Andover helps with the World's Biggest Tea Party
11 Jun 2004
Sir George with staff and residents at St Ann's House, Suffolk Rd
Sir George with staff and residents at St Ann's House, Suffolk Rd
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Sir George takes round the tea.
Sir George takes round the tea.
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The National Consortium for Sheltered Housing has arranged a number of events to raise the awareness of Sheltered Housing. one of which was "The largest tea and buns Party in the world."
At 3pm, they aimed to break the existing world record, currently held in Sweden, of 2642 participants.
Testway Housing, the largest landlord in the borough and owners of nine Sheltered Housing Schemes arranged a tea party in each of their schemes.
"I hope we all get into the Guinness Book of Records" said Sir George as he poured out the tea at St Ann's House in Andover. "This initiative will raise the profile of sheltered housing - which provides the right balance of independence and support"
"We are fortunate to have so many good schemes in and around Andover."
Sir George us concerned that new arrangemnts for housing finance may put pressure on these schemes. "The Government is making some changes to the Supporting People Programme, which may shortchange housing associations that run schemes that do more than provide basic housing.I will be keeping an eye on this."
 
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