Screwfix staff support South Somerset Country Rangers
A team of 15 people from Screwfix Head Office, in Yeovil, took part in a volunteering day to help South Somerset District Council’s Countryside Rangers tidy up after the recent storm damage.
The storms over the Christmas and New Year period caused lots of destruction across the local area including the Yeovil Country Park. Countryside Rangers at the park, managed by South Somerset District Council, reported a number of trees having been uprooted during the storms.
The group called for as many volunteers as possible to help clear up and restore the park back to its tidy state. The team were tasked with tree planting, clearing fallen trees, tidying pond areas and clearing debris making it safe for the local community. They also helped repair the woodland play area which was vandalised some nights before.
Mark Coombe, Pricing Manager at Screwfix, comments: “We were looking for something different to do for The Screwfix Foundation, and something that also allowed us to work together as a team. The opportunity to help clear up after the weather damage this winter, and get outdoors was an ideal solution. Hopefully this can raise awareness of the good work the Rangers do, and encourage others to volunteer.”
A Spokesman for the Yeovil Country Park comments: “The storms had a devastating effect on our woodlands and there was plenty of work to be done. We’re extremely grateful to the team at Screwfix who dedicated their time and effort to help us restore the park to its clean and tidy state.”
As well as volunteering time and effort, Screwfix also donated £500 worth of landscaping tools to help the Country Rangers to continue to maintain the Country Park for its local residents.