36. Green Skills, Cowslip Meadow

Theme: Community engagement and participation

Objective:

  • Increase public access to and involvement in the river

Project description

Groundwork is ran a Green Skills project at Cowslip Meadow - an employment and skills project - thanks to funding from London Luton Airport Limited. 

 The six week course comprised of both practical work, giving valuable work experience, and the opportunity to gain qualifications. The practical work took place at Cowslip Meadow, on New Bedford Road. Participants improve dcommunity access to the site by adding a kissing gate, a pathway and improving the aesthetics of the existing walkway.

Participants also received training in employability skills and work towards a City & Guilds level one in Employability, which demonstrates work readiness to potential employers. Training was also be given to gain a CSCS card (a leading health and safety certificate within the construction industry) and an opportunity to take the exam.

The project ran from January to February 2019.

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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.