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GRANT LIGHTS THE WAY FOR MORE TENNIS IN BUXTON

GRANT LIGHTS THE WAY FOR MORE TENNIS IN BUXTON

Our short winter days and gloomy autumn evenings will no longer hamper the opportunities for tennis players in Buxton. Thanks to a major grant from a national Tarmac fund, Buxton Tennis Club is making plans to install a state-of-the-art floodlight system.

COUNTY COUNCIL LEADER VISITS MAJOR DERBYSHIRE EMPLOYER

COUNTY COUNCIL LEADER VISITS MAJOR DERBYSHIRE EMPLOYER

Kitted out in hard hat and high visibility jacket, Derbyshire County Council leader Barry Lewis has visited one of the most important local employers and contributors to the county’s economy.

TARMAC’S CEMENT BUSINESS BOOSTS ROAD FLEET

TARMAC’S CEMENT BUSINESS BOOSTS ROAD FLEET

Tarmac’s Tunstead Cement Plant has boosted its road fleet with six new trucks for delivery of bulk and packed cement to customers across the region.

BUXTON CHILDREN 'GET ON THEIR BIKES' FOR THE NEW YEAR

BUXTON CHILDREN 'GET ON THEIR BIKES' FOR THE NEW YEAR

Pupils at Buxton Junior School are looking forward to better weather and longer days, so they can get out and about on their bikes, now they have improved their cycling skills through a Bikeability course.

KEELE AND KINGSLEY QUARRIES JOIN TARMAC’S PORTFOLIO

KEELE AND KINGSLEY QUARRIES JOIN TARMAC’S PORTFOLIO

Tarmac has taken ownership of two quarries at Keele and Kingsley in Staffordshire which have been supplying clay and shale to Tarmac’s Tunstead cement plant near Buxton for 16 years.

STERNDALE MOOR ARMISTICE EVENT BOOSTED BY DONATION FROM LOCAL COMPANY

STERNDALE MOOR ARMISTICE EVENT BOOSTED BY DONATION FROM LOCAL COMPANY

Villagers in Sterndale Moor marked the Centenary of the Armistice with a full day of events from a ‘show and tell’ of World War One memorabilia including a rifle and bayonet; to the lighting of a beacon, one of 1200 lit nationwide on the evening of 11/11.

DOVE HOLES CRICKET CLUB WELCOMES NEW SPONSOR

DOVE HOLES CRICKET CLUB WELCOMES NEW SPONSOR

Dove Holes cricketers are looking forward to next season and continuing their club upgrade project with a new supporter on board. Tarmac’s Tunstead site is to sponsor the 130-year-old club for the next three years.

MAJOR DONATION TO IMPROVE ‘ACCESS FOR ALL’ AT GOYT VALLEY BEAUTY SPOT

MAJOR DONATION TO IMPROVE ‘ACCESS FOR ALL’ AT GOYT VALLEY BEAUTY SPOT

Tarmac is helping to improve ‘access for all’ at a Peak District National Park beauty spot, with a major donation announced during National Parks Week. Visitors to Fernilee Reservoir in the Goyt Valley can look forward to better access and facilities, thanks to the support which is being gifted through the company’s national Landfill Communities Fund. *

KIT SPONSOR HELPS YOUNG BUXTON FELL RUNNERS, COME RAIN OR SHINE

KIT SPONSOR HELPS YOUNG BUXTON FELL RUNNERS, COME RAIN OR SHINE

Young fell runners in Buxton are sporting smart new neck warmers for their training and competitions. Whilst in the recent heatwave, they have been more useful for keeping the sun off heads, Tarmac’s Tunstead site was pleased to be able to support the team in such a practical way.

GREEN FINGERED RESIDENTS OF BUXTON GET READY FOR THIRD ANNUAL GARDEN TRAIL

GREEN FINGERED RESIDENTS OF BUXTON GET READY FOR THIRD ANNUAL GARDEN TRAIL

As London’s annual horticultural showcase comes to close, keen gardeners in Buxton are busy putting the finishing touches to their own works of art! It’s only a couple of weeks until keen gardeners around Buxton unveil the results of their hard work in the third annual Buxton Garden Trail (9 and 10 June).

TARMAC VOLUNTEERS CLEARING THE WAY FOR SUMMER PEAK DISTRICT ROUTES

TARMAC VOLUNTEERS CLEARING THE WAY FOR SUMMER PEAK DISTRICT ROUTES

Summer walkers in one area south of Bakewell will enjoy a clear pathway, thanks to a day of action from a group of volunteers from Tarmac’s Tunstead site. The group joined forces with new Peak District National Park Project Assistant, Harriet Saltis to tackle overgrown brambles and hedgerows on the path near Alport, alongside Shining Bank Quarry.

Bright safety boost for Fairfield School pupils

Bright safety boost for Fairfield School pupils

Pupils at Fairfield Infant and Nursery School love getting out and about to learn about the world around them. And now these school trips have taken a step up in safety with the donation of a full set of high visibility jackets from nearby company Tarmac.

2018 BUXTON GARDEN TRAIL LAUNCHES WITH NEW SPONSOR ON BOARD

2018 BUXTON GARDEN TRAIL LAUNCHES WITH NEW SPONSOR ON BOARD

For the third year running, Buxton’s green fingered residents will be showing off their gardens as part of the Buxton Garden Trail – and this year the organisers have a new sponsor on board -local employer Tarmac.

Five Buxton apprenticeships on offer as part of Tarmac’s national scheme

Five Buxton apprenticeships on offer as part of Tarmac’s national scheme

As the UK celebrates National Apprenticeship Week, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has announced that it will create 100 new apprenticeships in the UK in 2018 – and five of these will be at the company’s Tunstead site near Buxton.

Top tourist attraction, Discover Buxton celebrates continued partnership with local sponsor

Top tourist attraction, Discover Buxton celebrates continued partnership with local sponsor

Popular heritage tour company Discover Buxton is celebrating a new year of partnership and sponsorship with local company Tarmac. For the third year, Tarmac is sponsoring the production of the organisation’s fascinating monthly podcast which takes a step back in time to present a range of interesting and quirky subjects from the spa town’s history. Photo caption: In the famous Buxton tram - Netta Christie of Discover Buxton (second left) celebrates the continued partnership with local employer Tarmac, and sponsorship of the Buxton historical podcast - pictured here with Pete Butterworth, Tarmac’s General Manager, Lime and Powders (left); and Sue Gregory and Linda Grooby of the Tarmac’s Community Committee (right).

STERNDALE MOOR CHILDREN ENJOY REVAMPED PLAYGROUND

STERNDALE MOOR CHILDREN ENJOY REVAMPED PLAYGROUND

It’s all smiles for children in Sterndale Moor near Buxton who are having more fun outdoors, now that the village playground has been revamped. A community donation from major local employer Tarmac has been used to give the site a makeover with the aim of encouraging more children to come and use it, and with the importance of safety in mind.

LONG-STANDING INDUSTRY/EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES AWARD-WINNING TALENT

LONG-STANDING INDUSTRY/EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES AWARD-WINNING TALENT

Major local employer Tarmac is marking its long-standing partnership with Chesterfield College by celebrating more award-winning talent at the company, through the success of 20-year-old Apprentice Molly Bardwell, who has just been chosen as the College’s ‘Student of the Year’.

‘HIGH VISIBILITY’ VISIT FOR NEW MP

‘HIGH VISIBILITY’ VISIT FOR NEW MP

New High Peak MP Ruth George has donned high visibility safety gear for her first visit to Tarmac’s site at Tunstead, one of the largest and longest-standing employers in her constituency.

Bridging the gap: improving the terrain for Peak District walkers

Bridging the gap: improving the terrain for Peak District walkers

For walkers who have enjoyed the many miles of footpaths in the magnificent Peak District National Park, but often wondered how remote paths and bridges are built, a team from Tarmac can explain! The two teams, comprising 18 employees from Tarmac’s Tunstead site, have worked with the Peak District National Park Authority to transport materials and construct a small footbridge over a boggy path on the Pennine Way at Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

LOCAL PEOPLE JOIN HOSPICE TO LIGHT A CANDLE FOR LOVED ONES

LOCAL PEOPLE JOIN HOSPICE TO LIGHT A CANDLE FOR LOVED ONES

Residents of the High Peak joined Blythe House Hospice in Chapel-en-le-Frith to remember and celebrate the life of someone special at this year’s Light up a Life Festival, which recently took place on the afternoon of Sunday 20th November. The lights were officially switched on by Viv Russell, lime and powders director at Tarmac’s Tunstead site.

FESTIVAL LIGHTS UP TOWN IN MEMORY OF LOVED ONES

FESTIVAL LIGHTS UP TOWN IN MEMORY OF LOVED ONES

Residents of the High Peak who would like to remember and celebrate the life of loved ones are invited to join Blythe House Hospice for its Light up a Life Festival, which takes place this year on the afternoon of Sunday 20 November. The lights will be officially switched on by Viv Russell, lime and powders director at Tarmac’s Tunstead site.

BUXTON INFANT SCHOOL SAYS THANKS

BUXTON INFANT SCHOOL SAYS THANKS

Tarmac at Tunstead near Buxton has recently donated £100 to Buxton Infant School to go towards new playground equipment.

Lee’s long relay to Lands End!

Lee’s long relay to Lands End!

One of our employees, Lee Royle, who works in the Security team at Tunstead, has recently taken part in a charity relay from John O Groats to Lands End (Jogle), travelling by bike, foot and skates!

TARMAC LENDS SUPPORT FOR LOCAL HISTORY PODCASTS

TARMAC LENDS SUPPORT FOR LOCAL HISTORY PODCASTS

The story of the quarrymen of the Buxton Lime Firms, as well as other local historical themes, will be brought to life in a series of podcasts that have been sponsored by Tarmac at Tunstead and will be produced by Discover Buxton Tours.

‘THE WAR YEARS’ QUARRY EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN BUXTON IN NOVEMBER

‘THE WAR YEARS’ QUARRY EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN BUXTON IN NOVEMBER

‘The War Years’ will be the theme of a special Quarry Exhibition, being held by Tarmac at Buxton Methodist church from Saturday 5th to Sunday 13th November. It will feature images from Tarmac’s archive photographs from the local area that date back to the late 1800s, including pictures from the site during the First and Second World Wars.

SCHOOL GETS A BOOST TO EDUCATIONAL TRIPS

Fairfield Endowed (C of E) Junior School in Buxton has received a boost to its budget for educational trips, thanks to a donation from Tarmac at Tunstead.

BUXTON CHARITY TAKES A TOUR AT TARMAC

BUXTON CHARITY TAKES A TOUR AT TARMAC

Ten visitors from the mental health charity, the Buxton Grapevine Wellbeing Centre were given first-hand experience of the quarrying lime and cement industry at a recent tour of Tarmac’s site at Tunstead.

PUPILS GET TO GRIPS WITH QUARRYING INDUSTRY ON SCHOOL VISIT

PUPILS GET TO GRIPS WITH QUARRYING INDUSTRY ON SCHOOL VISIT

Twenty one pupils from Peak Forest School (C of E) Primary School in Buxton were given an insight into the quarrying and limestone industries when they visited Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Derbyshire recently. The visit was part of year 5 and 6 pupils’ studies of landscape and rocks, including learning more about the origins of limestone and its importance as a raw material. They also learned about the history of the Tunstead site and visited the cement plant to gain an insight into how limestone is made into cement.

‘ALL THAT JAZZ’ AS TARMAC SUPPORTS LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

‘ALL THAT JAZZ’ AS TARMAC SUPPORTS LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tarmac at Tunstead has donated £50 to Dove Jazz Club which will go towards the running costs of its annual Jazz Festival. The Festival runs from 1-3 July and is centred on the Village Hall in Dove Holes, Buxton.

TUNSTEAD REMEMBERS LOCAL WAR HEROES

TUNSTEAD REMEMBERS LOCAL WAR HEROES

15 employees of the Buxton Lime Firms who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme will be remembered, alongside thousands of others, at a special service at Westminster Abbey on its 100th anniversary.

Audit reveals Tunstead meets the standards!

We are proud of our certifications, so are pleased that we have recently successfully passed the audits that are part of retaining the internationally recognised management systems’ standards for Quality

PUPILS GET INSIGHT INTO REAL LIFE WORKING QUARRY

PUPILS GET INSIGHT INTO REAL LIFE WORKING QUARRY

50 pupils from Year 5 at Fairfield Junior School in Buxton were given an insight into the whole process of quarrying and cement and lime production when they visited Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Derbyshire recently.

NEW COMMUNITY LIAISON COMMITTEE LAUNCHED

Here at Tarmac in Tunstead we recognise the importance of maintaining good relationships with the local community, which is why we recently established our own Community Liaison Committee.

TARMAC’S HISTORIC CELEBRATION OF QUARRYING A HUGE SUCCESS

TARMAC’S HISTORIC CELEBRATION OF QUARRYING A HUGE SUCCESS

Drilling and blasting, old transport trucks and trains, old style safety, mechanised loading, quarry handling, nature and people; these were the themes at the Quarryman exhibition of archive quarrying images from Tarmac in Tunstead, held at Buxton Methodist Church recently.

TARMAC HELPS LOCAL CHILDREN TO ENJOY BUXTON PANTO

TARMAC HELPS LOCAL CHILDREN TO ENJOY BUXTON PANTO

Children with autism and learning difficulties in Buxton have been given the chance to experience one of the highlights of Christmas - pantomime tickets at Buxton Opera House, thanks to a donation from Tarmac's Tunstead site.

TARMAC'S ON THE RIGHT PATH WITH STONE DONATION

TARMAC'S ON THE RIGHT PATH WITH STONE DONATION

Tarmac in Tunstead has donated 700 tonnes of crushed limestone for the restoration of woodland pathways in the Buxton area, including Grinlow Woods near Poole’s Cavern.

SUMMER CELEBRATION

SUMMER CELEBRATION

On Friday 14th August, our Tunstead and Hindlow sites in Buxton held a Summer Celebration over an extended lunchtime. This also marked the plant’s new ownership by CRH, with the company name changing from Lafarge Tarmac to Tarmac.

NOW YOU CAN HEAR, AS WELL AS SEE THE STORY OF THE QUARRYMAN!

Following the huge success of the Quarryman exhibition that was on display during June and July in the Green Man gallery in Buxton, Tarmac in Tunstead has sponsored Discover Buxton to produce a series of six podcasts. These podcasts will tell the fascinating stories of some of the local men and women that worked for the Buxton Lime firms in the 19th and 20th Century in order to give the public a unique insight into their work and lives.

More recycled materials used in our process

More recycled materials used in our process

We recently put in place the MPA (Mineral Product Association) Waste Code of Practice for Cement kilns at our Cement Plant. This means that we can increase the amount of waste-derived fuels used without the need for a full Environmental Permit variation.

SCHOOL VISIT GOES WITH A BANG!

SCHOOL VISIT GOES WITH A BANG!

Forty four students from Thursfield Primary School in Staffordshire were given first-hand experience of what it is like to work in the construction industry when they visited Lafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead site near Buxton recently.

Tunstead Quarry, Buxton submits plans for new bagging plant

Lafarge Tarmac has submitted a planning application to Derbyshire County Council to construct and commission a new cement bagging facility at its Tunstead Quarry in Buxton. It will replace the old bagging facility and enable the company to meet increased customer demand for bagged cement.

SHADOW RAIL MINISTER VISITS TUNSTEAD QUARRY

SHADOW RAIL MINISTER VISITS TUNSTEAD QUARRY

Lilian Greenwood MP, Shadow Minister for Railways, visited Lafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead aggregates, cement and lime operation this week to discuss rail capacity and ideas to improve the local and national rail network.

CHAPEL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE A BLAST AT TUNSTEAD

CHAPEL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE A BLAST AT TUNSTEAD

Eleven students from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School in the High Peak were given first hand experience of working with raw materials in the construction industry when they visited Lafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead site near Buxton recently.

LOCAL COMPANY HOLDS ‘BAKE OFF’ FUNDRAISER FOR HOSPICE

LOCAL COMPANY HOLDS ‘BAKE OFF’ FUNDRAISER FOR HOSPICE

Blythe House Hospice in the High Peak was delighted to receive a donation of just over £580 recently from the Tunstead Site near Buxton, after the company hosted its own charity ‘Bake Off’, amongst other activities.

TUNSTEAD APPRENTICE COMES OUT TOP

TUNSTEAD APPRENTICE COMES OUT TOP

An apprentice at Lafarge Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Buxton is celebrating after being presented with the prestigious East Midlands ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Award from Chesterfield College.