The community comes together at Hatfield Business Park

15 Apr 2013

Spring has sprung at Hatfield Business Park and to mark its arrival Goodman, which owns, develops and manages the park, is helping to ensure Howe Dell School, located within the grounds, is in perfect shape. With the help of its contractors Integritas and Kingcombe Aquacare, it has volunteered time and resources to assist in an all-day landscaping event.

Three of Goodman’s green-fingered volunteers will join those from Integritas and Kingcombe this Wednesday 17 April to support school teacher Ginny Chalmers and friends. Efforts will be focused on cleaning-up an area, affectionately known by students at the school as Kingfisher Island as well as the school’s allotment.

To assist their efforts, Integritas has donated £400 worth of seeds and tools to the school. This donation, together with the work of 20 volunteers, will ensure that the day is used to maximum advantage. Activities kick off at 8.30am, and a full schedule has been planned that includes sowing vegetable seeds and the planting of reed beds.

Richard Potter, Property Services Director Goodman said:

“Goodman aims to support a friendly and inclusive environment at Hatfield Business Park. We are very fortunate to have Howe Dell School on the site. The school plays a vital role in the community and we are delighted to support this initiative. We are very grateful to Integritas and Kingcombe for their support in helping the school create an enjoyable and educational environment.  We hope the children and teachers enjoy the ever-changing nature of the grounds over the year.”

“Debra Massey, Head teacher, Howe Dell School said:

“At Howe Dell we recognise the importance of creating an environment that supports student wellbeing and acts as an aid to the curriculum. With this aim, it is our pleasure to welcome our volunteers and to work with them. On behalf of all of the students, parents and teachers at Howe Dell, we thank them wholeheartedly. We have a lot of ground to cover, but with all of our efforts we are positive that we can reach our goal.”

Hatfield Business Park is a thriving mixed use development set within a carefully landscaped environment. The park sits on 400 acres of the former Hatfield Aerodrome. Masterplanned by global property company Goodman, the park now hosts 3.5 million sq ft of business space creating 10,000 jobs.