Severn Trent’s Trimpley Reservoir teams up with The Emily Jordan Foundation


Visitors to Trimpley Reservoir in Bewdley will be able to enjoy a litter-free site, thanks to a new project between Severn Trent and The Emily Jordan Foundation.

The company has teamed up with the local foundation, that aims to provide support and employment opportunities to people with learning difficulties.

The project will see members of the foundation visiting the popular reservoir regularly to carry out site maintenance such as littler picking, providing valuable experience while learning new skills.

The Emily Jordan Foundation works with people with learning disabilities, and has developed a range of work related projects in Kidderminster to suit different abilities. It also works with companies to find employment opportunities, for those individuals who can move into the workplace.

Chris Jordan, Founder and Chair of the Trustees, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Severn Trent on this project, which is a win-win for everyone. This year has been particularly busy at the reservoir, and litter has become a major issue for families and wildlife. We approached Severn Trent to offer our services, and I am very pleased that they have responded in such a positive way. Employment opportunities are very difficult to find for our trainees with learning disabilities. From this project we will be able to pay our guys for the hours they have worked, which makes a huge difference to their lives. This expands the ground maintenance work we already do on other sites in the Kidderminster area.”

Tom Crawford, site supervisor at Severn Trent said: “This is a really fantastic and valuable scheme that we’ve embarked on that will not only provide benefits to our site, but to the community as well. While we always do our best to make sure our sites are litter-free, this extra help from the team at the foundation will really help make a difference.

“Being on site and seeing the enthusiasm and pride taken in the work they did was fantastic, and their work will ensure all of our visitors can enjoy Trimpley in its full beauty. We’re really thankful to the foundation for coming to us and offering their support, and we’re proud to be able to be part of something that will prove to have many benefits for the community.”

The Emily Jordan Foundation works with people with learning disabilities, and has developed a range of work related projects in Kidderminster to suit different abilities. It also works with companies to find employment opportunities, for those individuals who can move into the workplace.

The photograph shows, from left to right:

Nick Awolola, Chris Jordan, Alex Jordan, Tom Crawford, Andrew Perry.

To plan your visit to Trimpley Reservoir, check out stwater.co.uk/daysout

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