LOCAL NEWS - April 2017


Michael Caines' new luxury country house hotel and restaurant, Lympstone Manor near Exmouth, has opened. Set in 28 acres overlooking the River Exe estuary, the venue has already received extensive media coverage and glowing reviews. Caines held two Michelin stars for 18 consecutive years at Gidleigh Park. The Tasting Menu is £130 pp.


The Eden Project has been granted planning permission for a new 109-bedroom on-site hotel. The £8.5m facility has been designed to blend into the countryside and have high standards of accessibility, energy-efficiency and sustainability. Eden plans to start construction in late 2017 and open the hotel in April 2018.


Family cider-maker Sheppy's is to open a restaurant at its farm in Somerset. The Apple Bay Restaurant will be part of a new Sheppy's House of Cider and Fine Foods, and trained waiters will "treat cider like wine", helping diners pair the perfect pint to their meal. The restaurant will open on 21 April.


Dorset-based restaurant group Hive Beach is set to open its third venue in the county. The group, which is owned by the Attrill family, operates the Hive Beach Café at Burton Bradstock and the Watch House Café at nearby West Bay. The new venue, The Club House, at West Bexington, will be on the site formerly occupied by the Blue Anchor Café. The venue will have a 1930s feel, and will be more exclusive and intimate than the other sites.




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The 18th Pinders Healthcare Design Awards were adeptly hosted by Jon Chapman in London last month. The Awards recognise excellence in the design of care homes and retirement housing and are regarded as one of the most enjoyable events in the healthcare sector. The 650 guests were superbly entertained by star ventriloquist Nina Conti, aided by her friend Monkey.




Best New Care Home – Elderly

Cuffley Manor, Potters Bar (TLC Care)

Best Independent Living Scheme

Priory View, Dunstable (Central Bedfordshire Council)

Best Care Facility – Younger Adults

Phoenix House, Manor Park, London (Precious Homes)

Best New Care Home – Elderly

Abbeyfield Winnersh, Winnersh, Wokingham (Abbeyfield Society)

Best Independent Living Scheme

Greenfields, Leighton Buzzard (Aldwyck Housing Group)

Best Regeneration Project

Lindsey Hall Nursing Home, Cleethorpes (Yorkare Homes)


If you or your clients are involved in an exciting healthcare/retirement housing project, details of how to enter for the 2018 Awards are on our website.


On The Bounce


The fastest growing area of the leisure sector is indoor trampoline parks. Numbers in England and Wales rose from six parks in 2014 to 98 in 2016.


In addition, the world's biggest trampoline park opens in Glasgow in late April. It will have 63,000ft² of trampolines, including a 'Ninja Warrior' course. There will be ten party rooms, a café and sports bar


By Easter 2017 the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) estimates that there will be 150 parks in the UK with at least 15 million visitors per annum.


However, to date, the industry has been unregulated and there has been considerable press publicity about the frequency and seriousness of accidents.


As a result, the IATP has just launched a new standard, PAS 5000-2017, which came into effect on 31 March 2017, and provides guidance for the construction of fixed indoor trampoline parks as well as operating and maintenance requirements. Parks must still comply with other legal obligations such as the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.


The IATP is also asking customers, when choosing which trampoline park to visit, to be aware of factors such as attention to safety, staffing levels, cleanliness and maintenance, etc.


Legal Limit


The Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme (AWRS), introduced to tackle alcohol fraud, came into effect on 1 April 2017. Trade buyers of alcohol products should check that whoever they buy from has registered with HMRC and has an AWRS Unique Reference Number (URN). There is an online facility for checking suppliers' registration. Traders buying alcohol from a non-registered wholesaler may be liable to a criminal or civil penalty, as well as having the alcohol seized.


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