A summer of scaffolding at Greenway

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This summer a £50,000 project is underway at Greenway; essential repairs are being carried out on the chimneys and parts of the roof, and the whole exterior of the house is being repainted. While the work is done, scaffolding is up around the house, which has allowed us to create a viewing platform along the length of the building; the perfect place to soak up tree-top views and glimpses of the river, and find out more about the work that is going on.

What do you need to know?

The viewing platform is open every day in July and August, from 11am to 3.30pm. A maximum of 10 people can be on the viewing platform at any time, so you may need to wait at the bottom for a while; one of the team will advise you when you arrive at the entrance to the platform. There will be a safety briefing with the team member at the platform entrance, and once you are on the platform, another member of the team will explain a bit about the project, and the works taking place on the day.

Safety first

It's really important that you enjoy your experience on the platform, and to do so safely, please keep in mind these precautions: a head for heights is essential, as is sturdy footwear with decent grip (walking boots for example, no flat, open shoes), and trousers. High visibility vests and hard hats will be provided, but you must be aware that you are responsible for your own safety. There is a minimum height restriction of 1.5 meters. The platform will be closed in poor weather.

Every penny helps

There is no charge to use the platform, but if you would like to support this project please buy a raffle ticket from Greenway house, shop or visitor reception. Every penny raised through raffle ticket sales stays at Greenway and is used to fund conservation work. Without your support, projects such as this one wouldn't be possible.