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Giving back to society this Spring

Over the last month our teams have been making of the most of the warmer weather as they helped communities and enhanced the environment near areas which we are working in.

In support of the Great British Spring Clean initiative, many of our teams and senior leaders volunteered their time to help #KeepBritainTidy.

One team collected over 19 bags of rubbish by the verges near our site office in Binley. Our Scheme Delivery Framework, joined by our supply chain colleagues Tyla and Logicalps, helped clear refuse in the Collyhurst area, supporting Manchester City Council. Colleagues also partnered with Friends of Sowe Valley, a local community group in Coventry, to collect several bags of rubbish as well as helping to remove the overgrowth along the River Sowe.

Our Regional Civil Engineering Team working at A27 Monks Park, where they are constructing a new roundabout and junction improvement works in North Lancing, donated £350 worth of books and gift vouchers to a local school.

The donations will help to support the school’s learning initiatives and enhance education for young children.

Following a successful delivery of £1,500 worth of donations to four Trussell Trust Charities near the the M25 in December last year, our Highways team  once again visited ahead of the Easter weekend. 

The team delivered over £1,500 worth of essential food items that were brought with donations from the Octavius team,  our M25 supply chain partner Techjoint and members of the M25 community.

The locations include North Enfield, Epsom & Ewell, Hillingdon and Bexley.

Nicola Weymouth, Social Value and Sustainability Advisor for Highways joined colleagues from our customer, Essex County Council and spent a day volunteering at The Bounty Club in Harlow. 

The Club is run by local charities and is set up like a marketplace as local companies donate essential food items and The Club sell it for 40% cheaper, helping local people to afford essential items and preventing food being sent to landfill. Throughout the day the group helped to tidy and stack shelves and served customers.

Chris Bates, our Social Value Advisor for Rail spent a day supporting Hampshire Countryside Service. He helped the team to install a new Kissing Gate on the Hangers Way footpath in Selborne, as the old stile became rotten and restricted access for those with mobility impairments.

He also helped the team to cut back overgrown vegetation on the fence and hedges around the gate. The new gate will help wheelchair users access the footpath easier.


Ahead of Easter, Regional Civil Engineering teams donated hundreds of Easter eggs to many important causes in Hampshire and Southampton. This includes Mountbatten Hampshire Hospice, Ronald McDonald House, Jean’s House (Young Lives vs Cancer) and St Monica’s Church.

A huge well done and thank you to everyone involved for giving up your time to help local communities.

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