The Hamworthy Heating Team join forces for Pond Watch

Hamworthy Heating staff have committed to keeping a local wildlife reserve as nature intended for the second year running. 

The Poole based company, which makes commercial boilers, is situated just yards from local beauty spot Hatch Pond and formed a staff ‘Pond Watch’ team in August last year.

This May will see the 10 strong troop join forces with Poole Borough Council for a second year, helping to litter pick, water plants and keep an eye on Hatch Pond’s diverse array of wildlife throughout the summer months.

As well as being home to mute swans, great crested grebes and bitterns, the wildlife reserve is also a favourite haunt for fishermen and hosts an oak tree planted by children from Canford Heath Middle School to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.

Staff at Hamworthy Heating are granted time to assist with the ‘Pond Watch’ scheme during work hours as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.

Bob Walsh, technical director and head of Hamworthy Heating’s CSR committee, said: “Giving back to the area we work in is very high on our list of priorities. Hatch Pond is a little oasis rarely found in such an urban area and with it being a stone’s throw from our company doorstep, we get real satisfaction in helping to keep it clean and tidy so we were very happy to commit our time to the project for a second year.”

Liz Williams, Environmental Enhancement Officer, Borough of Poole, commented: “We are delighted the Hamworthy Heating team will be joining us on ‘Pond Watch’ again this year. The company’s support demonstrates the way in which every individual can make a difference by helping to look after the areas that they work and live in.”

For those interested in inviting Hamworthy Heating to support local projects aimed at improving the environment are invited to email [email protected].

More information about Hamworthy Heating’s CSR programme can be found at www.hamworthy-heating.com/csr .