TELEVISION presenter, broadcaster and author Fred Dinenage is to open McCarthy and Stone’s Meadowsweet Place retirement housing development in Melksham.

He will open the new facility on Tuesday, October 30 during an open day from 11am to 2pm.

Mr Dinenage is a TV stalwart best known for his long stint as news anchor on ITV Meridian, as well as presenting a host of other shows.

Visitors will be treated to light refreshments in the Club lounge and at 11.30am guests will be able to enjoy an insightful talk from Mr Dinenage about his TV career.

Mr Dinenage said: “I’m very much looking forward to visiting to Meadowsweet Place and spending a lovely afternoon with the residents of Melksham.”

“I look forward to taking a tour of the new development there, and I hope local people will join me at the grand opening as its set to be a great day.”

Nicki Beswarick, Marketing Manager for McCarthy and Stone Southern, said: “The development has already attracted a great amount of interest, and is now over 70 per cent sold.

“We look forward to opening our doors and showcasing all of the wonderful things that Meadowsweet Place has to offer retirees.”

Meadowsweet Place in Spa Road comprises of 31 one and two-bedroom apartments specifically designed for those aged 60 and over.

The development provides retirement living free from external maintenance, allowing homeowners to enjoy their independence in a safe and secure environment.

Meadowsweet Place features a stunning Club lounge, landscaped gardens, and a convenient guest suite should homeowners have friends or family to stay.

It has an array of services and amenities nearby and is located less than 300 metres away from Melksham Market Place.

One and two bedroom apartments at Meadowsweet Place are currently priced from £240,000 and £304,000 respectively.

The event is expected to be very popular and booking ahead is essential. To reserve your place, or for more information about Meadowsweet Place, please call 0800 310 0383 or visit