COVID-19 Community Support Group
We’ve heard of many lovely acts of neighbourly care in our community, which is wonderful and which we hope will continue. In addition, Leigh Woods and Abbots Leigh are setting up COVID-19 community support groups comprising volunteers who live in the area.
In Leigh Woods, the Leigh Woods Society leafleted every household asking if people needed support and for volunteers. We have had a fantastic response (about 30) from people willing to help. These volunteers will, hopefully, by now have distributed a CARD introducing themselves with their contact details for anyone who is self isolating and might need assistance, such as shopping or just a friendly chat in anxious times. Ideally the volunteers will each be responsible for an area of households very close to them.
In Leigh Woods, the support group will be co-ordinated by Gill Dixon and Mark Rayson. They can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are self isolating and need support please contact your volunteer in the first instance, any problems let the coordinators know. Many, many thanks to all the volunteers.
Leigh Woods is a residential area set in trees bordered by the Clifton Suspension Bridge, National Trust Woodlands and the 90 acre estate of Ashton Park. It is a unique area in Bristol and North Somerset that fosters friendship and the creation of sociable neighbourhood for all ages. Leigh Woods has approximately 315 households (all types of property) and has an active ‘Society’.