Tarmac’s Tunstead quarry has donated 20 tonnes of limestone to Bugsworth Basin, situated in the village of Buxworth in the High Peak of Derbyshire, as part of its commitment to the community.
The company made the donation after being approached by The Bugsworth Basin Heritage Trust to level a large area of its site, which is used to host marquee events.
Viv Russell, Lime & Powders Director at Tarmac said, “We were delighted to assist with this request to improve the landscaped area at Bugsworth Basin. It is a great local asset and we hope that our donation can help the Trust continue with their good work.”
Mark Lomas, Publicity Officer at Bugsworth Basin Heritage Trust, said: “We’d like to thank Tarmac’s Tunstead quarry for their donation. The new levelled area is a fantastic base for holding the many events we are planning here. This makes it much more of an ‘all year round’ venue, so it can be used by more people and in turn, raising more money for Bugsworth Basin.”
The village of Buxworth was a former Limestone Processing Plant, once boasting the largest inland Waterways Port in England. Its canal basin, Bugsworth Basin, was previously an intersection with the old Victorian Peak Forest Tramway.