Amey apprentices lend a hand for the Gosport Girl Guides

24 November 2014

New apprentices from Amey, who provide highways maintenance services across Hampshire for Hampshire County Council, have put some of their newly-learnt skills to good use by working in the local community in Gosport.

The team of seven Amey apprentices, with two other Amey employees, spent a day at the Gosport Girl Guides hut on Phoenix Way repainting the inside of the kitchen and toilet areas, and creosoting the exterior.

David Ogden, Account Director in Hampshire for Amey, said: “We were delighted to be able to support the Gosport Girl Guides once again, through our Community Involvement Day programme, where every employee can spend one day a year helping out a charity or community group of their choice. The team that took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were pleased at the difference the re-decoration made to the hut.”

Creosoting in advance of the winter weather conditions aims to protect the hut from water damage in the coming months. The team also cleared the guttering around the roof of leaves and dirt, to reduce the build-up and assist with drainage.

The interior decoration gave a much needed uplift to the kitchen and bathroom facilities within the hut, to finish the work started last year inside the main hall.

Sue Williams from the Gosport Girl Guides, said: “The headquarters has been of great value to the local area over the years but was in need of general repairs which the girls were unable to complete. The young men’s work has enabled it to continue being used for meetings into the foreseeable future; and the whole community are extremely grateful for the equipment and labour provided by Amey to complete this work.”