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News Round Up August 20 to Jan 21

29/01/2021 General, Wadswick Green, Read Our Covid-19 Related News

Our last update was in July when we were able to socialise again, albeit from a safe distance.  Communal areas were once again open for residents and there was hope that normality was starting to return!

In July, activities resumed, facilities and events took place – all whilst maintaining social distancing.

Wadswick Green Residents playing Croquet  Wadswick Green Resident playing Boules

Read our full July Round up here

August 2020

French cheese & wine night in our much loved Greenhouse Coffee Shop and Restaurant for Residents - a glass of Chateauneuf-du-pape with a selection of cheeses were enjoyed by all who attended.

French Night at The Greenhouse Wadswick Green   French Night at The Greenhouse Wadswick Green

The first in our summer series of events took place ‘Residents Golf Tournament Day’ with the residents of Almond Close declared as the winners! Here's Patrick, as the victorious Captain, collecting the Wadswick Green Claret Jug from Rangeford CEO Howard Nankivell.

Golf Competition at Wadswick Green  Golf Day at Wadswick Green


We launched the first in our series of videos promoting the splendid Wadswick Green, these are being received fantastically by the public - thanks again to all those involved in their creation!

The Residents enjoyed a BBQ on the Greenhouse Terrace, despite the September chilly weather!

The Greenhouse at Wadswick Green Terrace

The September Croquet Competition took place with many of the residents taking part:

Wadswick Green playing Croquet  Wadswick Green playing Croquet  Wadswick Green playing Croquet

And finally for September, our new Siddington Park Retirement Village Marketing Suite opened to welcome visitors - Read More....

Rangeford Villages Siddington Opening Ceremony  Rose Siddington Park Sales Manager


We were able to hold the end of summer BBQ with over 70 residents joining in throughout the evening - in groups of no more than 6 of course - and thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Summer BBQ at Wadswick Green  Summer BBQ at Wadswick Green

Many Residents and even those of the canine kind took part in a sponsored walk for a local Corsham good cause, Dorothy House Hospice, raising money specifically for supporting end of life care.  Well done everyone who took part and thank you to those who donated, raising over £1,300!

 Sponsored Walk at Wadswick Green  Sponsored Walk at Wadswick Green

After the success of French Night earlier in the summer, the Greenhouse went on to host ‘Champagne and Oysters’ a lovely treat for all involved.

Champayne and Oysters at The Greenhouse at Wadswick Green  Champayne and Oysters at The Greenhouse at Wadswick Green  Champayne and Oysters at The Greenhouse at Wadswick Green


And just as we hoped we would have some normality in our lives in the run up to Christmas Lockdown 2.0 was announced…. We had to adjust many of our plans!

We held an Autumn Photography Competition for Wadswick Green Residents, with the top three entries gaining a place in the official 2021 Wadswick Green Calendar.

Wadswick Green Phootgraphy Competition   Wadswick Green Photography Competition

                                    Wadswick Green Photography Competition

In the spirit of BBC Children in Need a Rangeford Village resident living at Mickle Hill, Bill Rex, organised a wonderful sponsored walk raising £680 for the fantastic cause! Read more here

Bill Rex - Mickle Hill Resident

Finally, to make lockdown a little brighter, we held the first of our Christmas Festivities - a Caribbean Christmas Fair. Residents enjoyed fresh haddock and vegetable fricassee and jerk chicken with pilaf rice, as well as Jamaican lager and ginger beer, all whilst browsing a hamper stall with local and natural organic products!

Caribbean Event at Wadswick Green  Carribbean Event at Wadswick Green


Lockdown restrictions were eased to tier2, so we celebrated this with a saxophonist to serenade the Residents from the apartment courtyards!

Saxophone Concert at Wadswick Green  Saxophone Concert at Wadswick Green

The Christmas spirit was spread to all at Wadswick Green with the Christmas lights switch on whilst enjoying some delicious mulled wine and sausage rolls!

Christmas Lights at Wadswick Green  Christmas Lights at Wadswick Green

Santa and his Elves [Ted, Caroline and Beckie from the village team] visited the residents, bring lots of smiles across the village!

Christmas Elves at Wadswick Green  Christmas Elves at Wadswick Green

Residents cemented their Christmas spirit by throwing themselves into a ‘Balcony Christmas Decoration’ Competition, here are just some of the amazing efforts that lit up and cheered up the village:

  Christmas Balconys at Wadswick Green  Christmas Balconys at Wadswick Green 

               Christmas Balconys at Wadswick Green

Wadswick Green residents in the over 90s category received the village's first Covid Vaccinations – finally a light at the end of tunnel.  The Village transport was used by many to make the trip to and from the GP surgeries.

Residents using Wadswick Green Transport


January arrived with a bang and Lockdown 3.0 began…. With tougher restrictions in place again and poor weather conditions things have been a little quiet at Wadswick Green. The village team have been keeping in touch with all of our residents, offering support when and wherever needed.  Well done team, our residents really appreciate your cheery smiles.

The vaccine roll out continued across the village with the Care Team and a number of village team, as well as many more residents, receiving their first set of vaccinations:

Rangeford Care Employee Vaccine

Finally, after snowflakes fell like a blanket across Wadswick Green, residents made the most of it, whilst the village team kept the roads and pathways clear.

Snow at Wadswick Green  Snow at Wadswick Green

A change to the current routine, and to make the long and dark days a little brighter for our residents, plans are afoot in February for a Mexican Winter Shack takeaway, much like our Caribbean hut back in November, – tasty food and drink! Watch this space for more updates over Lockdown 3.0 and beyond.

We hope you stay safe and well.


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