Category Archives: Park News

Follow the transformation

A really exciting opportunity has arisen for us to totally refurbish and renovate one of the original brochure park home properties here on The Elms. Back in 1987 12a Birch Grove, a large 42 by 20 foot park home, was sited on The Elms for residents Mr and Mrs...

Residents raise over £550

After the success of last years 'Great Elms Bake Off' event, we had planned to hold another similar fundraising event on the Elms in August of this year. A 'Party in the Park' was the theme, with jazz music, fete games, drinks, a raffle and to bring your own picnic . A...

Living willow arbour at The Elms

Torksey willow-weavers create living art on park

Nimble-fingered residents have helped to create a living willow arbour in the grounds of The Elms Retirement Park, celebrating a centuries-old Lincolnshire craft.

The park residents were joined in their task by local willow artist Alison Walling who is one of the county's best-known proponents and teachers of the...

Tai Chi at The Elms

Karate expert John, 65, helps residents battle advancing years

A karate black-belt pensioner from Torksey, John Viney, is proving that retirement doesn't have to be just about gentle gardening and trips to the library. John, who lives at The Elms Retirement Park in the village, has formed the Torksey Dragons Tai Chi Club – which boasts a growing membership...

Park residents rise to bake-off charity challenge

Residents of a Torksey residential park caused a major stir this week when they brought out their mixing bowls for a charity bake-off and summer celebration.

The cake contestants were all residents of The Elms retirement park, and the challenge raised almost £700.00 for a cancer care charity...

New laws will champion good park operators, MP hears

Gainsborough MP Edward Leigh swapped Parliament for a residential park in his constituency this week (18 July) to hear about the impact of new laws to protect park home residents.

Mr Leigh made his visit to The Elms retirement park in Torksey where 300 park homes are based,...

Local Couple Enjoying Their Living

Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

Two of our residents, Ron & Iris Mallen have recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. A big congratulations to you both on reaching this momentous milestone.  They decided to go away to celebrate this achievement to the beautiful Norfolk Broads, and a super time was had. We...

Herbal Walk at The Elms

Residents go on safari for nature’s remedies

Due to the success of the last Herbal Walk we did here at The Elms, we recently held another with the help of local herbalist Debbie Lincoln. Residents of The Elms were taken on a herbal safari to discover and sample natural plant remedies growing in our 60-acre grounds. Their forage uncovered...

Sarah and Tracey

Sarah honoured with top industry award

Glasses were raised this week to our office super-star, who has just scooped a top national performance award. Sarah Wilburn, our accounts administrator at The Elms retirement park, won the award for her outstanding contribution to the business's success. Since starting work as a 25-year-old junior on the park nine years...

Finding Stillness Workshop

Finding Stillness

No matter what your age or situation, the ability to be able to truly still the mind and sit in meditation is a wonderful life enhancing skill to have.  Especially perhaps in the run up to Christmas which can be an additionally stressful time for many! Kirstin Anna Isherwood, Lead...