Nursery schoolchildren put a smile on everyone’s faces when they joined the official opening of a new care home, along with their local MP and mayor.
The children from Busy Bees Nursery met their new neighbours at Edwalton Manor Care Home, in Landmere Lane for a fun-packed community day, which included burying a time capsule to celebrate the opening of the home.
Cllr Tina Combellack, Mayor of Rushcliffe said: “I know the team are thrilled to be part of our community and look forward to meeting our residents and welcoming them here to Edwalton Manor which will have a whole new and vibrant community of its own, so without further ado, I’d like to pronounce Edwalton Manor officially open!”
The children couldn’t wait to get busy on the time capsule project as well as explore the luxury new home, including getting a chance to try out the cinema and play games in the lounge area.
Regional Community Relations Lead Matt Brown said “It has been wonderful to see so many of the local residents here today. It is such a lovely area, and we are privileged to be able to serve the local community.
“We have some great ideas about how to get involved with the local community, and our wonderful time capsule project with the youngsters from Busy Bees was the start of many exciting projects to come. We’re open to visits, so please do stop by and say hello!”
Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards also joined the event and was able to meet the new staff and talk to them about plans for the home.
The home, set to create 50 jobs, will provide 80-bedrooms and is built on the site of a former rose field.
Home Manager Catherine Bower said “We are delighted to open our doors to our first residents and to be able to offer such a beautiful environment. It’s our mission to provide an outstanding care experience for both our residents and their families, who’ll feel happy in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving the highest level of care.”