Wolston volunteers transform disused woodland into new nature walk - The Rugby Observer

Wolston volunteers transform disused woodland into new nature walk

Rugby Editorial 4th Jan, 2024   0

VOLUNTEERS in Wolston have transformed previously disused community woodland into a new nature walk.

Members of the Wolston Conversation Group and volunteers from Spitfire Homes and parent company IM Properties put on their gardening gloves and cleared weeds and undergrowth to create a pathway and make the area more usable for residents.

The space now offers villagers a peaceful and scenic spot near the local church and school.

As part of Spitfire and IM Properties’ Sustainable Futures strategy, each Spitfire employee is entitled to two paid volunteering days each year, to support projects in the communities where the business operates.

Amy Clayton, Quantity Surveyor at Spitfire Homes, said: “It was great to be involved in the volunteering day at Wolston and I found it a really rewarding experience to give something back to the local community.

“The new nature walk is located near to the village church and is a great spot for residents in Wolston, so we hope it gets put to good use by locals.“

Kerry Amory, Social Value Manager at IM Properties, added: “Being able to improve the woodland area in Wolston has given everyone a great sense of pride and highlights how our projects and investments can be used as a force for good.

“We’re actively looking for other volunteering opportunities in the area and would encourage local organisations to get in touch.”

Visit www.spitfirehomes.co.uk/contact to suggest community projects which need support or any further volunteering opportunities.


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