02 December 2019
Malthouse Court residents and staff at a retirement housing scheme welcome a representative of the queen
Residents at Malthouse Court in Bishops Hull were delighted to meet with the Queen’s representative Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Mrs Annie Maw and Dr Stuart Burgess CBE, the former Non-Executive Chairman of Anchor Hanover during a coffee morning which was held on Tuesday, 26 November.
During the coffee morning they had the opportunity to discuss a wide-range of topics which included local doctor services, access to public transport, the forthcoming General Election and jobs for the older people.
Reflecting on Mrs Maw’s visit, Mrs Jane Belcher, 82 one of the residents said: “ It was lovely to meet Mrs Maw, everyone enjoyed chatting to her and hearing about her life and duties, and it was nice that she was interested in our lives and opinions”
They were also able to hear about Mrs Maw’s role as Lord Lieutenant of Somerset County, local activities in Somerset she communicates to the Queen and her involvement in local charities.
Manager Joe Debens, said: “ I think Mrs Maw was surprised by the scheme and what we had to offer, how we cater to a wide age group and pleased she met a strong independent group of residents who spoke about the positives of living in a rented scheme.”
Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Maw said: “Everyone was so hospitable and we had a really good discussion – I reckon that between us all we could run the country very well!!”
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