Restoring community hubs


“We’re always happy to support good causes locally and know that the valuable work the 2nd Quorn Scouts and the Allen Centre do in the area is having a huge impact.”

Rob Lees, Operations Manager at Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry

Tarmac is committed to supporting the local communities around our operations and we are pleased to be able to do this by improving important community hubs through our Landfill Communities Fund. In 2021 we helped with renovations on multiple projects from restoring community centres to historic local buildings. A few highlights from the year include:

At the start of 2021, our grant completed a 10-year project in Buxton to upgrade the community centre for all to enjoy. The building is 130 years old and locals have been sourcing the funds for renovation since 2010, thanks to a grant from Tarmac of almost £11,000 the final major refurbishment project was completed.

Celebrating the completion of the Centre’s transformation, Volunteer Fund-raiser Bruce Thomson said, “We really appreciated the Tarmac grant as that rounded off the effort and time given by Parish volunteers to making the Centre a modern community facility that we hope many will use and enjoy.”

In July, the Cornforth Partnership was awarded over £32,000 from the fund, which will allow them to carry out much needed renovations of their community building, Cornforth House. The grant will be used to replace the windows and doors, update the kitchen facilities, install a new heating system, as well as a new frontage and guttering on the outside of the building to help make this building welcoming for all.

John Eustace, Quarry Manager at Tarmac’s Thrislington Quarry said: “It’s great to have been able to support this project through the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund. The Cornforth Partnership does so much to support the local community and we hope that people will be able to enjoy the community hub for many more years to come.”

We were also able to help the Quorn scout hut become a hub of the community after a £45,000 donation. The money enabled the troop to save their hut roof and also provide a thriving hub for the community. The Allen House Centre is not only home to hundreds of scouts and guides, but also caters for thousands of other users from within and outside the village.