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National Highway Project Team gets stuck on Volunteer Day at Paynes Hill Park

A team of 15 spent the day with Sally Park staff on the list of first graders who sprout and renew the laurel area. Coppicing is an ancient method of forest management that involves cutting down trees to stumps so that new shoots can grow. This not only prolongs the life of trees, but also improves biodiversity and increases light to areas that provide a paradise for wildlife.

Painshill is a beautiful 18th-century landscape garden in Cobham, Surrey, created as a living painting by Charles Hamilton. The 158-acre site features dramatically arranged garden buildings, including forests, winding lakes, meadows, abandoned monasteries, Gothic temples, caves, and rustic hermitage.

Chris Welby Eberhard said the regional director of the national highway said of the team’s achievements on the day:

I was really happy to get my hands dirty that day and enjoyed the time with the Pain’s Hill Park team. It was great to experience first-hand the wonderful work of maintaining this beautiful and historic landscape.

We all felt that we had made a meaningful contribution and the end of the day was too early. It was also a great opportunity for the project team to spend time together after working remotely for a long time. I didn’t hesitate to encourage others to join Painshill if I had a few hours to spare.

Paul Griffiths, director of Painshill, added:

It was an honor to welcome the team at the M25 Junction 10 / A3 Wisley Interchange Project in Painshill. I am deeply grateful to the people who took the time to volunteer in the landscape.

As a small charity, Painshill relies on volunteers to protect and maintain our historic sites. Volunteering as a corporate group can be a great team building and community engagement exercise, and we hope you enjoyed your day outdoors in beautiful scenery.

Painshill relies on volunteers to protect the landscape and open to the public daily, and welcomes groups of volunteers from all types of organizations. Corporate volunteering provides an ideal opportunity for colleagues to get together outside the office and interact in a new environment. For national highways and Balfour Beatty, Coppicing provided a great team-building opportunity, and colleagues embraced it thoroughly.

Charities also rely on an army of more than 250 volunteers in a variety of roles, from gardening to maintenance, to running ticket desks and gift shops.

Anyone interested in volunteering can find details Painshill website.

For corporate volunteer opportunities, Corporate Opportunity Page.

Junction 10 of the M25 is one of the busiest places in the country, with large queues and heavy congestion every day. It also has one of the highest recorded collision rates across the UK highways and the Great Britain A. National Highways are planning significant upgrades to improve the journey of hundreds of thousands of drivers who use junctions daily and reduce collisions by about one-third.

The plan also includes some of the most extensive environmental work the national highway has ever done, restoring more than 22 hectares of wilderness and planting new forests. Britain’s first “Heathland” Green Bridge links pedestrians and cyclists to these important habitats for the first time.

The national highway is currently awaiting the decision of a development agreement order to take the next stage of the plan, and the decision is scheduled for November.

Anyone who wants to know more about the scheme should Visit the scheme website.

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National Highway Project Team gets stuck on Volunteer Day at Paynes Hill Park

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