02 Feb 2018 Back

New path helps schoolchildren beat the mud

A group of Oxfordshire schoolchildren can now hang up their wellies after a muddy footpath between their village and primary school was replaced with a smart all-weather gravel surface just in time for winter.


Every day, at least 50 youngsters and their parents walk to and from Kingston Blount to Aston Rowant School and, until the path was completed, wet weather meant they and their parents either had to slip and slide through the mud or hop in the car. 


Now however, thanks to a community fundraising campaign by Aston Rowant Parish Council, the work has been completed at a cost of just over £25,000.


Schoolchildren and other guests at the official opening of the footpath between Kingston Blount to Aston Rowant


Making a donation of £10,000, alongside others including the parish council and a local landowner, was Grundon Waste Management. Through environmental charity the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE2), Grundon provided the funding from the Landfill Communities Fund.


Peter Hetherington, Aston Rowant path warden, said: “The Parish Council and the community are delighted with the outcome. It makes all the hard work of fundraising worthwhile.”


The footpath provides an important link between the two villages, and in the summer, an estimated 250 walkers use the route every day. 


In addition to schoolchildren, the path is used by recreational walkers and dog walkers; people visiting pubs, shops and amenities in nearby Chinnor and the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; and is also an important link to the main bus route between Oxford and London.


Anthony Foxlee-Brown, Head of Marketing Communications at Grundon, said: “We were delighted to be able to fund this pathway project, both for the local communities and visitors to this beautiful area of countryside.

“Encouraging families to leave their car at home helps children enjoy the nature that’s right around them and of course it’s more environmentally friendly and healthier as well.”


The pathway was opened when Garth Weston, a local landowner who contributed to the project privately and through the Garfield Weston Foundation, cut the official ribbon.


Other funding came from organisations including Aston Rowant Parish Council and the Hillwerke Village Hall Trust.






Add this

Page: 1 of 54, Go to:
In a first for the commercial waste industry, Grundon Waste Management has pioneered the launch of an ultra-low emission hydrogen diesel dual-fuel waste collection vehicle. Built at a cost of &po...
Date: 22 May 2018

Three waste management specialists have been named as the top rising stars in their sector thanks to a new awards programme designed to support and encourage young professionals. The ’35 un...
Date: 11 May 2018

Grundon Sand & Gravel is celebrating after its three mineral extraction sites were recognised as achieving Professional Recognition in Mineral Extraction (PRIME) status by the Institute of Quarry...
Date: 27 Apr 2018

Grundon Waste Management has been ranked in the prestigious Profit Track 100 league table of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits. In the results, published yesterd...
Date: 09 Apr 2018

When global property consultancy and investment management firm JLL decided to reduce its total number of UK suppliers from 2,100 to just 26, competition for a coveted place was extremely tough. Alre...
Date: 26 Mar 2018

Page: 1 of 54, Go to:


Blogs








Privacy   |   Terms and Conditions   |   Site Map   |   Cookies   |   Company Info

Grundon Waste Management Limited Registered in England No.4245965 Grundon Sand & Gravel Limited Registered in England No.443147
Registered Office: Thames House, Oxford Road, Benson, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 6LX E-mail: marketing@grundon.com VAT registration No.785 4156 01
Member of the Environmental Services Association. COPYRIGHT GRUNDON 2011. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.



Customer Service


We believe that our customers should be highly satisfied with the service they receive. To deliver this service we listen carefully to the specific requirements and commercial needs.
We work at all times to provide the best available solutions,taking into account the need to ensure that our customers are fully compliant with all relevant legislation. We strive to get it right first time, every time.


Get Social


         







Twitter Feed