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Donation helps volunteers keep parks and greenspaces clean and tidy

Published 7 April 2021

Despite ongoing coronavirus restrictions, volunteers across the Wakefield district have been out maintaining the parks and greenspaces for everyone in their local communities to enjoy.

Public Health England now formally recognise that green environments are associated with reduced levels of depression, anxiety and fatigue and can enhance quality of life for both children and adults.

Through our Communities Together Agreement, our Engagement team in partnership with Tivoli Group Limited, our ground’s maintenance contractors, have been proud to be able to contribute to the amazing work of these green fingered volunteers. Together we have donated over 30 litter pickers and other gardening equipment to support the maintenance of these wonderful spaces. 

Jo Pollitt (pictured) from Smawthorne Welfare Action Team, accepted the donation on behalf of her group.

She said: “Thank you to WDH and Tivoli for your donation of some great quality equipment which will be put to good use by our volunteers over the coming months.” 

Mike English, WDH’s Landscape Manager, said: “As a business we are looking to develop a Green Space Framework to help promote biodiversity and improve and protect the environments across our estates. This donation to local groups across the district helps empower them and allows them to work with us to help us achieve this goal, to provide more greenspaces for residents to enjoy.”

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