20 May 2021

Positive Pathways bury their Time Capsule

Community First’s Positive Pathways team were excited to be at the opening of the Memory Park, the new memorial woodland on the proposed site for Havant Thicket Reservoir, established by Portsmouth Water in partnership with Havant Borough Council.

They were there to bury their time capsule, with the capsule’s contents reflecting local people’s experiences of living through 2020 and the Covid pandemic.  The team had helped out at the site before, with the Positive Pathways volunteers planting some of the 3,000 trees that make up the Memory Park.

Positive Pathways Project Assistant, Beverley Palmer, said “Many thanks from all of us at the Positive Pathways programme to Mayor Cllr Prad Bains and Bob Taylor, CEO of Portsmouth Water, for burying our time capsule yesterday afternoon at the Portsmouth Water Reservoir site. We were very fortunate that the rain stopped long enough to enjoy the special moment!

“Our time capsule is full of memories of 2020 from our supported volunteers but also from Portsmouth Water staff and Mayor Cllr Bains.  Thank you also to our CEO Tim Houghton for his great speech; focusing on how important volunteering is for the community and how spending time with others safely around our wonderful area is extremely beneficial.”


Find out more about Positive Pathways at www.cfirst.org.uk/volunteering/positive-pathways/

You can find the Portsmouth Water press release about the event below:

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