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Mayor visits Swinton complex to mark anniversary

The official opening of the new Dinnington Gallery in Dinnington Market Place. The Mayor of Rotherham Coun John Foden opens the gallery G130913-8b

The official opening of the new Dinnington Gallery in Dinnington Market Place. The Mayor of Rotherham Coun John Foden opens the gallery G130913-8b

The mayor of Rotherham paid a special visit to see residents at a specialist housing scheme this week to mark its seventh birthday.

Councillor John Foden, along with mayoress Kath Foden, dropped in to Potteries Court in Swinton on Monday to speak to tenants about how they are finding life at the complex.

The 35 residents who live there were then treated to a special meal complete with anniversary cake to mark seven years since the development opened.

They also enjoyed evening entertainment, while craft items, made by the tenants and their families, were also available for members of the public to buy.

The tenants are all aged over 55 and require support from care workers while living independently.

The £4 million development was opened in 2007 and comprises of nine two-bedroom bungalows, 23 two-bedroom apartments and three one-bedroom apartments.

It is one of three extra care facilities in Rotherham.

The authority was only one of 13 councils across the country who were successful in their bids for the 2004-5 funding allocation to build the facility.

Potteries Court has a very active tenants and residents association committee.

With the help of the council’s housing support team, the committee organises regular fundraising events and trips.

 

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