Lord and Lady Howe helped open a new summer house for adults with learning disabilities in Hazlemere. 

The pair were guests of honour at Cotswold Cottage, on Grange Road, on November 26 to officially mark the completion of a new summer house for residents. 

Cotswold Cottage looks after eight adult residents with learning disabilities. 

The new summer house features double doors for wheelchair access so residents can enjoy the outdoor space. 

The project was supported by a number of local businesses including Ted's Sheds, which designed the summer house, Lords of Seer Green and Gordons of Hazlemere which both part-donated paving slabs for a new footpath and gardeners at the nearby allotments donated plants. 

MidCounties Co-op also donated £900 from their community programme to help with the project, having previously done voluntary work for Cotswold Cottage.

Liz Harris, service director of learning disabilities at The Fremantle Trust, which runs Cotswold Cottage, said: “It was a real honour to welcome Lord and Lady Howe alongside the summer house project volunteers to mark the official launch of this fantastic facility for residents.

"We’re very grateful to the whole project team for turning this lovely idea into a reality and for working so hard to galvanise support from the community.”

Avril Thompson, who was one of the project's co-ordinator's, added: "I would like to add my gratitude for the wonderful generosity of local companies and for the help given by volunteers, as well as all the hard work from the team at Cotswold Cottage.

"I hope that residents, their families and members of the team enjoy their new summer house and that the relationships we have established will continue to flourish.”