Tarmac employees enjoy volunteering day with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

May 28, 2021

Colleagues from Tarmac’s North West area senior leadership team recently enjoyed a day away from the office volunteering with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust at Tarmac’s Crown Farm Quarry.

Tarmac works in partnership with Cheshire Wildlife Trust at Crown Farm, with the trust managing the restoration plan for the areas of the site where sand and gravel extraction has been completed.

The day activities involved timber removal and processing of trees that had been felled during the winter, along with the creation of a wood chip footpath along the edge of one of the lakes to help with access for school groups.

In 2019, Tarmac and Cheshire Wildlife Trust worked together to create the Crown Farm Discovery Centre at the site, where Cheshire Wildlife Trust now run education sessions for local school children to encourage them learn about nature and how they can play their part in preserving it for the future. The groups can get up close and personal with nature as they explore the restored area of the quarry which has been turned in to a nature reserve.

Richard Kirwin, area director for Tarmac said: “The team had a great time helping the Cheshire Wildlife Trust at Crown Farm. Some of the work was quite hard going as the terrain was fairly steep, and there was lots of wood chip and logs to deal with, but the team got stuck in and really enjoyed the day.

“It’s great to get out of the office and be able to give back, whilst helping to restore a former quarry site makes it all the more rewarding.”

Steven Williams, quarry manager at Crown Farm said: “It is great to see colleagues working with Cheshire Wildlife Trust and helping with the restoration project at Crown Farm.”

Kevin Feeney, living landscapes officer at Cheshire Wildlife Trust said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Tarmac for their help making Crown Farm Nature Reserve ready for school groups to return this summer and for their continued shared vision in making Cheshire better for wildlife’.