Volunteers from Watford Community Housing and two of our contractor partners were joined by two wonderful resident volunteers – Paul and Linda – to tidy up Boundary Way and make communal areas greener, on a day that quickly turned torrential!
Our representatives worked alongside volunteers from Accuro – our grounds maintenance and cleaning contractor – and Life Build, the building contractor currently working on the development at Boundary Way.
Not put off by the downpour, Paul and Linda were keen to get stuck in and brighten up their community, having been Boundary Way residents for much of their lives – as Paul explained: “We’ve lived here for 43 years and we’ve seen a lot of changes!”
Linda added: “We just thought it would be a nice thing to do, we would like to get involved and volunteer more in the area.” The pair wasted no time getting to work, weeding beds alongside volunteers from Accuro, the contractor which maintains the green areas owned by Watford Community Housing in Boundary Way.
With generous £1,000 donations from Accuro and Life Build, the team were able to select a beautiful array of plants to be laid in areas that were in particular need of care. Providing tools, trucks and materials, team Accuro were on hand to even provide a handy step-by-step demonstration in planting for the less green-fingered volunteers.
Despite the rain, residents were keen to see the work being done and were able to meet the teams that work in their community and ask them questions about their day-to-day work.
Jane Pursey, Senior Estates and Contractors Officer for Watford Community Housing said: “We run volunteer days such as this to brighten up neighbourhoods and help bring communities together. They also create an opportunity for residents to get involved and become familiar with the teams working in their area. We want to say a big ‘thank you’ to Paul and Linda for getting involved, and to our partners at Accuro and Life Build, who have donated time and money to help make improvements here. With such an incredible amount done in less than kind conditions, we look forward to returning to Boundary Way to transform more areas in the future.”
Barry Joyce, Operations Director at Accuro Environmental said: “Today has been fantastic. Everybody has been enthusiastic and keen about what we wanted to achieve today. As an organisation we like to get involved with tenants so they can understand the work we do and demonstrate the effort that goes into maintaining these green spaces.”
William McCausland, Quantity Surveyor at Life Build said: “We have quite a presence here and the work we have done to help with planting today is the least we could do for the residents of Boundary Way.”