Neighbourly spirit was in full force this autumn when Cappagh Browne Utilities helped to clear ground for the growing Riverside community garden and learning centre in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

The Centre is creating a place where local people can learn new practical skills. Cappagh Browne Utilities offered its assistance to this project while a team was in the area waiting to access a wastewater clean up job for Southern Water.

The team was able to clear and grade back some of the garden areas on site and also removed some heavy log piles using an excavator.

Riverside Director Steve Edmonds thanked Cappagh Browne for its hard work. “We now have the area clear and can start repairing the paths, which we will be using to teach brickwork skills on,” he said.

District Sewerage Operations Manager, Stuart Hatt, came across the Riverside Centre while visiting stakeholders ahead of the planned clean up operation. “I spoke to the staff at the centre to gain access to the piece of land at the rear of the garden centre and they were very helpful in supplying access, an area for spoil collection and a secure area for plant,” he said. The staff explained what the centre was intending to do with the grounds and Mr Hatt advised them that Cappagh Browne Utilities could offer its assistance.