Amey’s highways team braves the heat to help GirlGuiding Gloucestershire  

22 June 2017
Image of Amey employees maintaining a children's park.

Amey’s highways team has braved the heatwave to spruce up the grounds of the Girlguiding Gloucestershire head office in Cowley, spending a fourth consecutive year volunteering there.

Employees from across the highways team - 21 in total – including from the drainage team, structures, Public Rights of Way, the contact centre and the depots all came together to get the camp ready for the busy summer months. They painted the outdoor play area, toilet block, outdoor shelter, fence and the picnic furniture. The log store is now replenished as they moved, chopped and split wood, and they moved and burned all the broken and unwanted furniture. At the end of the day, their hard work was rewarded with tea and cake supplied by the local Trefoil Guild.

Sarah Crocombe, Activity Centre Manager for Girlguiding Gloucestershire said: ‘‘The difference a day can make! The volunteer day that Amey staff come and do for Girlguiding Gloucestershire at our Activity Centre and Deer Park each year has had a huge impact on our site. The work they complete in just one day means that guiding, scouting and other youth groups from around our county and farther afield can come to a well maintained, safe environment. We wouldn’t be able to get half the work done without their commitment to helping us each year, and we can’t say a big enough thank you to all who have contributed over the past years for their hard work.”

Lianne Butler White, Communications and Engagement Manager for Gloucestershire Highways, said: “It’s the fourth year that we’ve supported the Girl Guides at Cowley, donating some 960 hours to such a great cause. We all enjoyed it, the grounds look so much better and we have all returned with a healthy glow! Plans are already afoot for next year’s event which we hope will be even bigger!”