Lee Valley agreement is proving great success!
It’s just a few weeks since CWOATA formed an agreement with the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA). And it’s already proving a fantastic success. Over 30 CWOATIANS have already worked on the Leyton site of the Park - with such an impact that the agreement will be now be rolled out to other areas. The aim, ultimately, is to have CWOATA operatives working across all 10,000 acres of the Lee Valley.
Operational tasks carried out include light maintenance activities, such as (but not limited to) making good roads and paths, repairing/painting of fencing, raking out and repointing masonry where needed. During their engagement, workers gain a CSCS Card and a Level 1 Health and Safety certificate, as well as CWOATA’s Environmental Awareness and Employability certificate. All operatives have the opportunity to progress to other qualification courses, such as an apprenticeship.
“We were impressed from the very start at how CWOATA encourages its trainees, “ said Alex Farris at LVRPA, “We expected excellent results, and the reality is matching the expectation. The quality of the work is excellen.”
“We’re now looking to extend our working bases across the entire Lee Valley,” said Ricky Harrison, CEO of CWOATA, “so that we can offer opportunities to even more people across East London.”