We are driven by the Social Value we bring to communities. Sounds cliché but it is, after all, people that ultimately benefit from the services we deliver to improve local streets. But we don't just look after the street scene and repair road defects, as a company we donate equipment and materials to local causes, raise money for charities and provide two paid days per year for our employees to undertake volunteering activities. Throughout Ringway contracts, individuals also take on the additional role of Corporate Responsibility Champion. This is such a rewarding opportunity to link our business to those areas we can support and make a difference. It's a public facing role and is a fantastic way to ensure we are aware of how our work can impact on communities and for us to learn how we can do things for the better.
Island Roads repaints school hall
Electrician Jordan Power was delighted to return to his old school as part of an Island Roads volunteering team.
Jordan and four colleagues answered a request from Nine Acres Primary for help in repainting the school's hall. Using colours chosen by pupils - a vibrant mix of orange, green and blue – the Island Roads team helped transform the hall in a day's work.
Joint Action Days
Joint Action Days are helping to raise awareness of the problems of fly-tipping, littering and other forms of anti-social behaviour in Hounslow. Town Councillors joined the council's enforcement team and Hounslow Highways staff for a day of action. Hounslow Highways deployed mechanical sweepers, swept footways, removed fly posting and jet-washed away graffiti.
WorkTree Career Workout Sessions
Volunteers from Ringway have been honoured for their time spent helping secondary school students in Milton Keynes learn about their career options.
Ringway Milton Keynes was presented an award in summer 2017 for its place among the ‘Top 10' companies supporting the WorkTree Career Workout Sessions.
Over recent years, staff have attended 34 sessions, answering questions from a series of small groups of students in a ‘speed dating' format.
STEM Event at Secondary School
During Tomorrow Engineers Week, Ringway North Yorkshire participated in a local Secondary School's STEM event, which was attended by over 110 Year 5 and 6 pupils.
As part of the event and to encourage the next generation of engineers, Ringway North Yorkshire ran workshops, brought a gritter to the school and they conducted an experiment to show how salt lowers the freezing point of water.