Tarmac volunteers dig deep for Rhoose community

A community group focussed on creating a more wildlife friendly Rhoose is welcoming in a greener 2023, thanks to the support of Tarmac volunteers.

Led by local residents, Replant Rhoose aims to get the community involved in planting trees and creating green spaces in the village of Rhoose.

In a bid to help restore an area of land outside St Peter’s Church, on Church Road, Replant Rhoose members were joined by volunteers from Tarmac’s nearby Aberthaw Cement Plant. The Tarmac team helped with planting and weeding, as well as donating compost and landscape bark to be used towards the project.

Justine Williams, Replant Rhoose lead member, said: “The support Replant Rhoose received from Tarmac has been fantastic to enable us to complete one of our many ‘green’ projects here in Rhoose.

“The final results are such an improvement to a very busy area here in the community who can all look forward to seeing the mixed species hedge and pollinators that we planted flourish, which will attract many birds, insects and small mammals as they seek food and shelter. Thank you Tarmac you have been amazing.”

Stuart Escott, plant manager for Tarmac’s Aberthaw site, said: “We were delighted to be able to lend a hand and support Replant Rhoose’s wonderful work within the community. As the year goes on, we look forward to seeing the plants and flowers attract wildlife and brighten up the local area for everyone to enjoy.”