Posted on 24th February 2017
Police cadets in Glossop have been lending a helping hand in the community to transform land as part of Derbyshire County Council’s Time Swap scheme.
On Saturday, February 18, the police volunteer cadets teamed up with the Glossop Volunteer Centre to help Glossopdale Furniture Project transform land ready for their new polytunnel.
The volunteering comes as part of Derbyshire County Councils’ Time Swap scheme which encourages local communities to help each other by sharing time and talents.
PCSO Jack Barlow from the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team was joined by the police cadets and volunteers to help clear the ground, dispose of litter, and also repaint the front of the site.
The polytunnel will be put in place later this year. Once complete, it will be used by Aldersbrook Centre, where people with learning disabilities in the High Peak will learn how to grow plants and vegetables.
PCSO Jack Barlow, who coordinates the Glossop cadet scheme, said: “Everyone worked extremely hard and we were able to clear the site of litter and other obstructions. I am very proud of the efforts from everyone involved and it was great to see how different branches within our community worked together to support both a brilliant and local charity.
PCSO Barlow added: “We are planning to continue our work with the Glossopdale Furniture Project and partners in the future and hopefully this is the first of many positive days to come.”
Joan Cook, Manager at Glossopdale Furniture Project, said: “We are really grateful to all of the people who helped out on Saturday, working really hard to get the site ready for our new poly tunnel, they did a fantastic job. The polytunnel will be used by people visiting Aldersbrook Centre, where they will learn how to grow plants and vegetables.”
Janice Imrie from the Glossop Volunteer Centre added: “The day was a great success and Martin Gallagher and I were very happy to be involved. Hopefully this project will continue throughout the summer and offer more volunteers the opportunity to take part.
“The Glossop Volunteer Centre is always trying to encourage and recruit volunteers locally and currently have a number of fantastic volunteers working in the Glossopdale community.”
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