THERE was cause for celebration last week as the mayor of Taunton, councillor Sue Lees, and chair of Somerset West and Taunton, councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey, paid a visit to officially open the new Show Suite at Kingfisher Court.

To mark the occasion, councillors’ Sue Lees and Hazel Prior-Sankey, joined the sales team at Kingfisher Court, to perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the show suite at the Retirement Living Plus Development on South Street.

Councillor Sue Lees said: “I was thrilled to be invited to the opening of the Show Suite at Kingfisher Court. I was really pleased to see the outstanding development which will help enhance the number of choices available for older people in Taunton and beyond.”

Somerset County Gazette: Mayor of Taunton at Kingfisher.

The celebration gave Councillors’ Sue Lees and Hazel Prior-Sankey the opportunity to take a guided tour of Kingfisher Court, where they enjoyed a glass of fizz with prospective homeowners.

Local retirees were also able to tour the show apartments and view the social areas including the on-site bistro and communal lounge, offering them the opportunity to experience the lifestyle on offer at Kingfisher Court.

Verity McKay, divisional marketing manager at McCarthy Stone Southern, commented: “It was fantastic to mark this latest milestone at Kingfisher Court. We are all extremely proud of the development and we were delighted to be able to unveil the impressive Show Suite to Councillors’ Sue Lees and Hazel Prior-Sankey – the feedback so far has been really encouraging.”

Kingfisher Court comprises a host of stunning one and two-bedroom apartments for the over 70s.

Available at the Kingfisher Court Retirement Living Plus development is a stylish and welcoming communal lounge, perfect for socialising with new neighbours, landscaped gardens maintained by McCarthy Stone’s team, and a handy guest suite for when family and friends come to stay.

To find out more about Kingfisher Court, please contact McCarthy Stone on 0800 3100 383 or visit