THE owners of a riverside retirement complex in Taunton is inviting everyone to a summer party.

Visitors to Riverain Lodge, off Tangier Way, will be treated to live music in the communal round.

They will also be able to drink Pimm's, fizz and traditional ice cream at the event organised by Churchill Retirement Living.

And there will be an chance to meet new apartment owners at the development on the site of a former Lidl store next to Goodland Gardens to hear about the new lifestyle they are enjoying.

The party takes place on Thursday, August 4, from 2pm to 4pm.

You will need to book your place by calling 01823 475690.

You can also find out more about Churchill's programme of social events taking place throughout the summer by visiting

Churchill’s senior regional marketing manager Caroline Haswell said: “Our summer party is the perfect opportunity for local people to come and experience first-hand the fun and sociable lifestyle that comes with a brand new Churchill apartment.

"We’ll have a host of treats and great entertainment on offer, as well as the chance to chat to our owners and meet our friendly sales team.

"We can’t wait to welcome everyone to join the party and see for themselves the wonderful community we have here.”

Riverain Lodge, exclusively for the over 60s, is a stylish collection of 72 one and two bedroom privately owned retirement apartments with shared facilities for those who want to enjoy an active, independent lifestyle.

Each apartment has been designed exclusively for those in their retirement years and has a number of safety and security features, such as a 24-hour emergency call line and a video entry system, for complete peace of mind.

The first residents moved in earlier this year.

The complex was named by Taunton woman Gillian Keniston-Goble, the winner of a competition run by Churchill, and is a nod to the apartments' location.

She explained that Taunton's twin French town is Lisieux and Riverain means 'by the water' or 'riverside'.

Gillian donated her cash prize to Taunton Foodbank, which received a total of £200 after Churchill agreed to double that.