Milestone Infrastructure was delighted to volunteer its services to West Ewell school recently as part of a Social Value Alliance, helping to clear a large, abandoned area of the school playground containing a disused swimming pool and outbuildings.


As the Street Lighting contractor for Surrey County Council, it is important to be part of the Social Value Alliance to enhance our commitment to undertaking social value activities throughout the year.

The Alliance was formed with Surrey County Council and other highways contractors: Yunex, Atkins, Ringway and Surrey Skill Mill.


A team of 36 volunteers representing the Alliance met onsite to help remove the old swimming pool and outbuildings surrounding it and cut back overgrown foliage to make the area safe and accessible for the school children to use in future.


Once the ground had been cleared and the overgrown vegetation removed, the area can provide an accessible space for the children to use and enjoy in future.


Vikki Kelly, Strategic Improvement Manager at Milestone Infrastructure, said: “Building social value and giving back to the local communities where we work is a large part of what we do. It was a rewarding day and, together with our alliance partners, we managed to achieve more than we set out to thanks to the teamwork and efforts of everyone involved.”


Mia Bennett, Head teacher at West Ewell school, added: “We really appreciate the time, effort and resources your teams invested in making this project a reality. The cleared area is now a blank canvas which we plan to transform info a flourishing wildlife area and outdoor classroom which all our pupils can enjoy, while learning about nature, biodiversity and developing a deep appreciation for our environment.”


Milestone’s focus on social value is an essential element of our environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments.


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