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New care home to be named after poet Lord Tennyson

Tennyson Wharf will be the new name of a care home on Park Lane in Burton Waters after a competition was run by the local community.

Local pub owner Matthew Gillet came up with the winning name and received a cheque for £500. He later chose to donate the winnings to local group, Witham Hill Gymnastics Club.

The name ‘Tennyson Wharf’ was put forward as poet Lord Tennyson grew up in this part of Lincolnshire.

Matthew and Head Coach Jaime Saunders were presented with the cheque at the Woodcocks pub in Burton Waters. The pub, which is managed by Matthew, is located opposite Tennyson Wharf Care Home.

Matthew Gillet looking at a Tennyson plate in the Woodcocks pub (which Matthew manages).
Matthew Gillet looking at a Tennyson plate in the Woodcocks pub (which Matthew manages).

Phil Lloyd, Divisional Director at Barchester, said: “Congratulations to Matthew for winning the naming competition. The name is befitting as Lord Tennyson grew up in Lincolnshire and I know we have lots of poetry lovers living in Barchester homes throughout the region.”

“We are also keen to speak with people looking for a career in the social care sector as a home of this size creates about 100 jobs and we offer great development opportunities as a top employer.”

Tennyson Wharf Care Home is located opposite Burton Waters marina, it will offer resedents views of the boats and yachts on show as well as the Lincolnshire countryside. Once open in January, the new home will offer high-quality residential, nursing and dementia care.

The show suite will open this October and will provide further information about the personlised care and rooms available.