Read about the life and work of the Attingham Wardens
Attingham Park is a National Trust property comprising of an 18th Century mansion set in a Repton landscape; the Park and wider Estate includes a deer park, walled garden, several miles of the rivers Severn and Tern, extensive farmland and woodlands.
Thursday, 27 January 2011
E-On volunteer day
Today we had a corporate volunteering day, with 18 staff and trainees from E-On coming to work for a day in the Black Wood. The wood is on a quieter part of the Estate and, since last April, the base for a local Forest School. Today there were two projects to complete; the fencing off of a WWII bunker (to prevent young children from entering the bunker) and clearing the woodland perimeter fence of bramble and tree branches so that we can check its condition and make any repairs. The team arrived full of energy and enthusiasm, and after a safety talk and risk assessment got stuck in...
< The bramble was thick and the fence totally overgrown in places
< But with a pair of thick gloves, some loppers, bowsaws and brushing hooks, they made quick work of clearing nearly the entire fenceline. Fantastic!
< The rest of the group drove posts into the ground with a drivall and carefully secured a chestnut paling fence
It was great to work alongside such an eager group and spirits didn't drop all day, despite the chilly weather! Good luck to the new recruits with the rest of their training, and I hope to be working with E-On again soon.