Hall for one and one for hall

Grid volunteers clean up

When our engineers like these two aren’t hard at work at National Grid’s leading liquefied natural gas importation terminal, they like to give a little something back.

And that’s how families using a village hall and church gardens have been handed a tidy boost by their neighbours.

A team of 20 volunteers from National Grid’s Grain LNG terminal in Kent took time out from their day jobs to spruce up a local village hall, memorial hall and church as part of a Community Action Day.

Activities at the village hub in High Halstow included replacing old car park posts and mending internal shutter doors, as well painting and gardening.

The team from National Grid’s Isle of Grain liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal rolled up their sleeves at the Village Hall, Memorial Hall and church as part of National Grid’s community volunteering programme.

National Grid volunteers
The Grain team is just one of many around the UK helping their communities

They also washed and painted outside walls and beams, cut back overgrown vegetation, weeded and cleaned stone walls.

Simon Culkin, Terminal Manager, said: “The team had a great day and enjoyed getting stuck in. It is a pleasure to be able to help out our neighbours like this.”

The terminal regularly sends out teams of employees as volunteers on Community Action Days to help local groups and organisations.

LNG terminal Isle of Grain

Commissioned as an LNG import facility in 2005, Grain LNG terminal can now receive and process up to 20% of gas used in the UK.

It is estimated that by 2020 Britain will import 70% of its gas, so Grain LNG will be increasingly important in helping ensure the UK has the energy it needs to power homes, offices, factories and community facilities.