Mytholmroyd Riverside Project
Over two days in July forty or so intrepid Sweet & Maxwell staff from our Yorkshire office braved the rain, slippery riverbank and - in places six-foot tall - Himalayan Balsam to take part in the Mytholmroyd Riverside Project, a scheme to clear an area of the riverbank in the village centre.
Despite the weather the mood was chipper as the participants pulled up balsam plants (popularly known as Policeman's Helmets), slashed at the overgrown vegetation using a number of lethal implements and generally cleared the area of litter.
Sweet & Maxwell's involvement in the project was instigated by Jeanette Culleton with the assistance of Julie Lord and Alex Workman.
They worked closely with Calder Future - a partnership organisation formed to facilitate improvements to the river and canal environment in Calderdale - to offer employees at Yorkshire the opportunity to give something back to the local community and the environment.
As the photos suggest, it was a task carried out with gusto, as well as a smile.
Our thanks go to those participating over the two days.
Find out more about Calder Future and its ongoing commitment to the local Community by visiting www.Calderfuture.org.uk