Deputy Lord Mayor helps Fishponds retirees plant a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee

People at Churchill Retirement Living’s New Pooles Lodge development in Fishponds came together recently to plant a tree in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

On Thursday 31st March apartment Owners and Colleagues were joined by Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Andrew Varney to plant a Mountain Ash sapling in the development’s communal gardens. The event was part of the “Queen’s Green Canopy” initiative, created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. With a focus on planting sustainably, the initiative encourages tree planting to create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, which will benefit future generations.

Rachel Walsh, Regional Sales & Marketing Director for Churchill Retirement Living, said: “It was great to welcome everyone to this special event to kick off this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at New Pooles Lodge, and we’d like to say a big thank you to the Deputy Lord Mayor for taking part. There are plenty more events happening soon at the Lodge to mark the Queen’s Jubilee year, and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a patriotic celebration and experience the lifestyle, friendship and sense of community on offer here.

Churchill will plant over 40 trees at its retirement developments across the country this spring as part of the “Queen’s Green Canopy” initiative, helping to highlight the value of trees and woodlands as nature’s way to clean the air we breathe, slow the impact of climate change, create important wildlife habitats and improve our general health and wellbeing. Further information on the initiative is available at

New Pooles Lodge is a collection of stylish one and two bedroom retirement apartments available to buy now. Considerately designed with the over 60s in mind, its privately owned accommodation comes with the benefits of a communal Owners’ Lounge, a Guest Suite, a Lodge Manager, and a 24 hour emergency call alarm service.

To find out more about the tree planting and the regular programme of social events at New Pooles Lodge, call 0117 9113 176 or visit