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Lanfear Close sheltered housing scheme

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  • 22 Single bedroom flats
  • 1 Guestroom (single). Accommodation situated on 2 floors with no internal lift, just 3 flights of stairs.
Nearest town
  • Salisbury = 8.5 miles
  • Built in 1973
Facilities within scheme
  • Common room
  • Laundry
  • Kitchen
  • Library - within scheme, books are replaced 3 times a year
Visiting amenities
  • Hairdresser - once a fortnight on a Tuesday
  • Chiropodist - when requested
  • Wiltshire Farm Foods - deliver every Monday
  • Home Farm Foods - deliver every Thursday
  • Link Scheme - voluntary transport for the elderly
  • Electric
  • Large garden laid to lawn at the back with pretty flower beds in the front.
  • Scheme situated within its own cul-de-sac, therefore plenty of private parking.
  • Generally quite quiet as away from the centre of Amesbury. Occasional problems with noisy children. There is no lift and one of the corridors is on a slope. There is no bus stop near the scheme and the town centre is approximately half a mile away down quite a steep hill.
Recreational activities
  • Durrington Day Centre - every Friday, except in August
  • Oasis Club, Amesbury - every Tuesday and Thursday, arrange outings and bingo.
  • Friendship Club - held in Durrington and Bulford
  • Amesbury Baptist Church - once a month on second Wednesday take residents to church where they have lunch and a guest speaker and on the third Wednesday have a service at the scheme.
  • Communion - at scheme followed by coffee morning.
  • Tenants arrange periodic social activities in the lounge
Closest amenities
  • Shops - 2 minute taxi journey to centre of Amesbury
  • Bus Stop - about 5-600 yards from scheme, residents use taxis a lot.
  • Churches - 4 in Amesbury, closest is about a 15-20 minute walk
  • Doctores - 2 surgeries, Barcroft Practice and Mellow House, which is the closest (10-15 minutes walk).
  • Dentist - The Old Health Centre, central Amesbury
  • Pubs - lots!
  • The banks and Post Office are all situated on the High Street
  • Leisure Facilities - central Amesbury, though nearest swimming pool is 2.5 miles away in Durrington.
Residents' views
  • Though the scheme is quite elderly, we are very sociable and do a lot of activities, which is nice.'
  • 'Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, we are really enclosed making the area very secure.'


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eMail: hsgdev@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01722 411676
Out of hours:
Postal Address:

Housing Management
Department of Community Services
P.O. Box 2281
Wiltshire Council
SP2 2HX.

In Person: Wiltshire Council
27-29 Milford Street

Last updated: 18 October 2010



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