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Barking Park

Taking a ‘rubbish’ job and turning it into something good

Agilisys employee owners have taken part in a community clean up in Barking Park for the second year in a row

A team from Elevate East London, the joint venture between Cloud, IT and digital transformation specialists Agilisys and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, has volunteered to spend some time cleaning up the historic Barking Park.

This was the second time that employee owners have helped in the park, after organising the first community clean up event last year, and involved the team sweeping leaves, collecting rubbish from the children's play area and cleaning the 910 metre long lake.

Opened in 1898, Barking Park is the oldest in the borough. As a focal point of the community, it is always in need of extra help to keep it tidy.

Formed in 1998, Agilisys transforms public services that makes a difference to millions of people’s lives. It is one of the largest employee owned businesses in the UK.

Janet Stannard, Agilisys Employee Representative based at Elevate East London, explained: “As employee owners at Agilisys, we feel empowered to help our local community. We are always happy to give something back and hopefully, make a real difference to people who live in the Borough. This is the second time we have done this clean-up, and we hope that it will become an annual tradition”

Ruth Taylor, Education and Outreach Ranger for Barking Park, added: “We want to say a massive thank you to all of those from Elevate East London for their hard work. Volunteer work is vital for helping us manage our parks and green spaces and is greatly appreciated by the local community”

Sue Lees, CEO of Elevate East London, said: “This event shows the strong relationship Elevate East London employee owners have with the local community in Barking and Dagenham. We are proud to make a strong commitment to the Borough, supporting it not just through our work, but in everything we do.”

Find out more about the transformational work that Agilisys is doing in partnership with The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham to improve the lives of local residents.