A donation from Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry has allowed the Rothley and Mountsorrel Heritage Centre to expand its car park.
The £2500 donation was used to create additional car parking spaces at the back of the original car park.
Trevor Warren, works manager at Mountsorrel quarry said: “We are pleased to have been able to continue our partnership with the Heritage Centre, helping them to create the new car park so more visitors can enjoy the centre.”
Steve Cramp, Managing Director at Rothley and Mountsorrel Heritage Centre said: “Since the Heritage Centre opened in 2016 our car park has often been full. We actively encourage walking and cycling to the site, but the centre is some distance from public transport routes.
“The limited parking was resulting in many people not being able to visit and missing out on being able to learn about our local heritage. Creating additional parking has been so important as the site continues to grow, yet obtaining funding for car parks is notoriously difficult.
“We are extremely grateful to Tarmac for recognising our predicament and having the vision to provide a grant for the materials needed. The extra 17 parking spaces have made a huge difference and given us the confidence to continue to improve the Heritage Centre. Visitors returning when we reopen will notice many new additions and new areas of interest, which it would not have been justifiable to add without Tarmac’s grant for our car park.”
Tarmac supported the initial creation of the heritage centre by providing the land required for the project, as well funding of over £680,000 through the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.
In line with government guidelines, Rothley and Mountsorrel Heritage Centre will be reopening on Monday 17th May including the museums, Granites Coffee Shop and nature trails.