Every year since October 2016, staff from Camps Highways collaborate with CES (our sister company) and several members of the Area 3 Soft Estate team, to join with the Species Recovery Trust to do work on Highways England land along the M27, adjacent to the Portsdown Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The aim of the work was to aid the recovery of Field Cow-wheat (FCW), a plant that is becoming increasingly rare in western Europe. It was planted in the Portsdown SSSI in 1999 as part of a drive to conserve the species nationally, but plant numbers there had dwindled to 750 by 2015 (which still made it the largest site in Britain).
Helping the recovery of Field Cow-Wheat in Area 3
In September a team from Area 3 designed and built a shelter for the Kids Love Nature Kindergarten at Marwell Zoo. The shelter was really well received.
“We wanted to pass on a huge thanks from all of us here at Kids Love Nature to you and the team who came to build our shelter. It is such a beautiful job, especially the added touch on the roof! The children have enjoyed exploring, playing and having stories read in there and it adds a whole new dimension to our garden. Thank you to the builders who were so flexible with working around our day, and even adapting some requests in the moment such as the step.
We are really grateful that we have this new wonderful addition to our space and can't thank you enough.”
Kids Love Nature
Shelter for Kids Love Nature Kindergarten
Bales from a recent wildflower cut were given to a local paddock to feed their goats.
Bales Given to Local Goats
The Area 9 Environment team helped to give animals at a local zoo a balanced diet by donating vegetation and tree cuttings from an environmental improvement scheme.
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Feeding the Animals at Twycross Zoo
Over the weekend a team from Camps Highways helped clear and dispose of scrub on Ely Common, allowing this part of the Common to be accessible to the public for the first time in several years.
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Ely Common Opened for Public Use
Our Hampshire depot won the Depots in Bloom Award at the Area 3 Supply Chain Community Awards last week.
Depot In Bloom
This week we donated our old photocopier to the local St John Ambulance in Kington, Herefordshire.
Pictured here is Sue handing over the machine to Graham from St John Ambulance.