The condition of the layby had been getting progressively worse over recent months, with obvious signs of littering visible from the road side.
Kirsten Hannaford-Hill, Estates Surveyor at Aggregate Industries, commented: “As the layby is located very close to our site, we felt it was our responsibility to help improve the situation in collaboration with the local council.”
The Company first liaised with North West Leicestershire District Council's (NWLDC) Environmental Protection Team who met representatives of Aggregate Industries on site to discuss the best strategy to manage existing litter and prevent future littering.
Various methods were considered but due to the volume and type of litter identified along the layby it was agreed all litter shall be cleared and fencing erected by Aggregate Industries, via a specialist contractor. NWLDC suggested signage and CCTV, which has been proven as an effective means of reducing environmental crime.
Kirsten added: “We are pleased to see that all the improvement works are now complete and the layby has reopened - we hope it remains a clean environment for the long-term.”
Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at NWLDC, said: “I’m grateful to Aggregate Industries for taking pride in our district and wanting to support our efforts in keeping our wonderful district clean and tidy for everyone to enjoy.
“Support from businesses and residents is crucial in our fight against environmental crime, and we welcome the steps this company has taken for the benefit of everyone in North West Leicestershire.”