Over the winter months the volunteers who look after Peatmoor Copse in West Swindon, using traditional woodland management methods, have been clearing an overgrown area that had not been touched for years.
They turned to offenders on probation service community payback and also staff from water hygiene specialists Clarity for some muscle power to clear the felled wood, brambles and nettles so that new trees could be planted for coppicing in 2030.
Brian Caswell, head of surveying, and Zach Ockwell, at Clarity are offering their time to help community projects for a few hours as part of the Feelgood Friday initiative.
Clarity provides legionella risk assessments and water management consultancy.
Brian said: “We’re offering a sort of bob-a-job service for a couple of hours on a Friday – without the bob – and would like to hear from individuals who need a bit of help because of age or illness, or a group which requires a small job done. We’re open to challenges.”
To find out more call Brian on 01793 602562.
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Pictured: Zach, left, and Brian getting stuck in at Peatmoor.