We are proud to support our neighbouring village communities with a variety of projects and activities.
With over 90 per cent of our workforce living within 10 miles of the quarry, it is important to us that we play an active role in helping our communities to thrive.
Quarry liaison group
For over 30 years we have worked closely with our local parish councils and other local representatives through our Quarry Liaison Group (QLG).
We care about our surrounding local communities, and through our engagement with the QLG we have continued to protect the welfare of our neighbours while we carry out our work at the quarry.
The QLG meets twice a year to discuss our work and future plans for the quarry. We are in contact with members on a regular basis in between meetings to update them on the latest news from the quarry and to listen to their views.
The Group is made up of local representatives from the following organisations:
- Leicestershire County Council
- Charnwood Borough Council
- Mountsorrel Parish Council
- Quorn Parish Council
- Rothley Parish Council
- Barrow Upon Soar Parish Council
- Woodhouse Parish Council
We believe in giving back to our neighbouring communities, which is why we have supported a range of local projects over the years.
Mountsorrel and Rothley Heritage Centre
We are pleased to be an ongoing supporter of the Mountsorrel and Rothley Heritage Centre.
A decade-long, volunteer-run initiative, we supplied building materials and equipment while it was under construction. Many of our staff also volunteered their skills to help restore 1.75 miles of the Mountsorrel Railway – an industrial line originally constructed in the late-1800s to serve local granite quarries in and around Mountsorrel. The line was rebuilt over a period of eight years using traditional Victorian tools and methods.
Through our Landfill Communities Fund, we also contributed two major grants towards the redevelopment of both Mountsorrel Station and Nunckley Hill station, as well as the construction and fitting of the main Heritage Centre building and the erection of the museum and exhibition buildings.
This fantastic heritage attraction continues to grow in popularity, drawing around 39,000 visitors a year. In 2017, one of these visitors was HRH The Prince of Wales, who paid an official visit to congratulate the hundreds of volunteers who committed their time and efforts to the project.
Quorn's Old School House
We have continued to support Quorn Parish Council and the volunteer team behind the redevelopment of Quorn’s Old School House into a community facility.
In 2016, we donated a £200,000 grant as part of our Landfill Communities Fund to support the restoration of the building, which was used to install a new roof, gutters and downpipes.
The West Wing of the building – originally built in 1834 – was completed and officially opened in May 2018 to coincide with the village’s May Day celebrations.
Once the restoration is complete, it is hoped the building will eventually house the Quorn village library, a social centre and a tea room.
Mountsorrel Memorial Centre
We contributed towards the development of Mountsorrel’s new Memorial Centre by donating funds via our Landfill Communities Fund and granite supplies for the build.
Commissioned by Mountsorrel War Memorials Trust and Mountsorrel Parish Council in December 2016, the Memorial Centre is a new multi-purpose, community facility that includes a café, shops and a performance space. Local businesses can also benefit by using one of the many meeting and conference rooms.
The Landfill Communities Fund
The Landfill Tax Credit (as it was originally named) was established by the Government in 1996. It enables landfill operators to donate part of their annual tax liability to enrolled Environmental Bodies for a variety of approved community and environmental projects. Since the Landfill Communities Fund was established we have donated almost £19 million to local communities and projects throughout the UK.
More information about the Landfill Communities Fund can be found here: http://www.entrust.org.uk/
Local groups can apply for funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects within 7 miles of a Tarmac waste, cement and lime or quarrying site provided they are within 10 miles of any licenced landfill site.
For further guidance or an information pack, please contact Derbyshire Environmental Trust on 01629 539182 or 01629 538614, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also pleased to support the following groups, initiatives and events:
- Quorn Juniors Football Club
- Swithland Flower Show
- Rothley Lions 10k run
- Mountsorrel Revivial
- Rothley Cemetery
- St Barts Primary School
- Quorn in Bloom
- Rothley Primary School
- Mountsorrel Youth Café
- Barrow Community Library
If you would like to find out more about our work in the local community, or if you have a project in need of support, please get in touch with our community relations team by emailing email@example.com
“The kit sponsorship the club receives from Tarmac is greatly received and enables us to keep running for the benefit of nearly three hundred boys and girls from the local community. As a club we are very proud and thankful to Tarmac for their continued support.” Joe Whibley, Quorn Juniors Football Club Chairman.