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Mrs Terry

Siddington Park fulfills all my requirements

"After two years of living on my own in a four bedroom house I decided it was time to move to  a retirement apartment. I did not want just an apartment  but more of a community. Siddington Park fulfills all my requirements. These include a pool, a Restaurant, a Cinema and a Gym as well as the opportunity to join in various events. I have opted for a two bedroom apartment. The apartment is spacious and the kitchen fittings are to a very good standard. The bathroom has a walk in shower. I intend to use the smaller bedroom as a study as I am studying with the Open University.

It will be wonderful to be able to be on my own when I want to be, but if I need a break I will be able to visit the pool or have a coffee in the restaurant and meet other residents or walk in the garden which I will not have to weed. Sandra, the Marketing  Representative was very helpful. She emailed the information about the apartments to my children who do not live near me. They were impressed with the floor plans and facilities and agree I am doing the right thing. I felt so excited when I first visited the Marketing Suite and I still am. I know I am making the correct choice by moving into Siddington Park."

September 2021

Mrs Terry - Reservist at Siddington Park

Siddington Park

Kitchen

We are thoroughly impressed with Siddington Park

The show apartments are well dressed and bring the pictures alive. Floor plans alone do not go anywhere near to seeing the ‘real thing’.

The apartments feel spacious and we love the bay windows and the bathroom designs make them feel spacious too. Sandra explained the ‘tech’ aspects well.

Altogether thoroughly impressed and can’t wait for September 2022! 

July 2021

Mr & Mrs Steer - Reservists at Siddington Park

Siddington Park

Bill Rex in workshop

The workshop is a great addition to the excellent amenities we already have at Mickle Hill

"The workshop is a great addition to the excellent amenities we already have at Mickle Hill. It was erected in 2019, and since then we have insulated it, lined out the inside, and painted it out. We have fitted it out with a purpose-made long joiners bench, a large table top for various activities, and a smaller bench so wheelchair users can be included as well. Two wood carving kits have been donated so we have lots of tools and equipment.

About 3 or 4 residents frequently use the workshop but all are welcome to use the tools and power tools, under supervision. On leaving school I had an apprenticeship in carpenter and joinery followed by a career in, or attached to, the Building Industry, so I enjoy sharing my skills and experience with others. We have a number of lady residents who are keen to make something in wood, not having had the opportunity before, and the making of bird boxes has been suggested."

May 2021

Bill Rex

Mickle Hill

Musical memories

I founded Wadswick Green's Musical Memories Group

"I founded the Musical Memories group about four years ago now. I’d been at Wadswick Green for a few months, and I thought I would set a group up and see what the interest would be. Music is really connected to people’s memories, and I find for over 60s it’s particularly true with music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I noticed how easily people remembered music and lyrics, so I thought that maybe playing music and discussing it could be a good idea.

We’ve had the Musical Memories group going for some time now, so we know each other quite well, it’s really good. When we first came to Wadswick Green we didn’t know anybody, so it’s a great way to meet people. You get to learn about people’s backgrounds, because they reminisce about their life, what they were doing when a certain song was playing on the radio... It’s a lot better than just talking about the weather!"

April 2021

Moyra Evans

Wadswick Green

Mr M and mother-in-law

An enjoyable moving experience at Mickle Hill

"We first made contact with the Yvette Jones [Mickle Hill sales advisor] last September when we visited Mickle Hill to report back to my mother-in-law who lived in Somerset at the time. Yvette has been magnificent throughout our engagement leading to the decision to purchase the Apartment in January and through to completion and moving in last week.

Yvette has a great attitude and a warm personality and was very supportive throughout our evaluation and decision-making process. Enquires were always answered promptly and nothing was too much trouble. As an example, she even broke her Christmas leave period to allow my mother-in-law to visit Mickle Hill whilst visiting relatives in the north. It is not an exaggeration to say that Yvette actually made the entire purchase process enjoyable!"

April 2021

Mr M

Mickle Hill

Facilities

I'm looking forward to the re-opening of facilities and seeing my family

"I’m looking forward to the re-opening of the facilities especially the swimming pool and the new putting green, as well as enjoying time with my grandchildren. My daughter’s family is coming to stay next month from Berkshire, and they will have the pleasure of staying in the Wadswick Green guest suite. Similarly, my son and his family are coming to stay in the summer, which happens to coincide with several birthdays. Although I have been able to keep in regular touch with my grandchildren over zoom and facetime, I now haven’t seen them for 16 months. It will be wonderful to catch up with them in person"

April 2021

Hilary Flack

Wadswick Green

Qigong

Qigong provides me with a good opportunity to meet other residents

"Qigong provides me with a good opportunity to meet other residents and get to know them, it's very sociable. There are about 15-20 people in each class and although we all take it seriously, we do have fun and laughter. It has become an important part of my life as it helps to keep me mentally and physically fit and had I not moved here I would never have taken it up.

Our coach Nina holds classes twice a week - one standing class and another sitting down version for less mobile residents. I attend both and have found that they help with my balance, mobility and flexibility. Nina was amazed to hear that I was 91 at that time and was still able to get so involved with the classes."

April 2021

 

Ted Bayley

Wadswick Green

Holiday

We can still enjoy extended vacations living at Wadswick Green

"After 46 years of home ownership, we moved from Hertsmere in Hertfordshire to Wadswick Green. Having a fully serviced apartment will enable us to continue to enjoy extended vacations and to pursue new interests without the usual ongoing home ownership responsibilities (cutting grass, weeding, window cleaning and cutting the hedge). It is ideally situated with easy access to London, our friends and Heathrow Airport by either car, train or coach."

April 2021

Anthony and Jill Newman

Wadswick Green

Siddington Park Restaurant CGI

Siddington Park provides everything that I am looking for

"I looked at two other developments, not in Cirencester, but realised they weren’t what I wanted, and did not have the flexibility in the use of facilities. Fortunately, I came across Siddington Park while looking online. Siddington Park provides everything that I am looking for: the ability to have help if and when I need it, the community aspect and The Pavilion’s Bistro if I don’t feel like cooking. 

Once I move into my new apartment, I will not have any worries about maintenance or gardening. All these tasks are taken care of. I am looking forward to taking part in the wide range of social groups and activities that will be available to residents, particularly crafts. I would like to get involved with small wood carving group, if possible, at Siddington Park."

April 2021

Mr C

Siddington Park

Pavilion external

Mickle Hill matched my criteria

“I first came to visit Mickle Hill in February 2020, before lockdown started, and I stayed overnight in the guest suite. It was good to see what village life was like before the pandemic. Fortunately, I was able to make the move before the restrictions were imposed. My move went well, although there was much decluttering to do as I was in my previous home for over 25 years.

My main reason for moving was to downsize following complete retirement. I had a fairly big garden in my previous home, so it’s good not to have the hassle of maintaining it anymore. I was looking for a retirement village with facilities such as a gym and a restaurant and I looked online for possible options across the country and found Mickle Hill, which matched my criteria."

March 2021

Hugh Dove

Mickle Hill

David Robinson

I’m looking forward to enjoying the amenities at Mickle Hill

“I’m looking forward to enjoying the amenities at Mickle Hill, such as going to the bar, using the gym, and getting to meet new people. I love that there is a bistro as well - it’s great because it means I won’t always have to cook!

I saw that there is a walking club, so I think I might join that. I’m a massive computer geek, they’re my life really, so maybe something around that too.

I’m a frequent traveller, so the lock up and leave aspect is really good for me. I’m usually away for most of the winter, I go to Scotland every year, and I’m keen to go to New Zealand. I was even meant to be in the West Indies right now! It’s reassuring to know that Mickle Hill is a secure, gated community. I know that everything will be well looked after when I’m away, so I’ll be able to leave confidently."

March 2021

David Robinson

Mickle Hill

Life On The Green

Life On The Green

“For our new edition we wanted to pick out all the positive things that happened at Wadswick Green in the last year. We have so many residents who learned new skills and projects during the lockdowns, from a lady who’s ambition was to get fit enough to run until the end of the drive, to our musical memory group which got familiar with Zoom and moved their meetings online.

“We’ve never run out of ideas for Life On The Green, with the content predominantly being collated and written by a group of residents. Everyone in our team is very sociable and they are always chatting to other residents and getting new story ideas. We try to stay topical and to reflect the community life at Wadswick Green. For example, this edition will have a feature to thank the staff and care team for all their efforts."

January 2021

Louise Anderson

Wadswick Green

Having Floss has made such a difference during the pandemic

Having Floss has made such a difference during the pandemic

Jan moved from London to Wadswick Green in March 2020, three days before the first Covid-19 lockdown. She adopted Floss, a 16-week-old cockerpoo, and is now thoroughly enjoying spending her retirement in Wiltshire with her four-legged friend.

“My daughter and her partner knew a lady whose cockerpoo just had a litter in the area. She was looking for people to adopt them, but my daughter already had a dog, so she asked if I was interested instead. Although I had never had one, I’d always wished for a dog over the years, so I thought: now that I’m settled in at Wadswick Green, it’s the perfect time!”

December 2020

Jan Warner

Wadswick Green

Christmas at Wadswick Green

Christmas at Wadswick Green

“I have been joining the Christmas celebrations at The Greenhouse Restaurant every year since I moved to Wadswick Green. I usually take part in the Christmas lunch on Christmas Day, which is a great Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. We usually have one very long table so that everyone can eat and enjoy the celebrations together."

“Over the years I have become a regular and I’ve made friends with some of the residents who take part. It’s always very good fun: we have a lovely meal, good laughs, and a few drinks of course!"

November 2020

Hilary Brooks

Wadswick Green

Happy 5th Birthday!

Happy 5th Birthday!

"I ask you to extend a very big thank you to all those involved in our ”nearly” celebration yesterday.  Maria’s cake was delicious, as was Greg’s soup, sandwich and wine, and the hardy team delivering were their usual gracious friendly selves.  How fortunate we are to be here with you all.  It’s hard to think that the memorably wonderful night of the The Greenhouse opening was really five years ago.  For those who weren’t here then it would be hard to imagine in current circumstances!  But for those of us who experienced it I’m sure it will live on in our memories.

So thank you all for everything you do for us to keep us safe and happy – you are very much appreciated."

November 2020

Claire Ladd

Wadswick Green

Miss S

Why I moved to Mickle Hill

"I did look at other developments near home, but I had Mickle Hill as a base line in my mind and nothing else that I saw touched it. I wanted to move while I was still mentally and physically capable and now here, I’m looking at it as a new adventure. I can make more acquaintances and go out and about.

What I like most about life at Mickle Hill is the fact that you can live independently but you can choose to mingle with others as and when you like. It’s the mix and match that I enjoy, it’s not regimented at all, staff are lovely, and they are always around to help.

Even though I have recently moved to Mickle Hill, I already feel part of a community. When you meet residents, everyone says hello and passes a few words whether you know them or not. Staff are wonderful too – very helpful and cheerful."

October 2020

Miss S

Mickle Hill

Isolation at Wadswick Green

Isolation at Wadswick Green

At this time of gloom and fear
We are so glad to be living here.
The Wadswick Staff work hard each day
To make us safe, keep blues at bay.
Drinks and meals from The Greenhouse still, things from 'the shop' our shelves to fill.
A walk in the grounds fills your heart with glee, the daffs are lovely - a joy to see!
A keep-fit session held out on the green - from where I stood not a man to be seen!
Our grateful thanks to all of you
Keep up the good work - we'll all sail through!

April 2020

Maureen Watson

Wadswick Green

No Maintenance Factor

No Maintenance Factor

"The maintenance aspect of our old property was a major factor for us choosing a new-built apartment as we had a large garden, which started running us rather than the other way around."

November 2019

Judith and Mike Webb

Wadswick Green

Part of a Community

Part of a Community

"I am very pleased to be here at Wadswick Green. It’s a pleasure to be somewhere open – there is an open lawn, wide views of the surrounding countryside and sky. Everyone also has huge windows, which makes it feel like there is always somebody around. Residents of Wadswick Green live life on an open basis rather than shut away. You can watch people coming and going and really feel like part of a community."

September 2019

Sandra Farley

Wadswick Green

Embracing Change

Embracing Change

“I’m really enjoying life at Wadswick Green. I wasn’t sure how much I would take part in before I moved, but I have been doing aqua aerobics and have attended a resident’s supper. It’s been good to get to know people. I’m just gradually introducing myself to life here – mixing life at Wadswick Green with the life I had before.”

August 2019

Ann Veronika Scaramanga

Wadswick Green

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