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TV’s Fred Dinenage opens new retirement complex in Charlton Hayes

Posted on Sunday 9th June 2019 at 6:03 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Fred Dinenage with house manager Angela Skose, homeowners and guests.

Television favourite Fred Dinenage MBE – whose career has spanned over five decades – delighted local retirees with tales from his time on screen when he attended the official opening of McCarthy & Stone’s Hamilton House Retirement Living development in Charlton Hayes on 10th April.

The TV stalwart – whose varied career has seen him present shows including ‘How’, ‘How 2’ and ‘Pass The Buck’, as well as a long stint as news anchor on ITV Meridian – joined guests including homeowners, staff and members of the public to talk about his illustrious career.

Attendees heard first-hand about some of the breaking news stories he has reported over the years, as well as the many factual books he has written – and ghost written – including an autobiography on the infamous Kray Brothers.

Fred commented:

“It was a pleasure to visit the guests at Hamilton House and give a talk on my colourful television career. The development provides an excellent solution for those looking to enjoy an independent and active lifestyle in retirement, and I enjoyed meeting and chatting to homeowners. It’s clear everyone values the quality of life afforded by their surroundings and the freedom of having a range of services on their doorstep.”

Nicki Beswarick, marketing manager for McCarthy & Stone Southern, commented:

“We would like to thank Fred for taking the time to visit Hamilton House. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to quiz one of Britain’s longest-serving broadcasters, and to meet a familiar face who has been gracing their television screens for so many years.”

“This particular event is just one example of the many regular and varied social activities we organise for homeowners. Not only do these get-togethers provide an opportunity for companionship, they also help to showcase the fantastic close-knit community which has been created here.”

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McCarthy & Stone given green light for Charlton Hayes developments

Posted on Sunday 20th August 2017 at 9:47 am by SH (Editor)

Plot MU5: Proposed south-east elevation (facing Hayes Way).

Following the recent decisions by South Gloucestershire Council to approve McCarthy and Stone’s Retirement Living and Retirement Living Plus (Extra Care) proposals for the development of vacant scrubland, known locally as plots MU5 and MU6, at Charlton Hayes, Simon Mantell, the firm’s regional managing director, commented:

“We are delighted that our plans for much-needed Retirement Living and Extra Care accommodation in Charlton Hayes and the wider Patchway area have been approved by South Gloucestershire Council, subject to the signing of a section 106 agreements.”

“McCarthy & Stone has consulted with the local community to produce a scheme that contributes to the wider, rapidly changing Charlton Hayes area. The permission will now see two landmark age-exclusive developments constructed on a gateway into Charlton Hayes and on a key route into Cribbs Causeway.”

He added:

“We would like to thank the community and South Gloucestershire Council for their support and look forward to making these plans a reality, with construction to begin on site in the next few months.”

Plots MU5 and MU6 and are located at the southern end of Charlton Boulevard, close to Hayes Way [see map].

Image: Plot MU5 proposed south-east elevation (facing Hayes Way).

Source: Press release issued on behalf of McCarthy & Stone.

Related links:

  • Planning application PT16/4975/F (plot MU6) | Erection of part three, part four storey building comprising of 60no. extra care apartments (Class C2 ) for the elderly…
  • Planning application PT16/4976/F (MU5) | Erection of a part three, part four and part two storey building comprising 42no. Retirement Living apartments…

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McCarthy & Stone consults on Charlton Hayes proposals

Posted on Friday 8th July 2016 at 9:32 am by SH (Editor)

Artist's impression of proposed McCarthy & Stone development at Charlton Hayes.

Local residents gathered at an exhibition at Patchway Community Centre on 28th June 2016 to discuss proposals to develop two brownfield sites at Charlton Hayes with Retirement Living apartments and high-quality Assisted Living (Extra Care) accommodation. The sites are known as MU5 and MU6 and are located at the southern end of Charlton Boulevard, close to Hayes Way.

The exhibition was held by Your Life Management Services (a joint venture between McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, and Somerset Care, a not-for-profit care provider).

The early proposals that were on display will, if approved, develop vacant brownfield land, which is allocated for development in the Charlton Hayes masterplan, with around 40 one- and two-bed Retirement Living apartments and 60 Assisted Living (Extra Care) accommodation units, along with professional landscaping and car parking for residents, visitors and care providers.

Local residents and senior community figures (including elected representatives of South Gloucestershire Council and Patchway Town Council) attended on the day to view the plans, meet the development team and provide initial feedback on the proposals, which are due to be submitted formally for consideration in the coming months.

The information displayed at the consultation event may now be viewed online here: Sites MU5 and MU6, Hayes Way, Charlton Hayes

Simon Mantell, McCarthy & Stone regional managing director, said:

“The public exhibition was an excellent opportunity for us to understand the views of the local community and I would like to take this opportunity to thank people for their constructive comments and questions.”

“We have worked hard to ensure our proposals represent a sensitive development which complements the local area with high-quality materials and a design that develops this vacant part of Charlton Hayes. We believe this site is an ideal location to provide much-needed Retirement Living and Assisted Living accommodation in South Gloucestershire, which will also assist in freeing up family homes for other residents living locally.”

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