Haslemere Town Mayor Cllr Mrs Penny Bradley attended an open day to launch a new show home at Wispers Park Retirement Village on Saturday July 26.
Wispers Park is a luxury retirement village nestling in a countryside location with a stunning Grade II listed clubhouse, Oak Hall, as the centre piece of the village. The estate meets the needs of the over 60s community looking to live an active and independent life.
The bunting was out to welcome the Mayor’s arrival to the park, which was at its splendid best in the sunshine. Visitors and residents were invited to browse the stalls of goodie bags, handbags and scarves alongside magnetic jewellery, cards and wrapping paper – taking the opportunity to relax on the terrace in the sun after their retail therapy.
The bistro also proved popular and after lunch the Mayor opened the new two-bedroom apartment in Wallis Court. In just a few weeks Sophie Parks from Pistachio Interiors created a beautiful garden apartment, planted with new shrubs. Work that paid off because even before the Mayor had cut the ribbon one visitor expressed their interest in buying it and, since the event, has made a reservation. Four reservations were made in total as a direct result of the open day – leaving only two Weycombe properties left to sell.
Penny Bradley commented: “I think the apartments are excellent value and, you never know, I may even come up to live there myself one day.”
The residents at Wispers Park also produced scrumptious cakes, which were sold in aid of Macmillan to boost proceeds from the Macmillan Bric a Brac stall, managed by Rosalind Maule. Between them the stalls raised £200.
Waitrose came up trumps, further cementing the great relationship the Wispers residents already have with their local branch, by providing strawberries and cream. Annabella Lai-Burke was on hand to serve them up and also answered questions about the Haslemere branch. A perfect summer treat on a perfect summer day.
There will be another open day event at Wispers Park in August and a Macmillan coffee morning September 16. If you have questions or wish to attend the event please contact Rosemary Seaward on 01428 744 004.