1980 Mann’s Court (Redit)

Mid Suffolk opens £300,000 housing centres for elderly
TWO Mid Suffolk District Council warden-supervised housing schemes for the elderly have been opened. Council chairman Mr Rex Willsher unveiled plaques at Hurstlea Court, Needham Market, and Mann’s Court, Elmswell. No more similar schemes are being undertaken meanwhile but Mr. Willsher said he hoped more would be provided in the future.

Housing committee chairman Mr. John Swain said that Hurstlea Court and Mann’s Court brought the total number of warden-supervised units for the elderly in Mid Suffolk to about 300. Hurstlea Court, costing £199,675, consists of 20 one-bedroom flats, a warden’s flat and communal facilities. There are seven one-bedroom bungalows, two one-bedroom flats, a warden’s flat and communal facilities at Mann’s Court, which cost £120,337.

Warden Mrs. Jo Rogers and oldest resident Mrs. Louisa Redit (87) at the new Mid Suffolk District Council wardened accommodation at Mann’s Court, Elmswell.