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Tarmac supplies concrete to Grantham Canal

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Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Works has recently supplied 400 m3 of specialist cement to Grantham Canal Society at a discounted cost as part of supporting the organisation’s restoration of 33 miles of Britain’s historic canal network.

Josie Morrissey, Tarmac’s environmental coordinator, contacted Grantham Canal Society when she heard the organisation was looking for local businesses to donate materials and for volunteers to lend a hand with the restoration.

The society had to demolish both walls of Lock 15 at Stenwith, near Woolsthorpe, in the Vale of Belvoir. This meant that a mass concrete support structure for the new walls was needed, which required approximately 400m3 of concrete in five separate pours. Tarmac organised the pouring of the concrete into Lock 15 whilst a team of volunteers worked on building up the walls and facing brickwork. Thanks to Tarmac’s generosity, Grantham Canal Society has been able to save £4,000 on materials at this vital stage of the project.

David Lyneham-Brown, member of the Executive Committee at Grantham Canal Society, said: “We are very grateful for the support we’ve had from Tarmac. The amount of concrete required to restore this lock is extensive and is a significant cost of the project. It is fantastic that Tarmac is supporting us again and it means we should be able to complete these lock walls by October.”

Josie Morrissey, Environment Co-ordinator at Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Plant, said: “When we heard about the huge restoration project that the Grantham Canal Society was undertaking we were only too keen to find out what we could do to help.

“It is really satisfying to see what a difference the concrete has made and it was great for me personally to be involved as a volunteer.”

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