Winchester City Council gives tenants special welcome at Chesil Lodge

Residents who are moving in to Chesil Lodge have been given a warm welcome by Winchester City Council.

The Council is gifting specially made hampers to each apartment to thank residents for their patience.

Each hamper contains a variety of high-quality products that are sourced in the Winchester District and Hampshire.

Items in the hamper include

· Apple Juice from Hill Farm Juice in Swanmore

· Winchester Breakfast Tea from Char opposite the Guildhall

· Honey from Beckys Beezzzs in Andover

· Orange and Lemon Drizzle Cake from Potty For Puds

· Chocolate from Chococo in Winchester High Street

· Lavender shortbread biscuits from Long Barn in Alresford.

One of the first residents to receive a hamper was Mrs Terry who was presented her hamper by Conservative Winchester City Council Leader and Portfolio for Housing Councillor Caroline Horrill and Conservative Councillor Jamie Scott.

Cllr Caroline Horrill, Leader of Winchester City Council said:

“Giving each apartment a hamper full of goodies that showcase the excellent array of produce in the District, is just one of the many ways we are helping residents feel welcome at Chesil Lodge.

“Moving to a new home can present a lot of challenges for residents and their families, we want to be there and help them get to grips with their new surroundings and start to enjoy the many benefits that Chesil Lodge provides.”

Housing and Care Services at Chesil Lodge have also begun, and the Council has invested in a moving-in and settling-in provision to ensure the upheaval for new residents is minimal.

The scheme at Chesil Street, is funded by Winchester City Council, Hampshire County Council, Homes England and a gift from the late Winchester-born resident Harold Harris.

Hampshire County Council invested £3 million for the commissioning of care for people living in the development, which is part of the authority’s programme to fund more than £40m over a decade on Extra Care schemes.