Lime Gardens celebrates first anniversary (1)

Lime Gardens 1Our state-of-the-art Extra Care housing scheme in Dudley has celebrated its first birthday with a special celebration for its tenants.

Built on the former site of Cradley High School on Slade Road, Lime Gardens consists of 120 homes  - a mixture of owned and rented for over 55’s, with communal leisure facilities that both residents and the local community enjoy.

The £16.2m scheme is a result of a successful partnership between Midland Heart, Dudley Council, contractor William Davis and the Homes and Communities Agency.

Residents of the scheme marked the first anniversary with a dinner and dance and enjoyed the vocal delights of band Sincerely Yours who performed songs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

Ann who lives at the scheme said: This place has a great community spirit, it’s wonderful, we feel very secure. The dinner and dance has been really good”.

Wendy who is also a resident at Lime Gardens added: “I love living here, it's great, it has everything we could want.”

Sallyann Tennant, Lime Gardens Scheme Manager at Midland Heart said: “Lime Gardens provides safe independent homes for those who want to enjoy an active, healthy retirement. We offer our residents access to excellent support and a fantastic range of facilities tailored towards comfort and wellbeing. We are really proud of the difference Lime Gardens has made to people’s lives in its first twelve months.”

The scheme was designed to promote independent living with facilities including a shop, restaurant, library, gym and wellbeing facility forming the focal point of the active community living there.