Northend Court, Buckingham
Northend Court, opened in 1979, is in the centre of Buckingham close to the Old Gaol, offering easy access to the shops and market.
The scheme consists of flats in the main block, and a number of bungalows along Mary McManus Drive.
Communal facilities include a lounge and private garden, and residents can enjoy a number of regular events and activities.
41 units, 23 are one-bedroom flats, 2 are two-bedroom flats and there are 16 two-bedroom bungalows.
Services: Extra Care scheme with resident management staff and community alarm service.
Facilities: Lift; communal lounge (with TV); managers office; scooter shed; laundry room; garden; car park; guest room (£10 per night/has own bathroom).
Accessibility: There is a bus stop about 5 minutes walk away, which has services to Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Brackley and Banbury. The local shops are situated about 15 minutes walk away and include a supermarket, paper shop, post office, chemist and fish and chip shop.
Distances: Nearest bus stop 100 yards; shop 400 yards; post office 400 yards; town centre 400 yards; GP 300 yards; social centre 300 yards
Lifestyle: Weekly social activities include – bingo and exercise (organised by tenants); Afternoon Tea (every day); Hairdresser (every Thursday); Physiotherapy (every other Thursday); Jessie’s Jacket Potato (every Wednesday for the residents); Board Games (for all to use); Bonus Ball (money goes towards entertainment for the scheme); Wii-fit (shared amongst all schemes); Computer for residents use; Local Market Days: Tuesday/Saturday
Visit ‘upmystreet’ for further details on what there is in and around the ‘Buckingham’ area.
Pets: Cats and dogs not accepted in flats, but are permitted in bungalows.
Tenure: Rent (social landlord)
Manager’s notes: A very pleasant court set in lovely gardens in the small town of Buckingham.