Marble Arch’s Great British Spring Clean efforts have brought the community together as local businesses were joined by over 250 school pupils for the national event. Between 22 March and 23 April, colleagues from Marble Arch companies and Councillor David Harvey, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Education and Skills; took part in events organised by the Marble Arch Community Programme.
On Tuesday 26 March, children at Hampden Gurney Primary School worked alongside colleagues from OsiSOFT to wash and sort plastic milk bottles. The volunteers then constructed an igloo themed den. The project is designed to raise awareness amongst pupils and their teachers about the versatility of household waste.
Volunteers from Cirrus Logic spent Wednesday 3 April at King Solomon Academy. The team worked tirelessly to construct a flatpack greenhouse. Later in the afternoon the team were joined by Councillor David Harvey to help Year 3 students plant sunflower seeds, which the children will take home and care for.
“It’s really nice to see the volunteers at the school and it’s good too for the pupils to meet different people so that we can develop wider communities. The children were so happy to take their planted seeds home and loved telling their parents about the new people they had met.” Rebecca Harrison, Year 3 class teacher, King Solomon Academy.
Our final hurrah to the Great British Spring Clean took place on Friday 12 April, when nine volunteers from construction firm Multiplex and Halcyon International School joined forces to reinvigorate the communal courtyard spaces at the Christian Union Almshouses on Crawford Place.
Under the careful direction of some of the elderly residents, the team transformed the much-loved space back to its former glory days. In just two hours, tough weeds were removed, new plants were planted and the paving slabs jet washed. To help maintain the newly planted flowers over the coming summer months, Halcyon students will be visiting the gardens to water and tend the plants.
If you would like to lend a helping hand in keeping local parks, playgrounds and pavements pleasant spaces for all to enjoy throughout the year, please contact our Community Team for details of opportunities.