VHE support Cycling scheme for Schools
17 August 2015
Having provided Community Benefit through numerous schemes undertaken in the Glasgow area over the years, following VHE’s latest land remediation project for Clyde Gateway, the Dalmarnock IUIF site, we contributed time and resources in conjunction with £7000 worth of bicycles. The bicycles will allow pupils at both Stonelaw and Trinity High Schools to take full advantage of the benefits of cycling and the local area.
Always committed to helping out great causes, Gordon Wilson, our Construction Director, was keen for VHE to get involved in this project.
He commented: “VHE is proud to not only to be playing our part in helping to transform many previously vacant and derelict sites across Clyde Gateway, but also the fact that our work is providing spin-offs to the local communities in different ways. There is no doubt that cycling is increasing in popularity all of the time, and it is tremendous that when the pupils return to school after the summer break they will soon be able to get access to the new bikes that will be purchased through this particular initiative.”
Natalie Philips, Project Manager for Community Benefits at Clyde Gateway said “We always try to apply a little bit of imagination when it comes to delivering community benefits. In this instance we knew the two schools were keen to have initiatives around cycling and so it made sense to take the £7,000 arising from the contract and look to do something that would directly benefit the pupils.
“New bike shelters have been constructed at both schools but what will no doubt be more welcomed is that the remainder of the money will be used to purchase bikes, probably in the region of 20 for each school, that they will store and use as part of lessons around health and physical activity together with road safety.”
Peter Bollan, Trinity High’s headteacher, was in agreement at the good news, saying: “I’d like to thank Gordon and his colleagues at VHE for the very positive and tremendous response they have given.’’
If you too are looking to reap the benefits of VHE’s award-winning land remediation services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today by calling 01226 320 150.