Raymond Brown has an excellent relationship with the local community and we sponsor the Nursling May Fair each year, along with other forms of support to the local area by means of financial donations or material and service donations.
Every six months we administer a liaison meeting at the facility with local borough and parish councillors, representatives and local residents of the site, which is chaired by Hampshire County Councillor, Roy Perry.
As part of our Community Matters Initiative, Raymond Brown has created partnerships with the nearby local schools: Nursling Primary School, Fairisle Infant School, Fairisle Junior School, Romsey Primary School and the Little Explorer’s Nursery.
Both Fairisle Junior School and Nursling Primary School have visited the site for school trips, whereby the school children were given a classroom lesson in the site offices by Raymond Brown personnel on the importance of recycling and then the opportunity to have a tour of an operational recycling facility in action. Fairisle Junior School continues to visit the site each year and we have also visited the school to undertake assemblies and classroom lessons.
Both the Fairisle and Nursling schools have also designed their own Raymond Brown lorries. The skip lorries were each designed by children in the schools who drew posters based around the theme of recycling and each school now has its own lorry. The children of both schools were awarded a £10 book voucher and Raymond Brown goody bag by the Mayor of Test Valley and our Chief Operating Officer, Steve Clasby at the Nursling Recycling Facility official open day.