New care home named after Deeping St James orchard

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A new care home in Deeping St James will be named after an orchard which used to occupy the site.

Staff at Barchester Healthcare have chosen to name their new home Braeburn Lodge after appealing for suggestions from the public.

The competition was launched at William Hildyard Primary School and opened up to the public.

Local man Roy Howes came up with the winning suggestion based on the apple orchard which used to be on the land in Spalding Road.

Barchester’s senior regional operational director, Liz Moran, said: “The name is befitting as the old apple orchard is something local people remember and we may be able to mark this by planting an apple tree in the home’s grounds.”

Mr Howes will be given a £500 prize to donate to a charity of his choice.

Close contenders for the winning name included Deeplands View and St James Lodge.

Development work is well under way at Braeburn Lodge which is due to open in October. A show suite will be available for prospective residents to view in the summer.

The care home will provide residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 60 elderly residents and is expected to create around 100 jobs.