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1st Oct 2017

Low Furlong marks official opening

Low FurlongSeptember saw the official opening of Low Furlong Care Home on Darlingscote Road. The brand new, purpose built 68 bed residential home replaces the original home which was demolished to make way for a more modern, privately-run facility.

The new Low Furlong, run by Runwood Homes Senior Living, offers support for a wide range of elderly care needs, including provision for those living with dementia. The building provides high quality accommodation, including quiet and ‘retro’ lounges, a central patio area and bedrooms with ensuite facilities. In addition to private accommodation, the home has a number of local authority-funded places.

Mayor, Dan Scobie, cut the ribbon to open the new home, accompanied by care home manager, Teresa Wilson, residents and guests. 

The Mayor said: “I am very impressed with the facilities and positive atmosphere that is evident in this new home. Low Furlong has a long track record of providing care to elderly residents in Shipston and I’m delighted to see the home back up and running in its new guise.”

Care home manager, Teresa Wilson, said: “We were really pleased to see so many people attending our opening and wishing our residents and our team well.”

The residents of Low Furlong will continue to be supported by the League of Friends of Shipston Hospitals, many of whom have returned to the home having moved out temporarily while the building works were completed.

To find out more about Low Furlong, please call the manager on 01608 662005 or email

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20th Sep 2017

High Sheriff visits Shipston Fire Station

High Sheriff visitThe High Sheriff of Warwickshire witnessed first-hand how firefighters manage serious road traffic collisions in August as part of a role-play exercise on his visit to Shipston Fire Station. 

The High Sheriff, Mark Davies, was accompanied by Chief Fire Officer Andy Hickmott and Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Fire Safety, Councillor Howard Roberts for his visit, the first a High Sheriff has made to the station.

Mark has had historical family links with Warwickshire dating back over three hundred years, and has lived in Admington, near Shipston for the last twenty five years. 

Talking about the visit, Chief Fire Officer Andy Hickmott said: “We would like  to thank the High Sheriff for the time taken to visit the station and learn more about what Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is doing to keep the communities of Warwickshire safe. It was an opportunity for us to demonstrate what highly skilled personnel we have and how those skills are deployed.”

Shipston Fire Station is manned by retained firefighters who work as an integral part of the county’s fire service.

Mayor, Dan Scobie, said: “We were very pleased that the High Sheriff chose to visit Shipston Fire Station. We are enormously proud of the work our local firefighters do, not only in tackling fires and collisions, but in educating the public about fire prevention and supporting community events.”

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20th Sep 2017

Dolls’ House nets £1,500 for charity

The Dolls’ House that went on sale to raise funds for Shipston Home Nursing has generated £1,500 for the charity. 

The house, which caused much confusion when it was advertised on property sales website, Rightmove, was bought by Spitfire Bespoke Homes Ltd to appear in their show home in Barford.

SHN Fundraising Coordinator, Rebecca Mawle, said: “We are thrilled with the outcome of this unique house sale. Thank you to Michael Hawkins at Peter Clarke for his efforts in helping to raise such a fantastic sum.”


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