Recycled groynes put to good use by local scout group

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A number of timber groynes removed  from Shoreham beach as part of a previous Mackley project are being put to good use by a scout group in West Sussex.

The 1st Yapton & Ford Scout Group have used the groynes to create benches located around their camp fire. Earlier this week (26 March) they were used by the group to sit on whilst cooking ‘smores’ – a traditional night-time camp fire treat consisting of a fire-roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of biscuit.

The Cub Scout group is led by Katrina McAnaspie; who by day is a member of Mackley’s Technical Services team.

Dave Knapp, Mackley Business Development Manager, said:

“It’s great to see these redundant timber groynes being used to help put smiles on the faces of local children.”

This is the latest in a number of ways Mackley has found to put redundant groynes and other timber to good use.

The non-profit organisation Sustainable Sussex – which provides meaningful real-work experience, education and employment for people who find access to the workplace difficult – has used groynes to form the base of a pizza/bread oven at Roots to Growth, a working market garden community project that enables people to enjoy the benefits of social and therapeutic horticulture.

They have also been used to create a raised herb garden for the commercial kitchens at Field Place Manor House in Worthing, and to create flower beds as part of the Transition Town Worthing project.

Recycled timber from Mackley projects was also used to create a timber terrace and fenders at Orchard Wharf on the River Thames in London’s Docklands.

28 March 2018


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