With less than a month to go before the Tour de Yorkshire gets underway, older people from Tadcaster were treated to a special visit of the cycling event’s golden trophy. development earlier this week.
The trophy, which takes the shape of the famous Yorkshire ‘Y’, paid a visit to residents at Hanover Housing Association’s Popple Well Springs extra care complex. One of the first to get a glimpse of the coveted prize was West Yorkshire born centenarian Betty Fleetwood..
Having moved in to the estate in 2015, the fiercely independent great grandmother spends her time reading, socialising during coffee mornings and spoiling her eight great grandchildren. With a keen interest in catering Betty also regularly attends the estate’s catering meetings as she always like to voice her opinion on changes to the menu.
She said: “It was a lovely treat to see the trophy for what is a fantastic event for Yorkshire. Each year the race attracts thousands of spectators not to mention a few million viewers across the world. It’s a wonderful boost to our economy and I look forward to watching it when the teams spin through Tadcaster.”
Popple Well Springs was opened in April 2011 and has a range of facilities for older people. It was developed in partnership with Selby District Council, North Yorkshire County Council and Hanover Housing Association. Each of its properties has modern fitted kitchens and level-access showers. All residents have access to the 24/7 ‘Hanover On Call’ service, which provides them with a reassuring emergency response.
The development also has a shop, a hairdressing salon, shared social areas and a room with free internet access.