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Waterman Aspen South team volunteer with Hampshire County Council

Waterman Aspen volunteers next to bridge structure

“It was such a pleasure to have Waterman Aspen employees join us for these two days. We worked brilliantly as a team, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time with us.”

Gemma Clinch – Community Engagement Ranger, North Access Team, Hampshire County Council

In July, colleagues from our South team volunteered with Hampshire Countryside Services to rebuild a bridge along a footpath and help with repairs to a car park near a popular local attraction.

Naturally, our colleagues who possess an abundance of technical knowledge couldn’t wait to get stuck in! The team started with the bridge, which had rotten timbers and unstable handrails – with a goal to make the bridge more accessible to people with additional mobility needs. The team removed the old timber, built new foundations, then raised the bridge using railway sleepers. A new kissing gate was then fitted to complete the structure, providing better access.

Next our volunteers helped with the repairs to the car park which is nearby to the popular tourist attraction, the Roman settlement of Silchester. The road surface had many pot holes and the team worked tirelessly to fill them, even the surface and pack the new material.

Although the team were tired after their hard work, they loved being out in the countryside and using their Waterman Aspen in the Community Day to volunteer for such a fantastic organisation. A huge thank you to Gemma Clinch – Community Engagement Ranger in the North Access Team who organised the day with us as well!

Waterman Aspen volunteers next to bridge structure
Waterman Aspen volunteers working on bridge
Waterman Aspen volunteers smoothing pot holes in car park

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