The Hartcliffe residents singing their way through lockdown

  • Report by Ellie Barker

A group of people living in sheltered accommodation in Bristol have been telling ITV News how they've been coping with lockdown.

Residents at Walwyn Gardens are used to showing spirit and strength, and this they say is how they're choosing to get through lockdown.

They spend most afternoons in the garden at the sheltered accommodation in Hartcliffe singing songs.

Resident Jackie Birdman enjoying her afternoon sing-a-long Credit: ITV West Country

The residents don't just stay in the garden, they take their singing outside each Thursday evening to show their appreciation for the NHS, and have even been described on social media as 'The heart of the community'.

Previously residents have told ITV News previously they felt Hartcliffe had been forgotten.

They sing outside Walwyn Gardens to show their appreciation for the NHS Credit: Viewer's footage

ITV have filmed with the people of Walwyn Gardens several times previously as they have fought for better living conditions.

Bristol City Council has apologised and work is still due to begin in October.

Work is due to start in October Credit: ITV West Country
The people of Walwyn Gardens tell us they will continue to help one another and keep singing for as long as they must Credit: ITV West Country