A charitable Pinner housing association has been using the scorching summer weather to bring the community together.
Pinner House, in Church Lane, held a barbeque on Saturday, August 3 for its residents and local neighbours, giving them the opportunity to get to know each other better.
Over 80 people came together to enjoy food and drinks in the sunshine while listening to a local singer perform classic songs on the lawns at the front of Pinner House.
Martin Tilney, vice chairman and trustee of Pinner House, said: “It was a great event and nice to see our residents enjoying the summer sunshine and meeting the local neighbours from Church Lane, creating some strong community spirit. Pinner House is a unique facility for Pinner, very close to the High Street – so a perfect location, but surprisingly few people know about us.
“The house is run by a passionate group of volunteer trustees and our aim is to ensure our residents have a home that they can be really happy and proud to live in. Recognising the increasing mobility needs of some of our residents, we have very recently built a mobility scooter facility at the back of the house that can hold eight scooters, with charging points, so we are keeping up with modern times.”
Pinner House, located next to St John the Baptists Church, is a historic mansion that dates back to 1721. It’s a charitable sheltered housing association with 31 self-contained flats for people over the age of 60 living independently. The house has full time managers who live on site and a friendly community – there are areas where residents get together and have organised events. Many residents in their 80s enjoy the community environment and company of being with other likeminded people.
For more information about living in Pinner House, or if you would like a tour of its facilities, contact the manager on 02084291255.
Photo courtesy of Peter Dale