Community building to be transformed with help from Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund

July 7, 2021

A charitable organisation in County Durham is celebrating after receiving a grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.

The Cornforth Partnership has been awarded over £32,000 from the fund, which will allow them to carry out much needed renovations of their community building, Cornforth House.

Tony Cutmore, from the Cornforth Partnership said “Cornforth House is a vital community hub in the heart of our local community as well as providing working space for our staffing teams it also provides rooms and resources for community groups and training providers.

“Over the last 25 years the partnership has had some investment into its buildings to repair areas which have been of a structural or health and safety concern, however the grant from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund will now allow us to make the building warm and welcoming for our clients and service users.”

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.

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.”

The Partnership have opted to use locally based companies to carry out the work ensuring they support the local business community during this time.

It has been over 25 years since The Cornforth Partnership carried out major refurbishment of its building and it is excited to have this opportunity to sustain its community hub for the future.