Staff from our Group Risk and Customer teams volunteered their time at Arrow Valley Country Park in Redditch, assisting Redditch Borough Council’s park rangers with outdoor park maintenance.
This was the largest volunteering event we have arranged this year and was well received by the Council. They commented “Phoenix volunteers were very enthusiastic. They assisted with litter picking, pathway clearance and contributed to a large scale project of tree reduction in Millennium Wood.”
The works in the woodland area has multiple benefits:
The remaining trees will now have the opportunity to grow stronger and create a more sustainable and valuable woodland.
The trees removed will form the foundation for hibernacula habitats for resident reptiles and amphibians. Our volunteers helped arrange the pile of the cuttings, which will be topped with cut grass. The grass effectively works like a traditional thatched roof, helping to keep warmth within the structure.
Once the grass is removed from the meadow fields, the soil fertility will improve and the volume of wildflowers in that area will improve.
‘We feel extremely privileged to be able to work with Redditch Borough Council and help Arrow Valley Country Park. After spending the day with the Council representatives and seeing the number of local residents who use the park, we feel grateful to have been able to help our community and ensure the longevity of the Millennium Wood.’ Laura Broomfield, Group Risk
Read more in the press release that was issued from the event.