Millennium Green Rugby gets a much-needed makeover thanks to volunteers from Morgan Sindall

Volunteers in the new park.
Volunteers in the new park.

A green area in Rugby has been given a much-needed makeover by volunteers.

Millennium Green, in Craven Road, has been spruced by as part of Give & Gain Day.

Volunteers from construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall’s Corporation Street office sanded and varnished benches and gave the park’s fencing a fresh lick of paint.

The staff also sanded and painted the park’s goal posts and dug up concrete to pave the way for new landscaping.

Charmaine Morrell, Morgan Sindall’s senior sustainability advisor, said: “Morgan Sindall actively supports the communities we work in across the UK.

“As part of this, we were delighted to help improve Millennium Green for the local Rugby community to enjoy.”

The annual Give & Gain Day, organised by the Prince of Wales’ charity, Business In The Community, encourages companies to give staff the opportunity to volunteer in the community.

Now in its seventh year, the event has gone global with more than 25,000 volunteers taking part last year.

Chris Worman, Rugby Borough Council’s parks and grounds manager, said: “We’re delighted the volunteers from Morgan Sindall chose to support Millennium Green on this year’s Give & Gain Day.

“We take great pride in our parks and green spaces, and the hard work by the team from Morgan Sindall benefits the whole community.”

The new look park has received praise from residents.