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Bistro Hours & Menu

Breakfast is in the Bistro from  9:00 until 11:30am.
The breakfast menu is on the menu cards in the Bistro (see opposite)
Pre-booked lunch is served  from 12:30 until 1pm

A selection of meals may be ordered “on the day”, from 12:30 unitil 2:30pm.

A supper tray is available if booked with 48 hours notice. Supper plate (£4.30) must be ordered in advance.

The weekly cycle “ticksheet” menu is delivered early each week for the following week’s set meals and should be returned by Tuesday.

You may invite guests but advance notice is requested to ensure there is space at the time you wish.


4.2.7. Wellbeing Suite

Wellbeing Suite

                   Contents & Shortcuts4

4.2.2 Fire Alarm
.4.2a Site security/ Parking
 .2.3  Laundry
 .2.4  Lounge
4.2.5 Refuse and Recycling.      7

Lounge – Aerobics, Beverages, Games, Jigsaw, Music, Quiz, TV.
The lounge is one large area so please check whether anything is planned before organising an event there. Events with music or sound usually take place on  Monday evenings and Tuesday morning on a regular basis. BSO Symphony concerts are spooled live monthly on a Wednesday evening from Poole.  
The Television has external connections for an HDMI and a USB input.

There is currently no DVD player and we are not using the sound bar.


4.2.3. Laundry

   We are asked to use the laundry (on the first floor) only between 8 am and 8pm. There is a rota for floors posted on the door that we are requested to keep to.  

 The washing machine drawers are quite high so please make certain the powders and liquids are put in the correct drawers - you do not want to rinse in soap powder.

After each tumble drier cycle you should clean the the fluff filter.   

The machines are cleaned every night by staff.

Some of the User Guides are online in the refererence library:

Bosch Washing Machine User Guide (large pdf file)
Tumble Drier Guide (one page pdf summary - as on laundry noticeboard)

New condensing tumble driers  Manual (large  pdf file)




4.2.2. Fire Alarm

The fire alarms are tested on Thursday mornings around 10am,  When this happens, the lifts will return to the ground floor and the wooden fire doors on each floor will close. They can still be opened if necessary.

After the test, apartment doors and fire doors will be stiffer to open the first time. There is a black switch, high on the right had side of the door. When on, you can reduce the pull /push needed by fully opening the door after a fire alarm test.

There are instructions for in the event of fire, in black binders and on notices. To summarise, we have a “stay in apartment” policy. (Confirmed November 2023.)

The alarms are intended for those in public spaces: if you are in the Bistro or Communal Lounge, stay there. In other communal areas you should go to the assembly point in the car park.

If you are prone to feeling unsteady remember to have your provided portable alarm with you when you go to the recycling store or go for a walk in the garden.

A copy of the Fire Safety page can be displayed by selecting it here.

It will be on top of this page. To return here just close it.



4.2.2a Site Security & Parking

Entry to the building is by Key fob or using the number panels at the door.

Visitors can press CLEAR and your flat number to ask you to let them in. See pop up picture here (CLEAR & CALL will call the duty manager)

Entry and exit through the front and back gates is by pin number.

Entry and exit to the front garden from the main entrance is by room key.

There are no parking spaces for those who do not own one.

You may let others into the car park briefly to collect or deliver.

TAXI information can be found under “transport


We are now in zone MF. (Beside Savoy House, and around Granada Road.

Clarenon Road is in zone KC -  you can park free for up to 3 hours in marked spaces if you can find one.

See zones and maps on PCC site

For our MF Zone we can buy parking permits for ourselves and our visitors, online (RINGO), by email,  at the Library or Civic Offices and many post offices. Bought online they take effect immediately. Go to the council website for details. In MF, a permit is required to park between 11am and noon and beween 6 and 7pm.

For residents in a zone the council permit for your  first vehicle is £30 per year (2023). Only residents can buy or authorise the visitor permits (12 hours £1.15, 24 hours £2.20 from January 2020).On sale in the Library.

Some other ideas:

Know who has a space and no car – see if you may borrow it

Perhaps you can you move yourself out before visitors arrive and ensure they know where the space is.

Direct them to the seafront car park just beyond the Beach Cafe - they will have to pay in summer.

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4.2.5. Refuse and Recycling

Please read the guidance - it probably differs from what you are used to. It is on the wall in the area and available  here. A method for WEEE recycling has been identified and is given there.

In summary

Green bins are for recycling. Black bins for all else, apart from glass bottles (smaller green bottle bin), food and compost (small black bins) Observe the notices on the walls and bins.

Non recycling should be wrapped or bagged.

Articles for recycling must not be wrapped.

Apart from glass bottles (small green bins) or plastic bottles (big green bins),
no other glass or plastic or shredded paper are being recycled. They would contaminate the green bins and stop the contents going to recycling.

Portsmouth City Council has a number of recycling trials around the city. We are not in one of those so conform to the original guidance on their website - apart from glass bottles. Details here    You may be asked to accept "Cookies"

In House

Guest Suites

 4.2.8.Bookings for Tudor Rose Court and Savoy House can be made at our reception.

Ask at reception for the nearest McCS site to your target area and its phone number.
                    A brochure is sometimes .available

Payment is usually by phone to the Bournemouth Office (try 080031 00386)

November 2023

Updated Nov 2023.



Tick-sheet prices: main course mostly from £4.20 to £5.  Starters and Desserts are £1.50 each.

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CARE COSTS - as advertised June 2023

Select HERE to open the document with Care and Lifestyle  costs (in a new window) close it to return.

An index to menus can be found


Book with Dawn or the duty manager.

Open on Tuesday Thursday & Friday