I read with interest the news that the ICE is planning to sell Mill Hill Close. I must admit that I was surprised. I am not familiar with the area but I have visited the Close and was very impressed with the standard of accommodation and the well kept grounds.
I felt that it was a great asset and one that the ICE should maintain and be proud of. I was especially proud to be associated with an organisation which takes so much care of the people it has represented in the past.
That said, among all these big plans to sell the Close, there has been no indication of what happens to those remaining beneficiaries still living there if it is sold off. Please do not tell me that these folk, who have been living in Mill Hill Close for many years, are being forced into nursing homes. Surely that would be against the very raison d'etre of the Benevolent Fund?
Kate White kewhite@ctrl. co. uk