Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry has come to the aid of a local resident, who reached out for help after a field that is home to rescue ponies was left unusable due to flooding.
The entrance to the field, situated on Betty Henser Lane in Mountsorrel, sits below the flood level, meaning the ponies could be stuck in deep mud for days at a time.
To help relieve the issue, the quarry donated materials to improve the ground under foot for the horses, which included 150mm Type 1 subbase, geotextile fabric and several old quarry conveyor belts. The quarry also enlisted the help of A&V Squires to transport the materials and help with the groundworks.
Trevor Warren, works manager at Mountsorrel Quarry, said: “Seeing the condition of the field when flooded, we knew we had to do something to help and were keen to get involved.
“I would like to thank A&V Squires for their help with the project, along with the team from QPI Ltd who helped us cutting the old conveyor belts down to size. It’s great to know the ponies now have a useable field to call home.”
Sharon Eva Bunney, owner of the rescue ponies, said: “We are very grateful to Mountsorrel Quarry for helping us improve the ground conditions for the ponies.
“It’s a relief to go in the autumn and winter months knowing the ponies are safe and that we don’t have to worry about them when the weather turns for the worst.”