Banbury MP grilled by care home residents at dining room opening

Featherton House care home in Deddington has received a visit from Banbury MP, Victoria Prentis, who officially opened its refurbished conservatory and dining room.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 1:21 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 2:55 pm
Joan with MP Victoria Prentis
Joan with MP Victoria Prentis

The MP was assisted during the ribbon cutting ceremony by 99-year-old resident Joan Hearmon.

Victoria said: "It is always a joy to visit Featherton House. We are blessed with a variety of great of care homes in North Oxfordshire, especially when they are filled with so much love and care.

“The new refurbishments are an excellent addition to an already fantastic facility. I especially enjoyed the garden and am looking forward to seeing it in the summer."

The much-improved dining area and conservatory is part of an extensive improvement programme at the care home. Residents have already been enjoying the new facilities, where they recently enjoyed Burns Night celebrations.

Residents also had the opportunity to chat with Mrs Prentis about current affairs, their views on the local area and what will happen now the UK has left the European Union.

Jessica Broadbent, 91, said: “It was lovely to have Mrs Prentis visit and see the work we’ve had done at Featherton House.

“I spoke to her about the pot holes outside Featherton and she said she would look into it.”

Rachel Freeman, acting manager of Featherton House, added: “At Featherton House we’re delighted to be a part of our local community. That’s why it was such a pleasure to welcome Mrs Prentis to look round our refurbishments and officially open the dining area.”