Cultivating Sustainable Green Communities

Quadron Services’ hub for community engagement projects

Having worked closely with local authority clients for over 20 years, Quadron appreciates the challenge of delivering value for money services in the face of ever-tightening budgets. All too often, a lack of resources or specialist knowledge means that authorities are unable to implement projects which would benefit the local community – this is where Quadron’s Development Team can assist.

We have experience of delivering activities which involve local stakeholder, help authorities and businesses comply with the Social Value Act and which can generate revenue. Some examples of our expertise are shown below, but this is not exhaustive – please contact us to discuss your individual project requirements.

This year Quadron has helped its clients generate:

Corporate Volunteer Hours

Community Volunteer Hours

Funding (£1000s)

What We Do

Businesses are increasingly looking to provide volunteering opportunities for their staff in order to fulfil the aims of their Corporate Social Responsibility obligations and to encourage their staff to take part in team building activities.

Quadron’s Development Team works with a number of well-regarded volunteer brokers, including Hands on London and Timebank to organise a wide range of horticultural and conservation related activities. From preserving habitats for dormice to creating woodland walkways through some of London’s well-known parks, we can arrange sessions for various group sizes and levels of experience. We regularly see many familiar faces who have enjoyed the experience so much they have returned as volunteers on numerous occasions.

The Green Flag Award is seen as a benchmark of excellence for public green space. Quadron has worked closely with many of its clients to develop and implement management plans for their parks, bringing considerable social and environmental benefits to the local neighbourhood. Several of our staff are qualified Green Flag judges.

Quadron’s Development Team can successfully manage your Green Flag entries, including compiling or advising on park management plans and undertaking Green Flag training with client and community groups.

Quadron’s Development Team has helped its partners raise over £2M for projects through successful funding applications to organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund and Sita’s Waste Enhancing Communities Fund. In many cases, this assistance has allowed projects to go ahead which would not otherwise have been possible, and has brought many benefits to the local community, such as new play and sport facilities.
Quadron manages a number of sustainable sponsorship and memorial schemes, such as roundabouts, benches and planters, on behalf of its clients. Sponsorship may involve the planting or enhancement of floral and shrub displays, which helps to improve the appearance of the area and provide a more attractive environment for residents and visitors. The income generated from sponsorship both ensures the continued provision of the horticultural feature and contributes to the landscaping and environmental activities of the council, while businesses and individuals alike enjoy the opportunity to take ownership and enhance the appearance of an element of their local area.
Over the last few years, Quadron has started to make a real difference to – and within – local communities so that we are delivering for and with local people, rather than merely providing services per specification. Quadron’s approach is to capacity build with the community to help themselves as part of its aim of Cultivating Sustainable Green Communities. Helping the community become more involved with their local parks and green spaces can encourage a sense of place and ownership among local residents, and may also have health benefits by inspiring people to become more active. Our team has fostered strong links with many local user groups, including Friends of Parks and Resident Associations, and has supported and led a wide range of projects to enhance the communities in which we work. These range from turning ‘grot spots’ into communal food growing areas to helping communities realise their goals for ‘In Bloom’ success.
Environmental concerns are on everybody's minds so it is a popular area for volunteer groups to get involved with. Quadron can arrange group activities related to environmental and conservation tasks ranging from wildlife surveys to habitat creation and improvement.
From securing funding to consultation with residents to overseeing project works, Quadron’s Development Team can offer the skills and resources needed to enable large scale projects for the benefit of local communities. Some of the projects we have overseen include consultation on and build of new play facilities, and the construction of new sporting facilities in community parks.
We know how important it is for green space services to provide opportunities for local people from all backgrounds, abilities and experiences to get back into the world of work when they have faced a change in their personal circumstances. Working with third sector organisations such as Groundwork, Thrive, Blue Sky and Maximus, we are able provide individuals with opportunities to experience horticultural work and associated training. Having learned new skills and gained confidence in the workplace, many of the participants on such schemes have gone onto further employment with Quadron or other companies.

Case Studies



Melina Road Rain Garden Project


J.Crew volunteers help Quadron in Holland Park


Volunteers dig in for habitat managment and flower bed maintenance


Cleaning for the Queen in Charnwood


Holland Park's new bug hotel


New community garden at Malden Manor station


Quadron helps Wycombe communities to Get Growing


Quadron helps unemployed people Get Set for work


Quadron helps local communities Clean for the Queen


Quadron staff qualify as Green Flag judges


Burleigh Springs Leisure & Therapy Centre Volunteer Day


Quadron teams up with Croydon Community Rehabilitation Company


World Peace Corp Volunteers at Southwark's Dulwich Park


Quadron continues relationship with Get Set UK to provide work experience opportunities


World Peace Corps volunteers help clear invasive species at Southwark's One Tree Hill


Probation Services in action at Affinity Sutton


Quadron supports Kingston Council in developing new Green Spaces Strategy


Employees are 'All Action' in Happy Valley


Quadron Kingston continues partnership with Kent, Surrey & Sussex Rehabilitation Company


Savage Road Community Consultation and Bulb Planting


Ingeus volunteers help with conservation tasks in Burgess Park


Quadron Wandsworth teams up with Get Set UK to provide work placements


Volunteers learn Japanese pruning techniques in Hammersmith Park


Quadron Kingston teams up with Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company


Funding for new playground at Grange Park


Annual Volunteer Day with the Nippon Club


Devon & Cornwall Probation Services help with estate improvements


Debenhams E-commerce Team Pave the Way


Quadron and Affinity Sutton partner for Community Action Day


American Express Volunteers help develop Nature area in Burgess Park


Quadron clients scoop top awards at regional In Bloom competitions


Quadron & Paragon Residents get creative for Funday


Southwark's Nunhead Cemetery benefits from RHS Re-use Scheme


Sixty-nine Quadron-maintained sites fly the Green Flag


Quadron and the RHS partner again for Hampton Court Reuse Scheme


Quadron and Markit partner for corporate volunteering scheme


Olive Catering Services Volunteer Day


Certitude's Corporate Volunteers in Action


Helping Paragon CHG Residents to Get Growing


The Corner Garden Planting Event


The Big Community Clear Up Day


MP Sees Prisoner Rehabilitation in Action


Conservation and Volunteers Management Training


Partnering with Blue Sky to help ex-offenders back to work


Growing in Grange Park


IHS Day of Caring Happy Valley


Quadron & volunteers give Wexham Hospital’s Gardens some TLC


RHS Re-use Scheme brings a piece of Hampton Court Flower Show to communities


Green Flag Judges Training


Residents, local businesses and the probation service help transform garden area


Teignbridge Community Glasshouse Project


Work-based Conservation Training


Roundabout Sponsorship


New Cricket Facilities for South Park, Fulham


Cambridge Road Playscheme


Green Flag Recipe for Success


Selly Oak Park celebrates Green Flag success


Tennis Court Renovations at Redcatch Park

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