Rothley and Mountsorrel Heritage Center benefits from expanded parking
Pictured above: Rothley and Mountsorrel Heritage Center
Submitted by Tarmac
A heritage center in Leicestershire recently received a donation of £ 2,500 from a local quarry.
Tarmac’s Mountsorrel Quarry donated funding to the Rothley and Mountsorrel Heritage Center to expand the centre’s on-site parking lot.
The £ 2,500 was used to create additional parking spaces behind the original car park.
Trevor Warren, Mountsorrel Quarry Construction Manager, said: “We are pleased to have been able to continue our partnership with the Heritage Center, helping them to create the new parking lot so that more visitors can enjoy the center. “
Tarmac supported the creation of the heritage center by providing the land needed for the project as well as funding of over £ 680,000 through the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.
Steve Cramp, Managing Director of the Rothley and Mountsorrel Heritage Center, said: “Since the Heritage Center opened in 2016, our parking lot is often full. We actively encourage walking and cycling to the site, but the center is some distance from public transport. routes.
“The limited number of parking spaces made it difficult for many people to visit and not be able to learn more about our local heritage. Creating additional parking spaces has been so important as the site continues to grow, but it is notoriously difficult to secure funds for parking lots. . “
Steve said: “We are extremely grateful to Tarmac for recognizing our predicament and for having the vision to provide a grant for the necessary equipment.
“The 17 additional parking spaces made a huge difference and gave us the confidence to continue improving the Heritage Center.
He said visitors returning to the center will notice many new additions and new areas of interest.
In accordance with government guidelines, the Rothley and Mountsorrel Heritage Center will reopen today Monday, May 17, including museums, the Granite’s Coffee Shop and nature trails.
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