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Operation GREENSLEEVES

Project RECCE has been successful in a bid to the Woodland Trust to acquire 400 trees for planting around the site of RHQ. RHQ was completed and opened in Autumn 2022 with some work required to complete the landscaping of the site. The award of the tree packs from the Woodland Trust will create an o

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Operation GREENSLEEVES
Operation GREENSLEEVES

Time & Location

23 Apr 2023, 10:00 – 18:00

Romiley, Romiley, Stockport SK6 4PY, UK

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About the event

SITUATION

Project RECCE has been successful in a bid to the Woodland Trust to acquire 400 trees for planting around the site of RHQ. RHQ was completed and opened in Autumn 2022 with some work required to complete the landscaping of the site. The award of the tree packs from the Woodland Trust will create an outdoor area more conducive to the promotion of wellness and wellbeing.

Aim. To create and implement a landscaping plan IOT plant 400 trees around the RHQ outside areas.

EXECUTION

Scheme of Manoeuvre. Operation GREENSLEEVESwill be a 4 phase operation:

Ph 1 – Landscape planning. Project RECCE will seek a industry partner to plan the layout and planting coordination for the site using available technology.

Ph 2 – Site marking. The SLT will mark out the site using spray-marker paint according to the schematic produced by the industry partner.

Ph 3 – A team of 20 – 40 volunteers drawn from the Project RECCE Alumni, Ambassador, Senior Leadership Team and Trustee cohorts, along with industry volunteers will plan 400 trees according tot eh marking-out carried out in phase 2.

Ph 4 – The newly planted trees will be assessed and maintained regularly by the SLT.

Main Events List (MEL)

1. 100023APR23 - Volunteers arrive

2. 103023APR23 - VIP to arrive followed by meet and greet

3. 110023APR23 - Planting commences with VIP tree plant and dedication

4. 123023APR23 - Buffet lunch served

5. 150023APR23 - BBQ commences

6. 180023APR23- Site closes

Appointments. John Davies is the Chief Operational Officer (COO) and overall lead for Operation GREENSLEEVES. Neil Houlihan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will offer logistical support. Ruth Houlihan is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will coordinate all financial transaction. One Project RECCE Ambassador (TBC) will be appointed as Volunteer Co-ordinator (VC).

Transport. All volunteers will be expected to make their own way to RHQ for the operation. Parking will be available at Greave Primary School.

Location. Operation GREENSLEEVES in it’s entirety, will take place at RHQ, The Chickenshed, Romiley, Stockport, SK6 4PY.

SERVICE SUPPORT

Dress. All volunteers should dress for inclement weather/outdoor work. Jeans, work clothes and sturdy boots/wellingtons with ankle support would be advised.

Feeding. NH is to organise for a buffet lunch at 1230 and BBQ at 1500 to feed no more than 40 volunteers. Soft drinks and tea/coffee will be available for the duration of Operation GREENSLEEVES from the training room in RHQ.

Administration. John Davies will provide administration and is the main POC throughout PR025.

Medical. The following med plan will be enforced:

The nominated First Aider for op GREENSLEEVES will be John Davies (COO).

Minor injuries will be dealt with on scene and then recorded in the Accident Book. HSE will be informed of any significant injuries (RIDDOR) when on site-based activities.

 All major medical emergencies will be dealt with via civilian authorities (112 / 999).  The nearest A&E is located at Stepping Hill Hospital.

Comms. The main POC for op GREENSLEEVES will be John Davies COO. Richard Hemingway is kindly requested to capture media for the day in the form of video and audio.

Specialist Equipment. A small amount of gardening equipment will be available for the day, but volunteers are requested to arrive on site with a spade and any relevant PPE (gloves, sturdy shoes/boots).

SUMMARY

 Operation GREENSLEEVES will be an opportunity to have a measurable impact on the ecology surrounding RECCE Headquarters (RHQ). It will also be an opportunity to meet fellow volunteers from the local community, industry, and Ambassadors for the charity. It will also further ensconce Project RECCE in Romiley and the wider Stockport area and mark a significant occasion through a schedule of planting

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