Barking & Dagenham College students give Beam Parklands a makeover

16th November 2017

A group of VINSPIRE students from Barking & Dagenham College have been hard at work at Beam Parklands recently, supporting the ranger team in giving the site a thorough makeover.

As part of their work experience they were at the park over a number of weeks, carrying out all sorts of practical tasks.


They have tackled invasive bramble, removed bulrush and Himalayan balsam from the ponds and Wantz stream, installed new bird and bat boxes, and cut back areas of dense scrub.


Community Ranger Sonya Kavanagh says, “Their efforts have been absolutely amazing and are helping to improve biodiversity at Beam Parklands as well as giving them the chance to learn new skills.”


Volunteering is a great way to support your local community, get some fresh air and meet new people. Find your local space here: and contact the ranger to find out how you can help out.

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VINSPIRE students from Barking & Dagenham College at Beam Parklands

Many of us have a lot to thank the Land Trust and Green Angels projects for.  I may not have got my new job without doing the Environmental Education course you facilitated and Grow Green Liverpool wouldn't have existed either.  You've helped me to achieve something I've been trying to do for about 4 years now and I really appreciate that. Add to that the friendships we've formed too and that really is precious.

Louise Mills, Green Angels Trainee


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