A group from the firm volunteered with EPIKS (Environmental Projects in Kirklees) this week to carry out some tasks along the River Colne in Huddersfield.
The day involved creating an accessible path along the river from the car park by laying recycled permeable grids and gravel, cutting back vegetation from the path, litter picking and painting the litter bins and direction signs.
Each colleague in the firm has a volunteer day which they are encouraged to take to contribute positively to our communities. “It was a great day to come together with colleagues outside of the office and make a difference to the environment around us. It was a real team effort and we bonded as a group throughout the day. There was hard work, creativity and not forgetting, tea and biscuits! We all went home with a real sense of accomplishment.” Chloe Scott, Marketing and Events Executive.
Huddersfield has some stunning stretches of rivers, canals and green spaces supporting ideal habitats for wildlife and places for people to relax, spend time in nature and avoid traffic and pollution.
“A great day yesterday in all respects. Very productive in terms of access improvements, good weather and location. A really big thank you from us, for everyone’s hard work.” Jeff Keenlyside, Director, EPIKS.
EPIKS are working with local residents, community groups and businesses to create a cleaner, greener and more accessible riverside nature park for all to enjoy. The development will inspire and benefit local communities, boost the local economy and help to take action for the Climate Emergency so we encourage you to get involved if you can.
Some pictures from the day: