

The supper club at Avonpark, in Wiltshire, is an excellent addition to one of many items you can add to your social calendar.   In the name of the festive season, the latest addition of the supper club featured winter-warming Christmas-themed food.   The candles were…

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Christmas festivities at Elmbridge Village, in Cranleigh

16th January 2019

Residents at Elmbridge Village have been getting very festive at the retirement village by enjoying a range of events.  The residents had a treat for their ears listening to Elmbridge Choir’s Christmas Concert which was followed by the exciting lighting-up of their Christmas…

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Christmas fundraising at Thamesfield, in Henley-on-Thames

16th January 2019

Residents and their guests from Thamesfield retirement village enjoyed a Christmas party, one of many events held at the Oxfordshire village. The party was complete with a delicious buffet lunch but the staff, residents and their guests made use of the occasion by…

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December at Blagdon Village

10th January 2019

December was all about the festive season for retirees at Blagdon village. The month consisted of a range of activities including carols, a Christmas Party, Christmas Day lunch, and a New Year’s Eve event. Online Services Talk The Practice Manager of the local…

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Meet Jane Ward, the new Village Manager at The Priory

27th December 2018

The Priory’s new Village Manager, Jane Ward, has over four decades of experience in the retirement industry and loves what her new job role can bring to both herself and the village residents.  We had a chat with Jane to find why she chose to work…

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Cedars Village sings for Christmas

19th December 2018

Christmas spirit has not fallen short at Cedars Village and it continued to rise at their Christmas Concert on 14th December.  The Hertfordshire retirement village hosted a full event that not only consisted of songs but also jokes and acting out Christmas plays.  It…

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Merry Christmas to Colchester Hospital from Moat Park!

19th December 2018

It’s not easy being a patient or visiting a loved in hospital over the festive period but Retirement Villages is helping to spread Christmas cheer.   After hearing that the Time Garden at Colchester Hospital was without a Christmas tree, the team at Moat Park, in Great Easton, thought this was…

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The busiest month ever at Blagdon Village this November!

12th December 2018

November was the busiest month we’ve ever had at Blagdon Village.  We had a talk, Musical Memories, the Armistice Day ceremonial flag lowering, a piano recital, a Residents Meeting, a coach outing, Christmas pudding stirring, a Jewellery Show and the Boules group lunch. …

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Avonpark’s allotment produce is sky high

5th December 2018

Villagers at Avonpark are keeping active by growing a large assortment of produce in their very own allotments.   Avonpark resident, Hugh Campbell, gave us an impressive list of what villagers have been growing in their allotments.   Starting with the vegetables, residents have been producing: spinach, carrots, parsnips, courgettes, marrow, rocket, lettuce, French beans, potatoes, chard, sprouts, leaks and radishes.  But it…

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Moat Park opens their show home for extended viewing

4th December 2018

Moat Park’s latest show home, in Essex, will now be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am – 5pm starting 3rd January 2019. There’s no need to make an appointment, just pop in and discover more about the wonderful lifestyle on offer!…

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The RYKKIO school choir visits Elmbridge villagers

4th December 2018

The RYKKIO school choir treated residents to an array of Christmas songs with a difference. Taking place in the main hall, the children not only sang Christmas carols in English but in Japanese too! The annual event was very well attended, and everyone…

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Debden Grange, in Newport is taking shape!

4th December 2018

After breaking ground in September, Debden Grange Retirement Village in Newport, Essex, is beginning to take shape.  The building work is divided into two phases: by next Spring seven two-bedroom cottages will be completed and are already available for sale off plan and the entire village is due for completion in 2020.  The first phase is moving along…

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Bonfire Night at Moat Park

4th December 2018

The villagers in Essex enjoyed a fantastic bonfire night complete with an amazing selection of fireworks in the grounds of luxury retirement village, Moat Park. To start the evening, attendees enjoyed a starter of leek and potato soup, followed by a main meal…

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Roseland residents enjoy festive flower arranging

28th November 2018

Villagers at Roseland Parc enjoyed a visit from Ian Facey-Macleod; who conducted a flower arranging demonstration on Friday 23rd November, using festive flowers and colours from his own garden.  Residents at the Cornish retirement village were given a raffle ticket for the chance to win one…

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Roseland Parc retirement village gets its dancing shoes on

28th November 2018

The residents at Roseland Parc, in Cornwall had a theatrical visit from dance group The Cornish Dancers who were accompanied by the Aggie Folk Group, on Tuesday 13th November.   It was a great afternoon for everyone that attended, who enjoyed an excellent display of talent from their…

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Thanksgiving at Thamesfield, in Oxfordshire

23rd November 2018

Delicious culinary delights are never in short supply at Thamesfield and Thanksgiving was no exception. 16 residents came together to celebrate and enjoy another scrumptious meal cooked by the village’s in-house chef and team of catering staff. Held in the elegant dining room,…

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A small retirement village with a big heart

23rd November 2018

Operation Christmas Child, ran by the Samaritan’s Purse, is a global campaign aiming to give less fortunate children a shoebox full of gifts at Christmas. After hearing about the powerful impact a small shoebox can have on a child’s Christmas, the residents at…

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Elmbridge Retirement Village raises over £500 for charity

21st November 2018

The annual Christmas Fair at the Elmbridge Retirement Village raised an amazing £556 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Residents brought their friends and family along to enjoy the day where excellent prizes were won including a case of 12 bottles of wine. Among the…

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Avonpark resident Joanne Henderson celebrates her 100th birthday

21st November 2018

Miss Joanne Henderson celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday 12th November with family and friends at Avonpark Village. Miss Henderson moved to our village near Bath about six years ago as an independent resident and is also known as the scrabble queen of Avonpark….

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A busy start to November at The Priory in Abbotskerswell

15th November 2018

November has got off to a busy start for the residents at The Priory. Residents, friends and family enjoyed a birthday party on the 4th November to celebrate the 80th birthday of Pennie Stinton! Refreshments were served along with a lovely cake and…

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Retirement Villages welcomes Lisa Jones to the Debden Grange team

15th November 2018

Lisa Jones joins the Retirement Villages sales team working alongside Regional Sales Manager Chris Buck at Debden Grange, the company’s new development in Newport, Essex – where the sales and marketing suite has just opened its doors. Lisa is looking forward to welcoming…

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