Downsized

PUBLISHED: 09:43 11 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:51 24 May 2010

With reference to the last part of John Hitchcock's recent letter - whatever does he think goes on in retirement flats? The residents have mostly downsized from larger properties to keep their independence and make their lives easier. Some are people who

With reference to the last part of John Hitchcock's recent letter - whatever does he think goes on in retirement flats? The residents have mostly downsized from larger properties to keep their independence and make their lives easier.Some are people who have lived in the area for years and others have moved here to be nearer their families in their old age and I for one, pay more council tax than I did for a much larger property.As for 'entertainment', this has to be organised and paid for by the residents, unlike the youth of today. We grew up before the advent of TV and computers and learned how to amuse ourselves on a small amount of pocket money which was not just handed out but had to be earned.The more able-bodied of the residents serve on committees, work at charity shops and help out at the local functions in an effort to put something back into the local community which we enjoy being in.We are not just sitting about being entertained Mr Hitchcock.Name suppliedSt Peter's Lodge, Portishead

More from Weston Mercury

Volunteers at Weston’s RNLI waved off their smaller, life-saving boat as it was replaced by a new vessel.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

A Cheddar man has been hailed volunteer of the year after dedicating years to preserving an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

Read more
Yesterday, 18:02

An electronic music duo will play tracks from their first studio album in six years this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A Weston care provider has won an industry award for being the best employer.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

Visitors to Weston’s Grand Pier will be able to immerse themselves in a new state-of-the-art virtual reality experience once it is unveiled this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:25

Weston slipped up at home to high-flying Woking, with defensive errors proving costly.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:13

Runners dressed as reindeer, elves and Santas and raced across Weston-super-Mare beach in the Christmas Cracker 10k.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 06:55

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 5-14.

Read more
In The Dock
Mon, 20:00

Two of the West Country’s top performing choral groups will bring their melodic tunes to Weston this Christmas.

Read more
Mon, 16:00

A Cheddar school has been praised for its ‘shared vision for care and inclusion’ by an education watchdog.

Read more

Most Read

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications