Green fingered colleagues care about conservation

01/03/2016
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Colleagues from our Beeston, Stapleford and Loughborough branches swapped business suits for wellington boots to take part in an initiative aimed at ‘loving your local park’.

The team of branch managers and customer reviewers were at Highfields Park on Friday (26 February) to help the park ranger and members of the public carry out vital conservation work as part of a Nottingham City Council project called ‘A Force For Nature’.

It sees people take to nearby parks across Nottingham with their local ranger and help with tasks such as tidying up, digging and planting to improve the environment for everyone using those spaces.

Beeston branch customer adviser Amy Holden said: “I read about ‘A Force For Nature’ in a newsletter and knew straight away that it was something we should get involved in as an organisation as we believe in being at the heart of the community in which we trade.

“We enjoyed donning our scruffs and heading to Highfields to play our part in making sure it remains the beautiful park we all know and love.”

Highfields park ranger Steve Clarke added: “Highfields Park is a beautiful green space soon to receive essential restoration works funded largely by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Part of the funded works includes the implementation of an activity plan aimed at providing opportunities like this one.

“Volunteers are the life-blood of some of our parks and natural spaces and provide an invaluable workforce which enables us to drive forward developments further still. These sessions are about encouraging people who love the park as much as we do to get involved and to help to keep it looking lovely.”

Photo caption: Amy Holden, Susan Thorpe, Katie Brown and Karen Hill helped out at Highfields Park.

Green fingered colleagues


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