Shanklin Town Council approached Amey asking for help removing the unwanted foliage which had taken over the building’s car park, meaning many areas were no longer accessible and staff struggled to park their cars.
Staff from Amey cleared the access path and main car park area and removed the green waste as part of the work. As part of Amey’s community involvement scheme, each staff member is given an additional day of paid leave to carry out work that benefits the community.
Shanklin Mayor, Councillor Jon Gilbey, contacted Amey to ask for help and said:
“I would like to personally thank Amey on behalf of the volunteers at Shanklin Community library, for the hard work in clearing the overgrown parking area to the rear of the property.
“This section of land had been left unattended for many years, and had become virtually inaccessible to the volunteers to park their cars when turning up to work. Shanklin Town Council contacted Amey to see if they could help after hearing of their community involvement day scheme and this whole area has now been transformed into a usable parking area for the volunteers and users, but more importantly it is now at a manageable level to keep clear”.
Paul Southall, director for Amey on the Isle of Wight, added:
“This was a big job for our staff but they got stuck in and cleared a large amount of unwanted foliage and weeds. The transformation of the path and car park was quite dramatic when they were finished.
“We were very pleased to help the library and the staff were very appreciative of the work. We have a number of other days lined up to benefit the Island’s community and are looking forward to them.”
Amey staff have recently carried out community involvement days in Brading and Cowes and have upcoming events in areas including Newport and Bembridge.