The families and friends of five former councillors of the Royal Borough have celebrated the opening of the new memorial Rose Garden at Castle View retirement village, Windsor.
Marking the outstanding contribution to the town by the five councillors – Jesse Grey, Cynthia Endacott, John Fido, John Penfold and Dee Quick, the Rose Garden features five types of celebration roses from premier grower, David Austin. Guests also included residents and staff of the retirement village.
Chief executive of Castle View, Robin Hughes said: “The construction of facilities such as Castle View requires a huge amount of political support, and this garden is a fitting tribute to the outstanding vision of these five councillors whose support enabled us to build this retirement village close to the centre of Windsor, and together with Mountbatten Grange provides 130 homes for the over 55’s. My own mum was one of the first to move in, and along with the other residents is enjoying everything Windsor has to offer to the full.”
Richard Endacott, son of Cynthia Endacott, one of the five councillors said: “Mum would have loved today’s event, a colourful and respectful tribute to the many years of community stewardship from five people who supported the residents of Windsor with forward thinking projects appropriate for the neighbourhood.”
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