Vale employees give back to community
Published 19 May 2015
Vale of Glamorgan Council employees devoted a day volunteering to help local community projects as part of Give and Gain Day 2015.
Staff from the Council’s Housing and Building Services Team supported the day with a community clean-up and skip amnesty in Barry, and a makeover at two of the Vale’s sheltered housing schemes.
One team undertook a community clean-up of the Williams Crescent area in Barry, cleaning and tidying the grounds, pathways and internal communal areas, as well as holding a skip amnesty day for the residents to dispose of any bulky or electrical household waste.
And another team of green-fingered Vale volunteers gave the outside spaces of Crawshay Court in Llantwit Major and Gwenog Court in Barry a makeover, where they took to weeding, grass raking, preparing hanging baskets, planting pots, and repainting the garden benches in the communal areas.
Cllr Bronwen Brooks, Cabinet Member for Housing, Building Maintenance and Community Safety, said: “Give and Gain Day was a celebration of the local community. It was a great opportunity to give something back and to see how dedicated Vale employees are to making improvements in their local area.”
Give and Gain Day, organised by business charity, Business in the Community (BITC), is the UK’s only national day which celebrates the power and potential of employee volunteering.