CommUNITY Little Hulton was set up by local residents with the aim to develop a permanent community hub within the historic Peel Park in Salford. It’s mission is to continue to develop activities and services to inspire local youth, bringing the community together and enhancing wellbeing.
Recognising the site’s community value, Seddon offered 17 of its newly recruited apprentices, together with senior team members, to volunteer at a restoration project aimed at restoring the Peel Park Pavilion to its former glory. The work was delivered through CommUNITY Little Hulton across two days, and saw Seddon collaborate with Salford Council, ForHousing, Kenny Waste Management and Suez.
Seddon volunteers engaged in a number of essential maintenance and revitalisation tasks, including constructing compost bins and raised beds to educate young people about the importance of recycling, growing their own food and healthy eating. They also built bug hotels, treated the site’s sleeper wall, and carried out various painting tasks on the park's gates and railings. Clearing and renovating a previously disused area of the park, the group enabled it to become accessible to the public again.
The collaborative two-day project not only emphasised the significance of community involvement to the apprentices, but also fostered teamwork and camaraderie among them. Seddon are committed to continually investing in the next generation of construction workers and are equally committed to improving the communities we work in, and were proud to support a key asset to the Salford community.
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