Island Roads’ staff team up to help make area safe for local Scout group

Posted on: June 21, 2019 at 6:34 pm

An overgrown amenity area outside 1st Wroxall Scouts’ Hut has been brought back into use thanks to Island Roads staff.

Following a plea for help from scout leader Azwar Zahoor, a work gang of Island Roads’ employees spent a day clearing the overgrown area under the company’s employee volunteering scheme.

Nine Island Roads staff lead by Shane Hall joined Azwar in the clear up operation to make the area safe and suitable for scouts, cubs and beavers to undertake a range of activities including camping, sports and other adventure activity.

As well as the manpower, Island Roads also provided the tools to allow the team to do the work.

Shane explained: “The Scout hut has been maintained and run by Azwar for many years but after a serious accident he found it difficult to keep the area under control.

“Azwar requested assistance from Island Roads as the situation had become so bad that the area was unusable as it was too dangerous due to fly-tipped objects and brambles.

“We were delighted to help out and two of our district responders joined members of the finance team to undertake various tasks including cutting grass, brambles, hedges, and trees and we also shovelled mud and brick, cleared footways, removed illegally tipped tiles and other general waste.

“The team did a fantastic job and achieved more than I had hoped for, and they all did it with a smile on their face.”

Azwar said: “It was great to work alongside Island Roads staff and because of their efforts we have brought back into use an amenity area for young people in the village. I would like to thank all the staff who gave up their time and also to Island Roads for allowing them to spend the time helping us out through their volunteering programme.

“A lot of people work hard to support 1st Wroxall Scouts and it was great to have these efforts supported by Island Roads.”

Under Island Roads’ volunteering scheme, the company encourages staff to take two paid days volunteering in support of local good causes.