Despite being close to the centre of the popular village of Wendover, Baankside occupies a peaceful spot next to the Wendover arm of the Grand Union Canal.
Properties: Comprises of 45 units, 12 one-bedroom flats for one person, and 33 one-bedroom flats for couples.
Services: Non-resident management staff and community alarm service
Facilities: Lift; lounge; laundry; 2 guest room facilities; garden; library
Accessibility: The village hosts a number of eating places, antique rooms and estate agents. It also has useful facilities such as a post office, chemist, opticians, library, bakers, newsagent and a Tesco express superstore. All within a short walking distance from the scheme .
Distances: Nearest bus stop 200 yards; shop 500 yards; post office 500 yards; nearest town centre 6 mile(s); GP 300 yards; social centre 6 mile(s)
Lifestyle: Weekly social activities organised by the residents such as: bingo, Friday Party Night, coffee mornings and fish and chips once a month.
Visit ‘upmystreet’ for further details on what there is in and around the ‘Wendover’ area.
Pets: Pets not accepted.
Tenure: Rent (social landlord)
Manager’s notes: Bankside is situated by the Grand Union Canal, with its array of Wild Life and ducks. The village hosts many facilities including gift shops and boutiques, which are all a short walking distance from the scheme. Wendover also has a community bus that can be used to take you into Aylesbury to the main town centre, along with a Dial a Ride.
Communal facilities have been greatly improved recently, with an extended kitchen, scooter storage shed and new respite/guest room. There are a number of regular activities held there for residents, including shopping events, coffee mornings and meals.