New mayor gets lowdown on retirement living
Residents and staff at St Crispin’s retirement village at Northampton welcomed the town’s new mayor Cllr Nazim Choudary on his first public engagement in office.
The mayor was given a tour of the development - home to over 300 residents living in 270 apartments – which included the newly refurbished village hall, coffee shop, bar and restaurant area.
Cllr Choudary, along with Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Cllr Brian Sergeant and his wife Ray, then joined residents and staff from Midland Heart and care provider East Midlands Housing for lunch, providing further opportunity for residents to get to know their new mayor.
Cllr Choudary said: “The facilities provided and the refurbishments are truly lovely. It was a great honour to meet the organisers as well as the residents who were genuinely really happy.”
Anna King, activities co-ordinator, said: “We are delighted the new mayor accepted our invitation to visit St Crispin’s and find out more about retirement living. We were also able to show him the refurbishments and redecoration that have recently been carried out, updating the facilities enjoyed by residents.”
“We are proud of our village, and feedback from our residents shows that they welcomed the opportunity to meet and chat to the town’s new mayor, and deputy mayor and mayoress. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the lunch.”
In addition to refurbishing and updating many public areas of the village, the main foyer and hair salon have been redecorated.