Former local names new development in Tavistock

A former Tavistock resident is celebrating after being announced as the winner of a competition to name our new development on Plymouth Road in the heart of the town.

Mary Hawkins was presented with a cheque for £100 by Regional Marketing Executive Jo Ridehalgh for choosing the winning name 'Fitzford Lodge'.

Explaining her reason for choosing the name, Mary said: “I was delighted to hear of Churchill’s decision to accept the name Fitzford Lodge. I thought it had a nice ring to it and simple to remember, and it reflects something about the town. The new development will be located opposite Fitzford Gatehouse and Fitzford Cottages, which are all that remain of the wider Fitzford estate in the area.”

Jo Ridehalgh said:

At Churchill, we like to involve the local community in choosing the names for our developments and we often do so by running a competition asking for suggestions. We received lots of great entries for the new Tavistock development, and Fitzford Lodge was a popular suggestion, so we had to draw names from a hat and Mary was the lucky winner. We were really pleased to award her with the winning cheque as a big thank you.

Fitzford Lodge will comprise 48 private, self-contained apartments specially designed for the over 60s with features such as a video-entry system, lift to all floors, a 24 hour care and support system and a Lodge Manager provided by Churchill’s own management company Millstream Management Services. Shared facilities will include an Owners’ Lounge, Guest Suite and landscaped gardens.

Like all Churchill Retirement Living developments, the location has been chosen for convenience and is just a short walk from local shops and amenities in Tavistock.

For more information or to register your interest, please call 0800 458 1856 or click here.