A NEW bistro has been officially opened by the Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees at The Beeches Care Home.
Mayor Councillor Maurice Perry and Mayoress Laraine Perry cut the ribbon at the event to officially declare the new facility open.
Residents, relatives and staff at the care home, on Green Lane, Newtown, all attended to celebrate the event and enjoy a glass a bucks fizz.
Residents Cicely Hartley and Gwen Baker were delighted to spent time with the Mayor.
Cicely said: “I feel like I’ve had dinner with the Queen.”
Helen Wood, home manager at The Beeches Care Home, said: “The new bistro was developed for residents and family members to meet in a more private setting than the main lounge, which is usually very bustling and busy.
“The bistro has a sleek, Italian style and theme to it, so it feels like a fresh and inviting place to stop for a coffee and a chat.
“We’d like to thank the Mayor and his wife for visiting our home to open the bistro.”