Delta-Simons takes part in National Volunteering Week

13 Jun 2016


National Volunteering Week

As part of National Volunteering Week, a team from Delta-Simons volunteered with park rangers from Hartsholme Country Park a local park and nature reserve run by City of Lincoln Council.

Volunteers' Week took place from 1-12 June this year, and is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

Delta-Simons employees helped clear Ragwort, a potentially poisonous plant to cattle and horses, to prevent further spread before it flowered and the seeds distributed. Under the 1959 Weeds Act, the park has an obligation to clear ragwort, which is poisonous to many animals.

In addition, vegetation clearance was carried out near a picnic area, removing fast-growing saplings to encourage larger trees to grow.

Hartsholme Country Park lies about three miles south west of Lincoln city centre and covers more than 200 acres.  The Green Flag Award winning park contains Victorian landscaped gardens, woodlands, grasslands and a large reservoir, where visitors can enjoy walks and cycle rides through the lakes and ornamental grounds.