National Highways digs deep to help two community gardens in Sandwell
13 Oct 2023
Two outdoor community spaces in Sandwell have been given a new lease of life thanks to volunteers from National Highways.
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As part of National Customer Service Week, National Highways offered a helping hand to Ideal for All which is a charity and social enterprise working to make life better for disabled, elderly and vulnerable people and their carers.
The two locations at Salop Drive Market Garden in Oldbury and Barlow Road Community Garden in Wednesbury benefitted from weeding, harvesting of the community gardens and constructing new planters.
Caption: the Salop Drive Market Garden in Oldbury getting a new lease of life.
National Highways Customer Service Manager, James Bird was one of the volunteers who did the work earlier this week.
He said: “National Customer Service week is a great opportunity to help the local community and we know that Ideal for All does incredible work in the Sandwell area.
“Given the locations of the M6 in Wednesbury and the M5 in Oldbury which are managed by National Highways, it made sense that we lend a hand to help inject a new lease of life into these two community spaces close to our network.
“We had a total of 12 volunteers helping out in total and it was great to help make a difference and we’re confident that people will benefit from the revamped areas.”
Caption: the team from National Highways working at Salop Drive Market Garden in Oldbury
National Customer Service Week (2-6 October) is run by the Institute of Customer Service to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in successful business practice and the growth of the UK economy.