Winter work for the Brentford Bridge Project began in earnest this week with a team of volunteers from JCDecaux UK
Published: Monday, 25th November 2019
Winter work for the Brentford Bridge Project began in earnest this week with a team of volunteers from JCDecaux UK helping to clear out scrub and rubbish from the area just below the bridge and over looked by the Holiday Inn.
The work, commissioned by the London Borough of Hounslow, in partnership with the London Wildlife Trust and the Canal & River Trust is planned to continue throughout the winter and into early 2020. The project seeks to make essential refurbishment works to improve the look, feel and character of the bridge for the many users - residents, businesses and visitors alike. The project also seeks to improve the surrounding embankment, improving bio-diversity and promoting local wildlife populations which includes families of spectacular kingfisher birds.
The council asked for teams of volunteers from local businesses to take part in organised clearance and tidying works of the surrounding bridge embankment throughout November. Two separate volunteer teams from JCDecaux UK have already made huge inroads into the clearance, and further work is due to take place in late November and early December.
Robert Clasper, Director of London Development at JCDecaux UK Ltd said: “I am delighted that so many of my colleagues volunteered for helping with this important clearance. This is a great opportunity to get out of the office and be part of a local regeneration project in the heart of where we work, building relationships with existing and newly acquainted work colleagues.”
Victoria Lawson, Executive Director of Environment, Culture and Customer Services at Hounslow Council said: “With its UK Headquarters on the Great West Road in Brentford, JCDecaux is a global player with a strong local presence. It is also a key commercial partner of the borough, with a large presence of advertising space in various sizes and formats across the borough. So a big thanks to Robert and his team of volunteers for coming out to help with the Brentford Bridge Project, historically, a very important part of Brentford in particular, and the borough in general.”