Best of British Event - Richmond Bede Village are proud to announce that they are WINNERS of the Best Cake. Made by chef James, the cake was red, white and blue inside. Cleverly decorated by catering assistant Fran. Well done both. And a huge thank you to everyone who worked hard & supported the day.
Please join us on Saturday 6th August from 4.30pm for the Richmond Bede Village Cider Festival in the central garden.
4.30pm - Cider Tasting
5.30pm - Ploughman's Supper
6.00pm - The Nuneaton Ukulele Band
Cost is £7 per person & includes a Ploughmans Supper with some cider tasting. More cider available to purchase. Please book & pay with Reception by Thursday 4th August. Friends & family welcome.
For more information, please call us on 024 76645544.
Richmond Village Northampton is proud to announce that we have won the "Best Floral Display" in a inter-village competition.
One of the judges Susie Oakley, Operations Director said “she was impressed with the very clever interpretation of the poppies at the Tower of London". The display had been made by the residents and was very striking and very poignant when residents gathered for the last post and lowering of the flag in the grounds at the start of their Best of British day. Well done everyone.
Richmond Bede Village have extended their servcies and are now offering the following to the public...
- Freshly baked loaves every Wednesday
- A take-away service for Fish & Chips on a Friday
- And, freshly made breakfast rolls every morning
Hairdressing bookings also available in our Salon, open Mondays to Fridays. Please see the attached flyer or contact our Reception team on 024 76645544 for more information.
Hargreaves Canal Boat Day Out
On 16th August, villagers are invited out on a boat trip. Transport will be leaving here at 9.00am and meeting at the Bull Ring at 10am. You will then travel to the Greyhound Pub at Hawkesbury junction for a spot of lunch (booking is advised). You can either buy lunch at the pub in Coventry or request that a packed lunch be made from the Restaurant.
As the Canal Boat trip is organised by Hargreaves charitable trust, please could we ask that a
donation is made of £8.00 per person (to be paid at Reception upon booking). Please remember to make plans for any care requirements if applicable.
For more information, please call us on 024 76645544.
At Richmond Northampton residents always enjoy a good game of Croquet.
Now Summer is here we will be playing Croquet at least once a week on the Village Green throughout the summer until end of September.
If you would like to give it a go or would simply like to come along and watch please contact Chris on 01604 432635.
WELL - the results are in and we are...
JOINT WINNERS OF THE "BEST OF BRITISH" competition!
What an amazing achievement by everybody - staff and residents alike! From Gary Lawton, Maintenance and Linda Seeley, Activities efforts in making may poles, phone boxes, and hanging planes from trees to Debbie and her Hospitality team making delicious traditional British Fayre. Not to mention the Care Staff and Housekeepers who dressed up and sang - and who can forget the brave souls who went in the stocks to have soggy sponges thrown at them! Winston Churchill and the Queen - thank you for honouring us with your presence and Mary Poppins too!
This is what Susie Oakley,Operations Director and Judge had to say...
"The first overall winner is RICHMOND NANTWICH who not only had a very busy schedule of activities during the day but had managed to organise a vintage London Red Bus which the residents enjoyed looking at and sitting in. Most of the staff dressed up for the day and a number did a short rendition of war-time songs for the residents which were overseen by Winston Churchill himself! They had also built a phone box, Big Ben and the entrance to No. 10 Downing Street (together with a ‘To Let’ and ‘VACANCY -Apply Within’ sign!). The floral displays in the grounds were plentiful and very striking. The Best of British lunch was beautifully presented and very much in keeping with the theme. There were a number of activities to complement the theme with residents and staff getting involved."
We are immensely proud of winning (well done to Painswick as well!) and to all the other Richmond Villages who worked so hard.
If you didn't see our facebook posts whilst it was happening, then visit and like our page -
We hope that you will all
Richmond Village Nantwich really is "THE BEST OF BRITISH"!
Roll up Roll Up to come along and test your Pub Quiz knowledge at Richmond Witney Age Uk Pimms & Puds Quiz Night
To be held at The Lord Kitchener Community Pub, Curbridge Rd, Curbridge, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 7PD
On Tuesday 23rd August at 6:30pm.
The Quiz Master Extraordinaire will be 'Bernard de Petrucci' Landlord
At the same time you can enjoy a glass of Pimms with some lovely puddings to help us raise monies for Age Uk 'Love later life' working in partnership with Bupa.
We are looking for Quiz Teams of four and there will be a 'Entry Fee £4.00 per Team'
There will be prizes for the 'Winning' team and we will have a 'Prize Draw' in aid of Age Uk.
Please do come along with family and friends to have an evening of fun at the same time you will be supporting Age UK Registered Charity number:1128267
For further information please contact Wendy Middleton Richmond Witney Community Relations Manager Tel: 077 176 922 80
On Saturday 27th August, 11am – 3.30pm, we are holding a Dog themed Summer Fayre to celebrate National Dog's Day and we would love YOU and YOUR DOG to be involved!
The day is sure to be a fun filled event for all the family including lots of competitions for you and your dogs to enter along with lots of doggy related stalls to treat your pet.
From 12.30 – 2.30pm there will be the following competitions:
· Dog with the waggiest tail
· Owner that looks most like its dog
· Scruffiest Dog
· Cutest dog
· Golden Oldie Dog
· Best Paw Shaker
· Best Rescue Dog
· Best 6 legs (think about it!)
Entry is free but you must enter prior to the day by completing the PDF entry form linked to this article (completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org) . Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the event as well as pictures on the day; there will be an extra prize for the best picture either shared on Facebook or posted to Twitter during the day using #nantwichdogday
If you are interested in having a stall then please visit this page.
Are you a teacher and would like your pupils to take part in our art competition to "Draw your favourite dog" to win a family ticket to Chester Zoo? More information is available here
If you need any further information please call our Village Advisers Nic and Sian on 01270 629080.