Sir – I take great exception to the choice of words made by a local councillor when she was interviewed on Oxford TV on the subject of the Richmond Villages retirement development in Witney.
I live in a block of apartments reserved for sale to those over 60 so I must assume that she considers me “ghettoised” and forced to live among people with whom I have nothing in common.
I am insulted and offended by the uninformed generalisation.
To begin with, we all have two things in common: we have chosen not to live among younger families and we have – for the most part – downsized from much larger homes.
More importantly, we have decided on what felt right for us.
Any older person wishing to live in a multi-generational environment is free to do so. We are not – at a certain age – herded willy-nilly into any particular housing situation.
This lady should speak not of what she does not understand.
Ronald Day, Priory Mill Lane, Witney