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Woodhead One to the rescue

Posted onPosted on 7th Nov
Woodhead One to the rescue

Woodhead One, Nottingham City Council property engineers and Nottingham-based specialist sub-contractors, have done their bit for Nottingham’s Remembrance Day Service as the country marks 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Nottingham City Council came to the Edwinstowe-based firm with a problem. The war memorial on the Victoria Embankment needed maintenance work to ensure the historical fountains would be working in time for Remembrance Sunday. In addition, the team also made sure the ambient lighting surrounding the memorial was repaired.

Steve Gribby, repairs and maintenance director, at Woodhead One, said: “We work closely with Nottingham City Council to keep its buildings running all year round. Our team is used to responding quickly 24 hours a day, but in this case we needed the support of our specialist sub-contractors, to ensure the work was completed efficiently in time for Remembrance Sunday.

“It’s fantastic to see the fountains working again and the lighting makes such a difference to the monument now the darker evenings are drawing in. The memorial is of course a place for people to visit all year round, but we know it has particular significance this weekend. We wanted to make sure we could have everything ready to go for the service on Sunday.”

Woodhead One is the specialist repairs of Nottinghamshire construction contractors, Robert Woodhead Ltd. Woodhead One currently operates on the EMPA (East Midlands Property Alliance) Repair and Maintenance Framework which includes contracts with Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council Erewash Borough Council, Newark and Sherwood Homes and Mansfield District Council. Supported by a number of quality sub contractors from across the region, the team works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Nottingham’s annual Civic Service of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial, Victoria Embankment, on Sunday 9 November, starting at 10.45am.