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Best garden centres in Wiltshire

Regardless of whether you’ve had your garden for five months or 50 years, there’s great joy to be had by spending time in the garden. It offers huge benefits to your wellbeing and there’s nothing better than buying your favourite plant or something new to spruce up your window box, patio, or small or large…

Best Restaurants in Salisbury

Salisbury is a popular Cathedral city, situated in Wiltshire just 20 miles from Southampton and 30 miles from Bath. The Cathedral is often what draws people to Salisbury, but many are surprised about how much more this historic place has to offer. Alongside its many historic links, Salisbury also offers a wealth of activities that…

Live singer performs for Poole homeowners at summer supper club party

Our homeowners in Poole town centre came together to enjoy live music at a supper club party to mark the summer months. Poole homeowners summer party The event saw around 30 people join an evening of fun entertainment at our independent-living community, which kicked off with a champagne reception, canapes and live music provided by…

9 things to do indoors in Dorset on a rainy day

Dorset is famous for its scenic coastline which is great to explore when the British weather is on side. But what about those rainy days in Dorset when the number one priority is keeping dry? We’ve compiled a list of Dorset’s best indoor activities and attractions which you can turn to if the weather does…

Apartments in Grade II listed building in Salisbury ready to purchase and move into

Work to transform a 170-year-old Grade II listed building in the centre of Salisbury into four one-of-a-kind apartments has been completed. Avon Villa restoration Avon Villa, off Wilton Road, is based within our Chapters over-55s independent-living village. The picturesque two-storey white-painted brick building with an iconic central tower and spire with a slate roof, which…

Fun things to do in retirement to keep busy

The question on everyone’s lips when the word ‘retirement’ is mentioned is always ‘How are you going to fill all of your free time?’ In reality, when you speak to retirees, most of them will answer with, ‘I don’t know how I ever had time to work.’ The transition between full time work and retirement…

Meet our homeowners: Paul & Jill from Esprit

Paul & Jill are proud new homeowners at Esprit in  Poole Town Centre. They purchased their modern apartment through the Platinum Skies shared ownership scheme and looking forward to exploring Poole and the surrounding areas again. How did you hear about Platinum Skies? “We heard about Platinum Skies through Facebook.” Jill: “Yes, I saw adverts…

Meet our homeowners: Tony & Charmyne from Esprit in Poole Town Centre

Tony & Charmyne have recently moved to Esprit in  Poole Town Centre. They purchased their one-bedroom apartment through the Platinum Skies shared ownership scheme and love how convenient Esprit is for Poole Town Centre & Charmyne’s place of work.   How did you hear about Platinum Skies? “We first heard about Platinum Skies as we…

Things to do in Poole, Dorset

Poole is a picturesque and historic town clustered around one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Life in Poole is relaxed with golden sandy beaches and many stunning opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Discover our favourite things to do in Poole, Dorset in this blog. Outdoor things to do in Poole  …

Platinum Skies launches search for Sherborne community cause to support

We are looking for a Sherborne-based community cause to support as part of the countdown to the opening of our latest independent-living apartment complex. New over 55’s community in Sherborne Mulberry House is being constructed as part of a new independent-living village at the top of the A30 and Horsecastles Lane, which is less than…