Highlands Village to benefit from groundbreaking volunteering programme 6/02/2011
Pinnacle PSG has awarded Metropolitan a contract to provide grounds maintenance at Highlands Village in Enfield. The contract will allow Metropolitan to set up a programme to train and develop its care and support customers in grounds maintenance, giving them valuable skills and experience for finding employment. This is the first contract of its kind offered by Pinnacle PSG to an organisation within the housing sector.
Steve Fallon, Metropolitan Project Manager said: “Highlands Village is the ideal place to run a training programme on grounds maintenance for our customers, who have a range of support needs, as well as other members of the community who wish to get involved. The contract shows a real commitment by Pinnacle PSG to provide more opportunities within the community.”
Neil Euesden, Managing Director, Pinnacle PSG, said: “We continually strive to support the needs of the communities in which we work, whether that be working with residents to improve their neighbourhoods or, as in this contract, offering training and employment opportunities for local people. This new and innovative contract with Metropolitan takes this one step further and provides a framework for us to work together with the residents and local groups to create a sustainable future for the whole community.”
The volunteers will learn about potting plants, cultivating beds, weeding, pruning bushes and cutting grass.
To kick start the programme MST will be using volunteers from its Green Routes initiative, which runs gardening projects within Finsbury Park, but is also looking for volunteers who live in the Enfield area to join in.
Steve Fallon added: “We are looking for keen and reliable local people who are interested in gardening and are able to work outdoors, whatever the weather!”