An ox sculpture which is set to be part of a major public art installation this summer has arrived at a care home to be decorated.

The fibreglass ox was given to The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) for its participation in OxTrail and is currently stationed in a hairdressing salon at Longlands, an OSJCT care home.

Residents at Longlands and the Oxford City Council cabinet member for housing, Linda Smith, welcomed the ox to its temporary residence.

Ms Smith, who is running for election in May, visited Longlands to discuss issues and urge residents to vote in the upcoming elections.

During her visit, she saw the refurbishment of the home's reception and listened to the garden plans in preparation for this year's Trust in Bloom competition.

The visit also created an opportunity for Ms Smith and other residents to discuss decoration plans for the ox which will be displayed outdoors as part of OxTrail from July 6 to August 29.

The decorated ox is titled 'The Power of Hands' and features handprints from residents and team members.

Longlands home manager, Kelly-Marie Allen, said: "We support all our residents who wish to vote in local and general elections, it’s an important democratic right.

"We also encourage our residents to take an interest in the local community and we keep them up to date with developments in the Blackbird Leys area."