Countryside Services employ a Volunteer Co-ordinator whose work is supported by approximately 60 volunteers across Powys. The volunteers play a vital role in maintaining the county's bridge structures; with between 25-30 new bridges being constructed every year, and repairs carried out on many more.
In addition to maintaining and building bridges, volunteers are also involved in vegetation clearance, repairs to stiles and gates, as well as survey work on public rights of way.
Unfortunately there is no capacity for new volunteer groups across Powys. However, if you are interested in joining an existing group, please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator email firstname.lastname@example.org
At the start of most jobs, clearance of vegetation is needed. This can be a lot more demanding than the average gardening!
A Welshpool Volunteer marks up 7 metre beams ready for drilling. The beams are for a new footbridge which will provide a valuable link to the Offa's Dyke National Trail.
Having cleared the undergrowth from a site, we get some persistent visitors! A volunteer spends his tea break on guard duty.
The construction of a bridge requires all hands on deck! Everyone gets involved with plenty of hammering to go around.
Phil the Volunteer Co-ordinator, is on site to ensure that work is produced to high standard and that all volunteers have a safe, and most importantly, enjoyable day.
Telephone: 01597 827500
Fax: 01597 827555