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Deputy Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mrs Pamela Bryant and Audrey Longman

Deputy Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mrs Pamela Bryant and Audrey Longman

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8 April 2019

Crofton Court celebrates its 30th birthday

Birthday celebrations have taken place at sheltered accommodation which has offered retirement housing for 30 years in Stubbington.

Crofton Court, in Bells Lane, has been home to hundreds of residents for three decades and a special birthday party was held to celebrate.  

The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Mrs Pamela Bryant, was guest of honour at the event on Friday 5 April. 

Fareham Borough Council, which runs Crofton Court, put on the birthday party for residents with celebrations including a cake and a performance from the HMS Collingwood Voluntary Band.

A collection of photographs went on display for the special occasion, some dating back to when Crofton Court was built in 1989.

The building was formerly called ‘Stubbington House’ and was a Royal Navy training school, which was adopted by Daedalus in 1989.

Audrey Longman, 88, has lived at Crofton Court for 16 years – the longest resident and was delighted to attend the birthday celebrations.

Audrey said: “I really enjoy living at Crofton Court and have made lots of good friends here. We all enjoyed celebrating the big birthday and it was lovely to have the Deputy Mayor here.”


Cllr Fred Birkett, Executive Member for Housing, said: “It’s important to mark these big occasions and a chance to look back on all the happy times people have had at Crofton Court. We’re very proud of our housing here, which offers elderly residents a home where they can be cared for and be safe but also live independent lives.”



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