Building successful communities 2019
Martin Riley, senior vice president and chair of the MPA
Building stronger community relationships is one of the ways our volunteering helps provide a net positive contribution to our local communities.
Here are just a few examples of the way Tarmac employees have been building stronger relations in their local communities in 2019.
Stancombe quarry pilots MPA good neighbour scheme
We have been working in partnership with the Mineral Products Association (MPA) at our Stancombe site to pilot a new scheme that encourages mineral operators to be good neighbours.
The new scheme highlights the importance issues which matter to local communities including the external appearance of a site, the effect of site and installation operations and the distribution activity generated.
The site has established close links with the surrounding communities in Flax Bourton, Backwell and Barrow Gurney through the operation of an effective Quarry Liaison group, quarry open days and the sponsorship of local projects.
Building products supports Whaley bridge dam rescue
Our Building Products business was part of the emergency efforts to repair the dam at Whaley Bridge as it threatened to fail, engulfing the Derbyshire town under 1.2 million tonnes of water.
Products from our specialist range were used to make emergency repairs to stabilise the damaged dam infrastructure. The primary goal was to secure the Toddbrook Reservoir dam from collapse and avoid potential devastation to the residents of Whaley Bridge.
In total we supplied 50 tonnes of specialist grouts . We also called upon our customer distributor base to supply any of our material they had in stock.
Scout hall carpark resurfaced thanks to contracting collaboration with AMEY
Our contracting team joined forces with Amey to help to reinstate and resurface the car park of a scout hall in Linithgow, Scotland.
The collaborative project involved Amey relevelling and reinstating damaged areas of the car park followed by our teams resurfacing the 371m2 area.
Paul Charlton, scout master, said “The car park is fantastic and makes such a huge difference to the overall look and feel of the hall. I can’t thank the team enough for what they’ve done, the place has been transformed!”
Tunstead serving up more tennis in Buxton
Tennis enthusiasts in Derbyshire can now play all year round thanks to a donation from Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund (LCF).
Buxton Tennis Club has been able to install a LED floodlight system at its three courts, helping players continue to enjoy a game or six during short winter and autumn days.
The floodlights use environmentally friendly LED lighting and technology to prevent light ‘spillage’.
Chris Bradbury, Tunstead Cement Plant manager, said: “Buxton Tennis Club is a vital community sport facility – with this financial boost and the establishment of the lights, it will be able to move away from being affected by seasonal light restrictions.
Search and rescue gets Tarmac boost in Wales
A vital emergency service in Wales has had a big contribution from Hendre Quarry to keep its vehicles going.
The site donated £25,000 to North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) towards the upkeep and running costs of one of its emergency Land Rovers.
The donation continues a long relationship with NEWSAR, who have helped develop the emergency quarry evacuation plans at Hendre and collaborated with us on talks to children about the dangers of swimming in quarries.
The volunteer-led organisation operates across North East Wales and covers Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Wrexham and Powys, and regularly assists mountain rescue teams in north Wales, as well as lowland search and rescue teams in Cheshire and Shropshire.