A guarantee your food is clean and healthy

Celebrating their top food hygiene rating are Nene Court shop staff (from left) Diana Moughton, Ernie Nightingale, Peggy Fowler, Alison Conroy, Lois Goodley and Sandra Ainley.
Celebrating their top food hygiene rating are Nene Court shop staff (from left) Diana Moughton, Ernie Nightingale, Peggy Fowler, Alison Conroy, Lois Goodley and Sandra Ainley.

ENTERPRISING residents who run their own shop at a supported housing complex in Spalding have received a five-star rating for food hygiene.

Fondly known as Ye Olde Shoppe at Nene Court, off Thames Road, it sells a variety of produce including milk, bread, fresh meat, frozen foods, household essentials and sweets, and helps save residents a trip out to the local shops.

The award comes under the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme which has been launched in South Holland.

Nene Court residents are also making use of newly installed lifts at the complex. Lifts have also been installed at two other South Holland District Council-supported housing schemes at Trinity Court, Crowland, and Glen Haven, Pinchbeck.

The three new platform lifts replace the original lifts that had been there for more than 40 years.

Nene Court housing scheme manager Alison Conroy said: “The lift is a great asset to our complex as the old one had done its service. The new lift has more room for wheelchairs and is easily accessible for everyone and it’s much more modern.

“The shop has been here for about 13 years and has gone from strength to strength.”