Mayor joins local celebrations for Queen’s 90th birthday

Published Thursday, 16th June 2016
Mayor Lyndsay Pitchley with residents at Potteries Court
Mayor of Rotherham Councillor Lyndsay Pitchley with residents at Potteries Court extra care housing scheme. (Photography by Andrew Lloyd).

Residents celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday in true street party style at The Potteries Court extra care housing scheme.

Joined by the newly inaugurated, Mayor of Rotherham, residents and their families enjoyed an action packed evening at Potteries Court, an extra care housing scheme, to mark this special birthday. Festivities kicked off with an afternoon tea and the cutting of a birthday cake as well as early evening entertainment which was enjoyed by all.

Mayor of Rotherham Councillor Lyndsay Pitchley said: “I was delighted to be part of this special event. It was lovely to see so many people coming together to mark this momentous occasion. The Queen’s birthday is a truly national event that we have embraced locally, bringing communities together to play their part in this bit of British history.”

Potteries Court opened in 2007 and comprises 11 two-bedroom bungalows, 21 two-bedroom apartments and three one-bedroom apartments situated within an established residential area approximately 500 yards from the centre of Swinton.

Each home has a fully fitted kitchen and bathrooms with walk-in showers accessed from the main bedroom. The apartments are centrally heated and have various security features, such as an emergency call system, CCTV, and the capacity to add assistive technology.

On the other side of the borough residents and staff at Davies Court, a care home for customers with dementia care needs in Dinnington, also got into the party spirit with an afternoon of music, memories and fun, kicking off with live entertainment from professional singer Sue Burgess. Residents and staff dressed to impress with a patriotic red, white and blue theme for the festivities. 

Cllr David Roche, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “Davies Court specialises in caring for people with dementia, so the afternoon was a great way for residents to reminisce about the street parties from years ago and join in the national celebrations, locally.” 

Davies Court is a purpose built care home with 60 en suite rooms for residents with residential dementia care needs in Dinnington situated within a suburban area close to shops nearby.