Members of Essex & Suffolk Water’s maintenance team spent a day volunteering for the Museum of Power and with some hard work and determination, were able to get the engines clean and ship shape for summer visitors to the site in Langford.


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The Museum of Power is housed in Essex & Suffolk Water’s former Langford water pumping station.


Paul Roberts, who works in Essex & Suffolk Water’s Maintenance team as Regional Maintenance Manager and coordinated the day of volunteering said: “It is great to find a charity that provides real value to a wide selection of society. It makes me proud to look back on how much the team achieved. Having a real “before and after” project outcome that fits the company Just an Hour scheme provides great motivation.”


The water company has supported many local fundraising efforts through its Cheque It Out employee funding and its volunteering programme, Just an Hour, which allows employees to give a minimum of 15 hours every year to support community and charitable causes close to their hearts.


Debbie Thomas, Museum Manager for the Museum of Power said: “We had an absolutely brilliant day and were so pleased our regular volunteers had some extra pairs of hands to help out. 


“The team undertook hard graft in giving our ‘Engine Walk’ engines a great summer clean and bringing them back to exhibition standard. Paul and his team have kindly supported the Museum previously, but it was the first visit for some others, who thought the Museum was a great place.


“Very many thanks for all your continued brilliant support.”


For more information on the events being held this summer at the Museum of Power, head to or to become a regular volunteer at the museum, you can out find more information and apply via 


If you have a local community project that would benefit from support through Essex & Suffolk Water’s employee volunteering scheme, Just an Hour, head to to apply.