West Thurrock team transforms local park


“This is a really exciting year for our park. With the aid of this grant from Tarmac and others, we can start to return the park to its former glory, whilst catering for our future visitors.”

Tina Holland from the Friends of Grays Town Park

This year colleagues from our West Thurrock depot have helped give a new lease of life to a local park in Grays, Essex. After opening 130 years ago, and becoming neglected in recent times, Grays Town Park has been awarded various grants which have included a £10,000 award from Tarmac’s Landfill Communities Fund.

Our donation will enable the park gardens to have a major overhaul, making it attractive once again to local residents and visitors and encouraging local wildlife to thrive.

As well as the landscaping work, the organising group, the Friends of Grays Town Park have plans to create a community café and upgrade access for people with disabilities and families visiting the park.

John Cox, from our West Thurrock depot, added: “Given that the park was originally a brick quarry in the 1800s, it seems very appropriate that another building materials company, Tarmac has been able to award a grant for the landscaping work to take place.

“We’re pleased that this important local green space will be rescued and improved so that the local community and visitors to the area can enjoy it again.”