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First residents at new Willow Court development welcomed to their new homes

The first two residents to move into our new multi-million pound Willow Court development in Whittlesey have been presented with bouquets of flowers.

Marie Hill and Jean Simmonette have made the new assisted living scheme their home and were given the flowers to mark the occasion.

Willow Court is comprised of 47 one-bedroom flats and 13 two-bedroom properties for the over-65s who have a care need.

The flowers were presented to the residents last week following the handover of the keys to us by developers Lindum Group.

Marie, 90, who is living with dementia, said she was humbled to be given the flowers.

She said: “I thought it was wonderful for somebody to appreciate me, it was lovely.

“They are lovely flowers and I will find somewhere nice to put them on view, don’t you worry.

“There is everything to like about Willow Court, you just have to look at it. Everything is very convenient and it is nice and new with it having just been built.

“I am very happy here.” 

Two new customers with colleagues

There is everything to like about Willow Court, you just have to look at it. Everything is very convenient and it is nice and new with it having just been built. I am very happy here.

Each apartment at Willow Court is finished with high-quality fixtures and fittings, as well as neutral decoration to allow residents to make it feel like home.

Willow Court also boasts a residents’ lounge, restaurant, hair salon and therapy room, micro-shop and communal gardens.

Sarah Rodwell, Head of Older Persons Care, said: “We’re delighted to be able to recognise the fact Marie and Jean were the first two residents at Willow Court by presenting them with lovely bouquets of flowers.

“We hope that they both love their new homes here at Willow Court and that the flowers will help enhance the homely feeling of their own flats.

“Willow Court is an ambitious development which we know will greatly improve the lives of older people in the local community, enabling them to live independently with the convenience of having on-site access to all the care and support they need.

"We also know that one in seven local elderly residents are currently struggling to access the social care that they need because of their rural location and the lack of this kind of facility, so Willow Court will be a real asset to the area.

“I hope Marie and Jean are pleased with the flowers and wish them a happy life at Willow Court.”

Longhurst Group colleagues with two new customers

To find out more about Willow Court and to register your interest, visit

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