RETIREES in Basingstoke made the most of the September sun as they held a garden party and invited the community. 

Churchill Retirement Living's Austen Lodge, in London Road, held the party on Tuesday, September 5, and was an opportunity for residents to socialise and meet new apartment owners moving into the communal living space.


Singer Kevin Hill Junior performed a set of live swing music, while residents enjoyed ice cream and a jug of Pimm’s.

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Churchill’s Senior marketing manager Caroline Haswell said: “Our summer party was the perfect opportunity for local people to come and experience first-hand the fun and sociable lifestyle that comes with a brand-new Churchill apartment.

“It was a beautiful sunny day, and we had a host of treats and great entertainment on offer, a perfect opportunity for local people to see for themselves the wonderful community atmosphere we have here.”

Austen Lodge is a collection of energy-efficient one and two-bedroom retirement apartments boasting spacious rooms throughout and available to buy now.