Grand Opening of New Luxury Care Home with Buntingford Town Mayor – Wednesday 21st March

Grand Opening with the Town Mayor, Councillor John Noades and Councillor Jeff Jones Buntingford’s brand-new care home, Layston Grove, has been officially opened this week by honoured guests Town Mayor, Councillor John Noades and Councillor Jeff Jones. The home opened its doors to local healthcare professionals, community associates and business owners, giving them the opportunity […]


Public Open Day | Sunday 18th March

Layston Grove, Buntingford’s brand new luxury care home opened its doors to the public last Sunday 18th March and gave potential residents and their families and friends a full preview day with tours of the home and the chance to discuss care requirements and room reservations with the management and staff team. Home Manager, Sam Campbell […]


Public Open Day Sunday 28th January

The brand new, purpose built home, located in Timken Way South, was visited by over 100 visitors this Sunday.  This provided each of them with the opportunity to view the luxury new home and meet the staff. Tours of the luxury three story home took place with guests viewing all the facilities including the cinema, […]

Timken Time Capsule Wednesday 17th January 2018

Timken Grange, enlisted the help of local school, Millway Primary and Friends of Timken to bury a time capsule on their site.  Pupils of the school have been busy collecting artefacts, including medals, bookmarks and a school time-table for the time capsule which will create a lasting tribute to the renowned British Timken factory which […]


Residents marvel at nature

Our residents were treated to a fascinating afternoon of getting right back to nature.  We hooked up with local initiative Rent A Beast who came along to Kingfisher Court to share their amazing creatures with us all. A number of the residents took a little persuading to come close to the insects but anxieties were […]


Stroke Association Benefits

Some of our more artistic residents, their family and friends all enjoyed an enjoyable afternoon learning the art of floristry. Many neighbours who live in Sutton and surrounding areas visited Kingfisher Court to understand and learn how to create simple but effective bouquets and posies from selected flowers. Claire Adsetts, who has a passion for […]


Dedicated Hosts Appointed. Autumn 2017.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of dedicated Hospitality Hosts Carla Willows and Jodie Phipps.  Both Carla and Jodie have joined the Kingfisher Court team to assist with meal times and to be solely available for residents hospitality requirements throughout the day. Carla has worked for a number of 5 star hotels both in this […]

5 Star review from TV’s Hotel Inspector

Renowned and respected TV Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson is perhaps known for being a little difficult to please.  Unwavering high standards and a strong love of food together with owning her own hotel and restaurant meant she was the perfect candidate for the Channel 5 TV series.  Ruth presented the series which was broadcast here […]


Timken Grange Select Preview hits the mark

Neighbours of Timken Grange were treated to a select preview of the new luxury residential and dementia care home due to open in January 2018.  Rachel Cadd and her team welcomed friendly local faces to the Poppy Field Farm where everyone enjoyed an informal evening learning about the new home. There is significant interest in […]


Timken Grange Recruitment Search Kicks Off

Tuesday 28th November, 2017.  Rachel Cadd and her team were kept busy meeting and assessing potential candidates for a variety of positions at our new home which is due to open in January.  To date, we have received almost 700 applicants wishing to join us at Timken Grange and yesterday’s assessment was another step forward […]


Layston Grove Topping Out Ceremony

Wednesday 8th November, 2017. The Mayor of Buntingford, Councillor John Noades and his Consort Janet Noades helped to ward off and appease any displaced spirits during the construction of Layston Grove in Buntingford.  Through the placing of the last roof tile and making the dwelling watertight, the tradition is long held as a celebration and […]


Hoarding removed to reveal brand new home

The hoardings surrounding Timken Grange have been removed to reveal our brand new home.  Work commenced on the former British Timken site in January 2017.  On agreeing the final design we worked closely with local planners to make sure our home retained as much of the original look and feel of British Timken as possible.  […]


Landmark Topping Out Ceremony at Historic British Timken Site

Timken Grange holds it’s official Topping Out Ceremony on Friday 22nd September.   Home Manager Rachel Cadd joined Deputy Mayor Tony Ansell with  founding directors Andrew Long and Chris Babington in the tradition of selecting the last remaining tile to seal the construction. The topping out ceremony reflects the ancient practice of celebrating the bedding […]


Significant Hires for Oakdale Care Group

Oakdale Care Group Strides Forward with Strategic Appointments Oakdale Care Group has made two strategic appointments in readiness of their imminent expansion plans.  The group opened Kingfisher Court in Sutton-in-Ashfield earlier this year and is due to open two new homes in the next six months, all being built by specialist care developer, LNT Care […]


Timken Grange Welcomes Home Manager

Luxury Duston Care Home Welcomes New Manager   Brand new Duston care home, Timken Grange, has announced the appointment of Home Manager, Rachel Cadd.  Timken Grange, which will be operated by Oakdale Care Group, is due to open in January 2018 and is on the site of the former British Timken bearings factory in Duston. […]


Dementia Awareness Evening WEDNESDAY 16th AUGUST, 6pm

Dementia Awareness Evening at Kingfisher Court on  Wednesday 16th August 2017 at 6pm. The event,  although informal with refreshments,  is designed to be informative and helpful to anyone who knows someone who is living with Dementia.  We understand the importance of understanding dementia and we believe that carers and family are better prepared if they are informed.  Care […]

Kingfisher Court welcomed MP at open day

Article in Chad News 21 June 2017 Sutton’s newest care home, welcomed MP Gloria DePiero to help celebrate National Care Home Open Day. Kingfisher Court, which opened in April, saw the staff and management in brightly coloured 1970s fancy dress and they got involved with the residents’ activities including various stalls, games, a charity raffle […]


Kingfisher Court welcomes our first resident

Brand New Sutton-in-Ashfield Care Home Welcomes its First Resident Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home, Kingfisher Court, has officially welcomed its first resident.  Betty Banbury, who has lived in the local area all her life, moved in last month and has been settling into her new home well. Kingfisher Court was officially opened by Rtd Lt Col […]

Paul Quirk at Care England Forum

Paul Quirk sets up early at the Care England Forum, Northamptonshire. This business forum hosts over 170 senior delegates from the UK care home sector. Leading operators meet to discuss developments and opportunities within the care home industry.  This is Paul’s first opportunity to formally represent Kingfisher Court in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.  This is Oakdale Care […]


Duston Care Home Build Underway

We are delighted to be on site at Timken Grange in Duston, Northamptonshire. Work has commenced on building our specially designed, luxury 66 bedroom care home.  Our new home with luxury features including; cinema, library, garden room and tea shop is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens. Timken Grange is being built on the former site […]


Oakdale Care Group, has appointed a new manager for its first care home, Kingfisher Court at Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Paul Quirk is an experienced care, hospitality and services manager with several awards and has previously worked with Avery Healthcare and Sunrise Senior Living.  “I am delighted and excited to be working with this new innovative and growing care group” said Mr Quirk. “Commissioning a new home is the aspiration of many care home managers […]