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Winners of the Best of British Floral design

9th August 2016

Winners of the Best of British Floral design

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 Nantwich really is The Best of British

19th August 2016

Richmond Nantwich really is The Best of British

 WELL - the results are in and we are...


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
agree - 

Richmond Village Nantwich really is "THE BEST OF BRITISH"!


Richmond Witney Age UK Pimms & Puds Quiz Night

23rd August 2016

Richmond Witney Age UK Pimms & Puds Quiz Night

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




It's a Dog's Day!

27th August 2016

It's a Dog's Day!

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 nicola.morgan-parker@richmond-villages.com) .  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.