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Volunteers dig deep for community tidy-up at Carver Barracks

Volunteers from Uttlesford District Council, the Carver Barracks Welfare Team and MOD personnel had an incredible couple of days working together to put some pride back into a neglected community square and play park.

To coincide with national Volunteers' Week, the volunteers helped to spruce up the area at Rowney Avenue outside the barracks, rolling up their sleeves and getting into tasks such as cleaning, gardening, jet-washing, sanding down and painting.

Their efforts have breathed new life into the community space and the Welfare Team at Carver Barracks is delighted with the end result, saying. "Thank you to everyone who was involved in the community project - we are so grateful and couldn't have done it without their help. They have made an outstanding difference to make the space a more welcoming area."

Council staff are allowed to take two days a year to volunteer for a good cause or project in the community, and 12 in total were involved in the tidy-up. A spokesperson for the council said: "Everyone who participated got a huge amount out of the project and seeing the outcome was so satisfying - it was a wonderful achievement from a handful of people.

"Uttlesford has a strong relationship with Carver Barracks and this project has continued to strengthen that relationship whilst also reinforcing the council's commitment to the Armed Forces Community Covenant."

11 June 2024

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