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Congratulations Team Richmond Wellnesspa

1st May 2014

Congratulations Team Richmond Wellnesspa

A Big thankyou to all competitors who took part in Wantage Race for Life from Ray Collins event
organiser, together we all have stood up to cancer and raised over £5k still counting. Richmond Wellnesspa have on view the “Events” photo’s of all Richmond’s competitors, the display is in the Wellnesspa.We also made it onto page 3 of the Wantage Herald and various facebook pages; our oldest competitor was aged 88years.

We held Wantage Stand Up To Cancer event for those residents who wanted to take part in the 10K bike race on Tuesday 29th April at 2.00pm held in gym as well.

There are “Race for Life” forms in the Wellnesspa for anyone who wishes to take part in the next 5K race / run.


Richmond Painswick Spring Fair

3rd May 2014

Richmond Painswick Spring Fair

Painswicks Spring Fair

3pm - 5pm throughout the Reception area, Cafe and Auditorium

Come along and enjoy the many stalls we have to offer including Fashion Accessories, Clothes, Jewelery, Cakes, Sweets, Cards, Home Made Preserves and much more



Richmond Letcombe Regis Village “Stepping back in Time”

3rd May 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Village, hosted a Bygone Era Event on Saturday 3rd May, forty residents from Richmond and Letcombe Regis village heard tales of the watercress beds associated to Letcombe Bassett story teller was John Peskett who has lived in Letcombe Regis village for over 30 year. He took us all back in time to the traditional cries of the
famous "Bassett Cress" in the Old Covent Garden Market, and he beautifully narrate the tales of Thomas Hardy who called this village Cresscombe and read abstracts from the book “Jude
the Obscure” in relation to Arabella’s cottage.

The afternoon was followed by a walking tour of Letcombe Regis village and our tour guide was Vic Priest, another local resident of Letcombe Regis. He narrated historical village tales and illustrated with showing us seventeen points of interest, which included the Greyhound Inn. It is thought from its steps, the Riot Act was read in the late 1900s, apparently for the last time in England.  Letcombe Regis village had more pubs and we went for a short stroll to discover “The Sparrow” once a public house and is now a private house and we discovered a lot more about the village history which whet the appetite of the fifteen residents to find out more historical tales at their own leisure.

We return to Richmond Village for a final talk on “Grove Airfield from 1940 to the
present day and the story teller was Vic Priest. The story was told through illustration
of historical photography’s, maps and military points of reference.

The closing moments were testimonies from residents; “Excellent talk about Letcombe Bassett
and watercress, full of points of interest and a very well planned event”

 “Thank you – very interesting and would always like to hear more”

“Loved the walk did not know Letcombe Regis Village was so interesting from an historical point of view”  

“What ashamed we cannot preserve Grove Airfield and well presented talk"

The event was closed by Wendy Middleton  Richmond’s Community Relations Manager by expressing  gratitude "vote of thanks" to the guest speakers, volunteers and hospitality staff who played a vital role in the success of this event.



“Bygone Era Event”

4th May 2014

This event will be delivered by Vic Priest local resident of Letcombe Regis, who has live in the village for over 30 years. There will a talk about Letcombe Bassett's Watercress beds delivered by another local resident John Peskett. After lunch Vic Priest will be taking residents of Richmond Village on tour of the village to see historical points of interest which took place in the village. Then everyone comes back to Richmond Village for the final talk on Grove Airfield which had a strong link with the Village of Letcombe Regis.

Please book early limited places at Village Reception,looking forward to seeing you at this Bygone Era Event on 3rd May starting at 10.30am


Tea Dances at Richmond Northampton

7th May 2014

Tea Dances at Richmond Northampton

At Northampton we hold a Tea Dance every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Professional Dance Tutors John and Sharon Brookes are available to teach and dance with anyone without a partner. The activity is well attended but we need more male dance partners for our ladies.

Tea & Coffee is available at 3:30pm and costs just £2 per person to attend.

For more information call Christopher Rayatt on 01604 432635

So if your free please come along!

Art Sessions at Richmond Northampton

13th May 2014

Art Sessions at Richmond Northampton

Richmond Northampton hold a weekly Art session and once a month we have a local Tutor visit.  The sessions are held weekly on Tuesday afternoons at 2.00pm in the Craft Room.

Residents are welcome to try their hand at all types of art from water colours to oils. Refreshments are provided

If you would like to attend or if you would like to visit our village please call 01604 432602 and speak to Claire or Val our Village Advisers.

Richmond Witney Sales Launch date announced

16th May 2014

Richmond Witney Sales Launch date announced
  • Open Weekend:  Saturday 17 May (10am-4pm) & Sunday 18 May (10am-2pm)
  •  Venue: The Four Pillars Hotel, Ducklington Lane, Witney, OX28 4EX

Having recently announced details for its new retirement village at Witney, Richmond Villages is inviting everyone interested in learning about its new development to a sales and information open weekend.

To be held on Saturday 17 May (10am-4pm) & Sunday 18 May (10am-2pm) at The Four Pillars Hotel, Ducklington Lane, Witney, the event is designed to provide information to those who might be considering moving to a retirement village, as well as anyone living nearby. 

“We want to give people a real flavour for what living at a Richmond village is like, and ensure they get all the information they need across all aspects of Richmond retirement living,” says Paddy Brice, managing director.  “So rather than meeting just the sales team there will be themed areas where they can hear about all aspects of village life.” 

These will include: 

  • Activities and recreation, manned by activity co-ordinators from existing Richmond villages. 
  • Wellness spa - information on what the spa will provide, examples of activities, treatments and details about the hair salon.
  • Hospitality - a member of the Richmond hospitality team will have sample restaurant menus and details about typical events, functions and private parties. 
  • Care & support - members of the care team will explain the care and support that will be available 24-hours a day from Richmond’s own dedicated carers. 
  • Richmond Retreats - information on holidays with care. 
  • Seminars about Richmond Villages to explain the buying process and typical costs involved. 
  • Accommodation available to purchase, with village advisers to explain the options and property prices, all with the aid of computer generated images (CGIs), an animated ‘fly-through’ of the village, floor plans and pricing.  Off-plan reservations can be made on the day. 
  • Meet the residents - people living at current Richmond Villages will be there to give their  perspective on village life.

The new 30million retirement village at Witney will be located at Coral Springs on the junction of Curbridge Road and Thorney Leys, and comprises a care home providing 24-hour nursing and dementia care, village apartments for independent living and village suites for assisted living.  It will also provide a wellness spa with swimming pool and gym, hair and beauty salon, a library, IT room, café, bar and restaurant, landscaped gardens, a nature reserve and bowling green.  Activities and events and a village transport service will also be provided. 

Richmond Witney will be the company’s sixth retirement village, and once completed will
provide 126 homes for those over 55, and 60 care home beds providing 24-hour care. 

Village suites will start at £225,000 and village apartments from £285,000. 

For further information about Richmond Witney, please telephone 01993 768557.