Pupils bring new life back to Cadoc Wood

The Scottish Horizon team who helped the pupils plant trees.The Scottish Horizon team who helped the pupils plant trees.
The Scottish Horizon team who helped the pupils plant trees.
Scottish Water Horizons employees and green fingered P6 pupils from St Cadoc’s Primary in Newton Mearns came together to plant trees in nearby Cadoc Wood.

Scottish Water Horizons, a commercial subsidiary of Scottish Water, recently completed work in the area to install water and waste water infrastructure to support a new housing development from Taylor Wimpey and Cala Homes.

Working alongside pupils from the school and volunteers from contractor Mackenzie Construction, the team planted a whopping 370 trees in an area which had been used for site access and offices throughout the work.

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Brian Jones, Scottish Water Horizons project manager, said: “Now that our part of the construction work has been successfully completed for our customers, we wanted to return to Newton Mearns and leave a positive legacy for the local community.

“We had a great time planting trees with some of the local children, helping to bring some the former site back to life.

“It’s really important to us that we give back to local communities and we were thrilled to be able to work with St Cadoc’s Primary School to introduce new plant life to their wood.”

At the end of last year the Scottish Water Horizons site was awarded a Performance Beyond Compliance certificate from the Considerate Contractor Scheme, recognising contractor Mackenzie Construction for their commitment to community, safety and respect for the environment.

Once complete, the Maidenhill development will provide 900 new homes to the area, a new primary school and community facilities.