WSP is a large global organisation that creates sustainable engineering solutions. The staff are allowed to take two volunteer days per year to volunteer in various sectors. WSP volunteers had already visited Manor Green Park to build the compost bins a few years ago. As we had used wooden pallets for the bins, they slowly deteriorated and needed to be replaced.
So, on Friday 22nd October, eight new and enthusiastic volunteers from WSP came to Manor Green Park to mend and rebuild the bins. They soon got to work on moving the well-rotted compost so they could reconstruct two new compost bins.
The Manor Green Park volunteers had also discussed improving the top entrance to the park by removing brambles, overhanging branches and planting hedging trees. Once again, the WSP volunteers got stuck in and even managed to plant crocuses and snowdrops on the site.
We stopped for tea and talked about WSP’s efforts to combat climate change. Thanks to our crafty baker volunteers, WSP were able to tuck into A LOT of cake, before returning to the tasks in hand. They were even happy to help trim some overgrown bushes around the sensory garden and give the area a good mulch with our compost.
Thank you WSP for your hard work and enthusiastic approach. We couldn’t have done it without you and hope we can meet again in 2022!