Eight staff of Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical company with a base at Basingstoke, spent the day repairing a footpath which had been eroded away by two flooding events in 2007. Visitors will no longer be obliged to paddle across a soggy footpath in Sandhills Wood at Fleet Pond (see map in About section).
The highlight of the visit (apart from having a brand new footpath section) was a picnic feast at Sandy Bay at lunchtime, when the Eli Lilly team produced a superb spread to refresh their energies.
Four of the team also dug out accumulated silt and debris from Coldstream (see map in About section).
Ditch which had led to the ditch overflowing across a wide stretch of footpath every time there was heavy rain.
Fleet Pond Ranger Joanna Lawrence and Fleet Pond Society Chairman Colin Gray were delighted with the results. The Eli Lilly team said it was one of their best team building days so far.
Eli Lilly and Company Limited is the UK affiliate of the major American pharmaceutical manufacturer, Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis. This affiliate is one of the UK´s top pharmaceutical companies, with a research and development centre, two manufacturing sites and a distribution centre which exports medicines to all parts of the world. It employs over 2,400 staff in the UK.