Parish extols the benefits of retirement village life – at a price

According to today’s Express and Echo, Tiverton and Honiton MP Neil Parish visited Gittisham Retirement Village and enthused

“I think retirement village living really offers something special for retirees – independent stress-free living.”

It certainly does – if you can afford upwards of £350,000 for a two-bed bungalow, plus £4,022.34 service charge, ground rent of £180 per annum and council tax of £1,283.07, you can be assured you will be very stress-free.

Can’t quite see how people on the state pension might afford it or anything remotely like it, but, hey, they probably don’t vote Conservative, so who cares?