Volunteers Help to Develop a Community Area at Allotment Site

Volunteers Help to Develop a Community Area at Allotment Site

Volunteers from EE joined us on Thursday 27 February at our Victoria Close Allotment Site in Seaton Delaval to help with the development of a Community Area within the site.

The volunteers all work for EE at Cobolt Business Park and every year get the opportunity to participate in up to three days community volunteering.  The volunteers were organised by Andrew Harmes, a Seaton Delaval resident who contacted the council to see if there were any community projects that staff from EE could volunteer to help with.

Our Community Area is in the early stages of development and we were very happy to have EE staff help us with the work.  The volunteers carried out work on fixing the fence panels around the plot and digging up some of the old fence.

Councillor Stephen Stanners, Chair of the Council, met the volunteers as they started their day.  He said ‘this is a great initiative from EE to get their staff helping out in the community.  Their volunteering is greatly appreciated and will help start the work we have planned for our Community Area’.  Tracy, a spokesperson for the volunteers, said ‘The whole team really enjoyed the experience and got great satisfaction seeing the work come together, we really appreciate the council staff who made us feel welcome and kept us going with coffee and biscuits throughout the day’.

Pictured above is Cllr. Stephen Stanners along with the volunteers from EE and below some of the volunteers fencing the area off.