AUG 00] NUNEATON & BEDWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL NEWS
Workers to Spend Four Months In The Community
Workers at an
industrial plant in Nuneaton have been ‘loaned’ to the council
after their factory was burned to the ground.
Employees at Abbey
Metal Finishing will be working on community projects until their new
building is up and running again.
It means the 11 will
be working on schemes that the council probably would not have been
able to afford.
managing director at Abbey Metal Finishing, said his staff could work
on the projects. They have recently received health and safety
training and issued with appropriate protective clothing.
The schemes they are
working on include: meadow and stream maintenance in Whittleford Park,
woodland area maintenance in West Nuneaton, Keresley Green Track
footpath maintenance at the rear of Howat Road plus general footpath
and bridleway clearance.
If time allows, they
could move on to: hedgerow planting, wildflower management, clean up
project of Brook Fields, and establishment of a new environmental
Mr Bagguley explained
his actions. He said:
“As a result of a
serious fire which damaged our premises earlier this year, Abbey
Metal Finishing have been able to make staff available to carry out
involvement in these projects has given those involved a sense of
personal achievement and seeing the results of their work around the
borough will give them enormous pride for years to come.
“I believe that
the staff will also benefit by increasing their team building skills
and work ethic."
Councillor Bob Hicks,
chair of the human resources committee, said:
"On behalf of
the authority, I welcome this offer from Abbey Metal Finishing.
“It not only
signifies innovative partnership working, but will have a beneficial
effect on the community and stimulate ownership of the environment.
“This is a unique
event in partnership between the Council and the community.
This has surely been an ill wind that has blown many people
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