Community Action Day with Tvision Tech at Horsell Common

Published: Wednesday 14 October 2020 by CMPP

On Wednesday 14th October 2020 a team of 4 employees from Tvision Technology  went to Horsell Common to carry out vital conservation work to help the protected wildlife on Horsell Common near Woking. They removed unwanted scrub from heathland areas to help maintain the rare habitat, protect the rare ground nesting birds and enhance wildlife value and green space in the local area.

Danusia Jolliffe, Marketing Manager at Tvision Technology describes their day: The TVision team turned up prepared for inclement weather with gardening gloves, ready to tackle clearing some shrubland. The first challenge was crossing the very busy main road to get to the area we would be working in with our saws and loppers in hand.

We were told what needed to be done by Rachel, the very enthusiastic lady from the Horsell Common Preservation Society. We had two tasks for the morning, removing pine tree and birch tree saplings. Given that my gardening experience was very limited I was slightly worried I may pull up the wrong thing, but Rachel said "You can’t do anything wrong" which eased my concerns immediately.

And so to work, the team got stuck in and we soon managed to create a pretty large pile of pulled out and chopped down invasive saplings. I was really impressed with what we managed to achieve as a team. And Rachel said you have made a real impact in the hours you have been here –so I’m pleased we have been able to support our local community carrying out this charitable volunteering.”

 

Danusia Continues: “This was a great opportunity for our Woking based business to give back to the local community as Horsell Common is quite literally on our doorstep. Whereas remote working has been made easy for us using Microsoft Teams – we are a Microsoft house after all – it was nice to be able to meet up face to face with the TVision Sales and Marketing team to do some volunteering. In the past we used to say it’s good to get out of the office for the day, now we say it’s good to get away from our home office desks where as a team we are looking at ways to continue educating SMBs about Business Central – the business management solution that can make an organisation more efficient, more productive and provide a robust set of finance data from a single source. I would highly recommend doing this for a team event or even networking session. It was lovely to spend time with Anthea and Rachel from CMPP HQ who were also there with us for a change of scenery.”

 

Rachel Jones, Senior Ranger at Horsell Common Preservation Society said: “Volunteers are vital for keeping the Common and surrounding green open countryside appropriately managed for the local community and international importance as the heathland is a rare habitat. To have local businesses coming out and helping is very important, especially at this time where the outside is a great option to social distances and keep mentally and physically healthy.”

 

Rachel Austen, CMPP Corporate Volunteer Coordinator “This is the first Community Action Day we have done since lock down and it has been absolutely brilliant. Myself and my colleague Anthea also went along today and we have achieved so much in the time we have been here which has been a massive help to the common. It was great to be out of the office/home office, in the fresh air, having a chat with our work colleagues face to face in a socially distanced safe environment and doing something amazing for our local wildlife. We came away feeling really positive, happy and mentally refreshed. It was such a rewarding day.

 

Thank you Tvision Technology for coming along and volunteering you have made a fantastic difference to this conservation area”