MP launches partnership project
A partnership between Lafarge Redland Aggregates and Derby City Council was marked by Margaret Beckett, MP for Derby South, when she opened improvements to a riverside path and cycleway.
The year-long, £49,500 facelift to Riverlife Way, near Derby County's Pride Park Stadium, involved landscaping, planting trees and wild flowers, and installing interpretation boards and seats. The work was financed, under the Government's landfill tax credit scheme, by Lafarge Redland who operate a landfill and aggregates recycling facility at Chaddesden, opposite Riverlife Way.
Margaret Beckett planted the final oak tree and Richard Sykes, area general manager for Lafarge Redland, unveiled an interpretation board.
Lafarge Redland's Chaddesden operation is a former sand and gravel quarry which is now used for recycling, ready-mixed concrete and landfill activities. Through the site link with the rail network, used track ballast is brought in to be processed into certificated quality aggregate which is then used in the manufacture of concrete and other high-value applications. Each year around 200,000 tonnes of recycled material passes through Chaddesden which is one of 13 recycling centres operated nationally by Lafarge, with another three due to open shortly.