Waterman Aspen colleagues seconded to Stockport Council (Gavin Lightbown, Jill Yates, Craig Peet and Gillian Kidd) used their social value day to support the Friends of Ladybrook Valley in Bramhall, Stockport.
Ladybrook Valley (also known as Happy Valley) is a very popular nature reserve for the local community, parts of which are also a site of biological importance. The site covers a huge 17 hectares and is home to the the Ladybrook River There is also a mixture of habitats including the ancient woodland of Great Reddish Woods.
Throughout the day, the team help with all sorts of tasks including:
- Constructing a hibernaculum for amphibians
- Cutting back brambles and holly bushes to allow light to penetrate the woodland floor which overtime will stimulate and increase the spread of the resident bluebell population
- Digging shallow drainage channels to allow water to flow off footpaths.
Fortunately, the weather held out and the rain stayed away for the whole day! A huge thank you to the team of volunteers who used their social value day to support this fantastic cause.