Volunteer's Week - Estate & Facilities
As part of Volunteer's Week 2020 we are looking at how our volunteers support Tawd Vale Adventure Centre.
Today, it's the turn of our Estate and Facilities teams and Chas, Bernie and Pete write:
The Estates team provide a service to Tawd Vale Activity Centre in the form of maintenance of all the external facilities and services such as water mains, electrical, gas, site wide infrastructure to structures, vegetation and tree management works.
We run regular working days and events to assist in the delivery of the estates management and development plan as well as undertaking relevant and described safety walk rounds and inspections within the remit of the team. On busy weekends we can also be found supporting the Duty Wardens, Activity and Event teams.
Recent years has seen the team deliver improved water drainage, site clearance and mowing, refurbishment of paths and bridges, improvements to the Chapel access and seating and re-development of the shooting sports areas.
None of this would be possible without dedicated work parties both at weekends and during the week and we take this opportunity to thank all who involve themselves in the mid-week groups or volunteer during weekend work events, especially our regular Explorer Units and individuals.
Being part of the team enables team members to gain new skills as well as knowing that all we do improves our Adventure Centre for all.
Facilities concerns the maintenance and improvements of all of the buildings on site. These buildings include accommodation (bothies, Activity Barn and Team Accommodation), toilet and shower blocks, Reception, containers and cabins.
Over the last twelve months, the key improvements have included completing the refurbishment of the Cub Field Bothy and painting in the shower block plus the ongoing maintenance of other buildings.
I'd like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers that have supported our facilities works. Keeping our buildings maintained is extremely important in keeping our customers safe.
Facilities is one area where we are expecting significant changes over the next 12 months and if there is anyone interested in supporting this, their assistance would be greatly appreciated. We are particularly look for a Facilities Lead who is able to co-ordinate these improvements.