Tenants at our Samford Court sheltered housing scheme have planted a ‘Queen Elizabeth’ rose in the communal garden to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
As part of the celebrations, tenants enjoyed a special cream tea provided by the Rural Coffee Caravan, which regularly visits the scheme at Worlingham, near Beccles.
Broadland tenant Colin Probert and Rural Coffee Caravan community engagement officer Annette Dunning planted the rose, just outside the scheme’s communal lounge.
Coming together to celebrate
The event was the first time that all the tenants had come together since lockdown. Scheme Manager Dawn Lambert called the gathering a “big step forward”.
The pandemic and lockdown has been such a difficult time for our tenants, as at many sheltered schemes, so it was lovely for them finally to be able to come together in the sunshine to celebrate the Jubilee.
With a beautiful rose bush planted as a lasting memento of the occasion, this has been the perfect way to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Queen Elizabeth rose, which is a pale pink colour, was supplied by Barnby Garden Centre in Beccles.