Tarmac joined Walsall Council officers and colleagues from Crown Highways, Amey Consulting and CLM Construction as part of a social value exercise to tackle litter along Willenhall Greenway.
The sun was shining and after meeting on Farmbridge Road, the group split into two to tackle the mile-long stretch between Clarkes Lane and Hopyard Bridge, clearing up 64 bags of litter in the process.
Mark Harriman, operations manager for Tarmac, said: “The social value event was a great day spent with colleagues and partners on this very important project for Walsall Council. It is always good to put something back into the community as part of our social value commitment to Walsall and its residents.”
Councillor Adrian Andrew, portfolio holder for regeneration at Walsall Council, said: “It’s great to see partnership work delivering tangible social value for our communities above and beyond the ongoing construction work.
“I’d like to thank the teams from Crown Highways, Tarmac, Amey Consulting and CLM Construction for taking the time to get stuck in and for doing such a brilliant job tidying up the Greenway route.”
Funded through the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, the Greenway is a 3km utility and leisure route for both pedestrians and cyclists, running east-west from Willenhall Memorial Park, through Moat Street / Villiers Street connecting with green space, residential and employment areas.
The Willenhall greenway programme forms part of the Willenhall Framework Plan, a 10-year vision and delivery strategy for future housing growth and development. The Framework Plan was supported by Walsall Council’s Cabinet in February 2022 and secured funding in round 2 of the Government’s Levelling Up fund.
More information about the Willenhall Framework plan can be found via https://go.walsall.gov.uk/business/regeneration-and-investment/willenhall-framework