Novus Launch New Volunteer Hero Initiative with Community Clean Up

  24 March, 2021
Novus Launch New Volunteer Hero Initiative with Community Clean Up

As part of the Build Back Better campaign, Novus are launching their “Volunteer Hero” Initiative, which will see all Novus employees actively encouraged to undertake volunteer work in their local communities during ordinary work hours.

Stoke on Trent Community Clean Up

To launch the new Volunteer Hero campaign, Novus’s team of 16 litter-picking volunteers from the Stoke office travelled a short distance to the Scotia Valley area in Stoke-on-Trent.

There, they volunteered their time to help clean up the environment between Pitts Hill Pools and Scotia Brook.

Novus have been working with Unitas in Stoke-on-Trent over the last 3 years on various external and internal planned maintenance contracts.

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This litter pick and clean up formed part of Novus’s CSR commitments with Unitas, and after consultation with the council, the volunteers got to work.

During the morning, dog walkers and joggers were seen making use of the path ways, which provide a green space for residents in the area to enjoy.

Having a clean outdoor place in which to exercise is something that has been extremely important to the people of Stoke-on-Trent during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The team estimate that they managed to fill a tipper vehicle with well-in-excess of 32 bags of waste (at least 2 bags per person) and other items that were too large for the bags.

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“We really appreciate the time and effort that the volunteers put in to helping to clean up the Scotia Valley. The site is a haven for wildlife and will benefit from having their habitat improved” said Helen Meharg, Countryside Team Leader at City of Stoke on Trent Council.

This is just one of the community clean ups that we have planned this year, look out for updates throughout 2021 on this website and via our social media channels.

Volunteer Hero Initiative

This month, Novus are proud to announce the launch of our new Volunteering Policy – The Volunteer Hero Initiative.

Every employee will be offered the chance (and encouraged) to volunteer 8 hours of their time, the cost of which will be covered by the business.

Novus colleagues will be given the freedom to choose any community project, charity, or good cause that they feel would benefit from their skills and volunteer time.

The new initiative is just one of the ways that Novus are trying to make a big difference to the communities in which we operate.




We’re proud to have successfully delivered £6.5 million of maintenance for housing association Bromford during the 2023/24 financial year, in a partnership spanning more than a decade.


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