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Bishop's Close Sheltered Housing

  • Eight Single bedroom bungalows
  • Two Double bedroom bungalows
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  • Salisbury - 30 miles  
  • Yeovil - 30 miles
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  • Built in 1962
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  • There are no communal facilities at Bishops Close
  • Tenants may use the shared facilities at nearby Lynch Close
  • Common room (at Lynch close)
  • Kitchen (at Lynch close)
  • Laundry (at Lynch close)
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  • Mobile Library - once a fortnight on a Thursday
  • Wiltshire Farm foods - deliver every week
  • Home Farm Foods - deliver every week
  • Link Scheme - voluntary transport for the elderly
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  • Gas
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  • The scheme has a small courtyard in the centre, with each bungalow having its own piece of garden, both front and back
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  • Parking is available
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  • The area is quiet as Mere on the whole is an elderly village
  • The scheme itself is on quite a steep slope
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All are shared with Lynch Close

  • Day centre run by Age Concern at scheme every Monday and Friday, also involves the outside community
  • Exercise class
  • Coffee Morning once a week
  • Regular tenants meetings
  • Christmas Parties
  • Day Trips arranged through day center, about 9-10 per year
  • Pantomime Visit at Christmas
  • Christmas Lunch go out to a restaurant/pub
  • Daily papers delivered
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Shops

  • 15 minute walk into Mere

Bus Stop

10-15 minute walk into Mere
There are bus services to Gillingham, Salisbury, Wincanton and Yeovil. the Wiggly Bus can be contacted on 01747 661222 and provides a convenient way to get around Mere and the surrounding area.

Church

  • 25-30 minute walk, though often picked up by church members

Library

  • 25-30 minute walk into Mere

Doctor

  • 10-15 minute walk

Dentist

  • 10-15 minute walk

Pubs

  • 2 hotels, 1 pub and I restaurant all within walking distance in Mere
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Last updated: 15 September 2016 | Last reviewed: 15 September 2016