New Pooles Lodge Owners show community spirit with socially distanced festive fun

Owners at New Pooles Lodge in the Bristol suburb of Fishponds got into the festive spirit in December with a Christmas facemask competition and various other activities to bring the community together, even though many could not leave their apartments.

There was an impressive array of decorated masks, and all was done in a safe and socially distanced way, since the development’s communal areas remain closed with a range of measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Apartment Owner Barbara was declared one of the lucky winners, and she enjoyed her prize of a bottle of wine and chocolates. Her ‘holly and ivy’ creation may have not have been the most practical, but it was very decorative and a lot of fun!

As well as the festive facemasks, two apartment Owners have been spending their time in lockdown knitting woollen ‘trauma bears’ and multi-coloured ‘NHS octopuses’ to be donated to the local children’s hospital.

The Owners also took part in a competition to guess the weight of the Christmas turkey, proving that the sense of community spirit and companionship is alive and well at the Lodge, despite the strict ban on socialising that must remain in place for the time being.