The business launched the Bardon Community Fund this year whereby it has committed to providing a total of £400,000 to support local community initiatives for the benefit of residents around Bardon Hill Quarry over the next ten years. It forms part of the company’s Section 106 contributions following planning approval to extend the quarry.
A total of £27,680 has been released to local organisations in the latest phase. This follows on from the first tranche of money released earlier this year, which went to Markfield Parish Council for the development of a new community park and to Copt Oak Church for general building maintenance.
This time, the funding will be distributed to three local organisations. This includes £4,080 to the Rutland Wildlife Trust who will use the money to replace tools, PPE (personal protective equipment) and other equipment. North West Leicestershire District Council will receive £9,800 for a new picnic and willow play area at Forest Adventures. Finally, £13,800 will go to Bardon Sports Club to help improve its disabled access and patio seating area.
Kirsten Hannaford-Hill, Estates Surveyor at Aggregate Industries, comments: “As part of our ongoing commitment to investing in the local community, we are pleased to release our next phase of the Bardon Community Fund. The organisations we have identified offer important and valuable services to the local area and we’re pleased to play our part in ensuring they can remain doing so.”