MARCH   2019


Easter Bunny

We will shortly be making our Easter bonnets that will be judged on Tuesday 23rd April when we will also draw our Easter raffle.


 Blacklands Academy

SchoolsRecently we spent a lovely afternoon with children from our local school. There were 32 in total with ages between 6-11 years that came with their teachers. The children made some beautiful valentines cards for our residents. It was a real privilege to have them visit us as they were all so well behaved. We hope to invite them back shortly.

projectWe will be soon be starting our new project relating to the local hospitals, old and new which we hope that you will get involved with. The Alexandra park project that you recently all shared your memories of will shortly be compiled into a book with some photographs to go with it.

Our Lottery Winners

LottoThe winners are :-

2nd February – Pam
9th February – Rollover
16th February – Rollover
23rd January – Rollover


Birthday Wishes

go to: Mrs. Jean Burberry, Mrs. Pauline Greig, Mrs. Phyllis Padgham, Mrs. Elizabeth Greig, Mrs. Doris Hunnisett, Mrs. Bessie Constaninou and Miss. Beryl Willson.

Visiting Animals

AnimalsOn Tuesday 16th March we are welcoming some small animals from Pickham farm pals. They will be bringing bunnies and guinea pigs but in the better weather we will arrange for them to bring their miniture donkey Florence.

Lunch Club

Lunch Club Due to recent spring like weather we were able to go out for our first lunch club which was at the Bo Peep. The meal was enjoyed by all and we hope to go out again on 11th March to the Old town for Fish and Chips.



remindersOur coffee afternoon will be held on Friday 15th March at 2pm. We will be selling drinks and cakes and will also hold a raffle. This will be in Mountside lounge and as always the proceeds will go towards our Resident’s fund. Please come and support us on this day.


bunch of flowersWe will soon be making some flower arrangements during the end of March to celebrate Mothering Sunday.


Christmas 2019

Xmas PresentsWe have already booked two of our main entertainers for Christmas (seems so early to talk about this again) but you have to be quick. Your favourites are booked once again.

Managers Moment

CQC SuccessWell, we have to start by shouting about our recent CQC inspection that was carried out in February. Both Keith and I said it long enough and finally we have an overall good rating. It does feel like a long battle but we won!!! Please read our report and if you have any comments then please come and share them with us. There will be a banner displaying our rating outside in the car park and we are appearing in the local Observer newspaper shortly. You will all know that this rating is not gained easily so we all need to feel proud of this achievement.
Then, if that wasn’t enough early March we had the Food Standard Agency knock on the door and we retained our 5 star rating once again for our kitchen. So if you see us all looking older, greyer and more tired you will all know why now.
This is a positive time and Directors, Managers and our Staff has all worked so hard as a team to get here. We also have to thank our resident’s and all of our visitors who said some very complementary things during the days of inspection. I am sure that you are as happy as we are about this outcome.
To our staff, a very big fat thank you