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Leeds woodland gets a boost from Hentons

The Hentons team improve woodland.

Local woodland in Leeds got a boost with help from accountancy and advisory firm Hentons. Staff from the firm worked with Leeds City Council Ranger Service and Woodhouse Ridge Action Group to improve Woodhouse Ridge, a popular wooded parkland.

The team from Hentons installed and painted a section of fence, repaired steps, cleared woodland undergrowth and resurfaced a walkway. The woodland in North Leeds is a link in the Meanwood Valley Trail and is a haven for wildlife in an urban area.

Commenting on the event, Aisha Azim, senior marketing executive for Hentons said: “Hentons plays an active part in its local community, and it was a great experience to work together to make a big impact in this much loved local greenspace. Budget cuts have meant that groups such as Woodhouse Ridge Action Group need support from local businesses to help in their care of community assets.”

Woodhouse Ridge is managed by Leeds City Council’s Parks and Countryside Service, with which WRAG has a Community Partnership Agreement since 2012.

Nigel Lees from Woodhouse Ridge Action Group said: “Hentons support really helped to improve the woodland edge by Cardboard Hill meadow, its paths and re-balance the woodland’s regeneration – as well as giving our group a great morale boost.”