Carpentry students at New College Stamford have been busy working on another community project. Working with Stamford Town Council the students created five new noticeboards to be placed in allotments around the community.
Students spent weeks manufacturing the noticeboards ensuring every detail was perfect before presenting them to Stamford Town Council. This included crafting the doors to attaching the catches and finally adding the roof before sanding and varnishing the final product.
Level 3 Carpentry student Tim Pocock and Carpentry lecturer Jonathan Maskill were welcomed by Mayor of Stamford Cllr. Susan Sandall to present their noticeboards at the Town Hall.
The were joined by Mark Murtagh, Civil Officer at Stamford Town Council, Dougles Wenn and Ivor Hopkind who are both representatives of Uffington Road South and Water Furlong allotment gardens.
Tim Pocock said “This was a great opportunity for me as it gave me insight and experience in how to price up a job and produce an item that will be used by the general public from start to finish”.
The noticeboards will play an important role in the community as they will be installed across the allotment sites in Stamford and used to convey important messages to all tenants.
The Mayor of Stamford only had praise for the students’ hard work saying,
“I am delighted that this initiative between Stamford Town Council and New College Stamford has come to fruition, it is important that our 300 tenants across our five sites receive a consistent message regarding important notices such as rule changes, theft, useful contact numbers etc.”
Another great example of the excellent relationships New College Stamford have with the local community.
If you want to get hands on experience with community projects like this check out New College Stamford’s Construction courses and our brand new £6.3 million Construction Centre at www.stamford.ac.uk or call 01780 484311 for more information.