Wye residents celebrate King’s Coronation in style

Published: 26/05/2023
Residents of Luckley House planting a Coronation cherry blossom tree

Residents of Luckley House in Wye – a Dahlia independent living scheme run by Ashford Borough Council – welcomed council staff to help them celebrate the Coronation of HM King Charles III.

Chief Executive Tracey Kerly and senior officers from the Housing team joined residents for tea and cake before unveiling a commemorative plaque alongside a cherry blossom tree which has pride of place in the beautiful communal gardens, which green-fingered residents help to care for.

Commemoration plaque for the Coronation of King Charles III

Residents have planted a cherry blossom tree at each of the ten Dahlia schemes located across Ashford, Tenterden, Wye, Hamstreet and Rolvenden.

The council is moving away from traditional sheltered housing provision, giving older residents more choice and variety of independent living options. Old-fashioned perceptions of sheltered housing have been replaced by a new model of housing provision for older people. A new brand has been created that sums up this fresh approach to independent living in the 21st century – Dahlia, which stands for Desirable Affordable Housing Linking Independence (and) Age.  

Residents of Luckley House planting a Coronation cherry blossom tree

ABC Chief Executive Tracey Kerly (pink dress) led a party of council staff helping residents of
Luckley House in Wye to mark the planting of a Coronation cherry blossom tree

For more information about the Dahlia independent living schemes visit our website.