Shotton care facility opens doors to community


Robert Doman

HORSE drawn carriage rides and canine capers were just part of the fun entertaining visitors at an Extra Care facility's summer fete.

Tenants at the Llys Eleanor Extra Care Scheme in Shotton opened its doors to the community in a bid to raise money for the Residents' Amenities Fund.

The popular dog show attracted 125 entries as owners strutted their stuff along with their four-legged friends.

And residents at Llys Eleanor, which is jointly managed by Flintshire Council and the Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, also got to enjoy a number of arts and craft stalls as well as face painting and a salsa dancing demonstration.

“The summer fair was once again a terrific success, which is a credit to the wider community in Shotton who gave us such support,” said Extra Care Scheme manager Tom Parry.

"The wider community in Shotton have been magnificent supporting the event with volunteers and family members helping to run a wide variety of stalls on the day."

Llys Eleanor is a housing scheme for the over-60s with 50 individual self-contained apartments.

"Extra Care is all about living independently as part of the wider community while having access to support and assistance on site and the summer fair has become a real landmark in the calendar where we welcome so many friends to the scheme," Mr Parry added.

Raffle prizes were donated by local businesses.

Cllr Christine Jones, Flintshire Council's cabinet member for social services, said: "There's a great sense of community at Llys Eleanor which is highlighted at the summer fete every year."

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