LAST Friday, new residents at the Chapel Gate development in Kingsclere Road participated in a community event.

Barratt Homes, the housebuilder of the development, hosted the event to get the residents together, some of whom will be celebrating their first Christmas at the development.

Residents were treated to mince pies and mulled wine, and Hook Choral Society performed a repertoire of Christmas carols and songs including favourites such as Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells and Silent Night.

The event was also an opportunity to for the new and existing homeowners to meet and socialise with each other.