Barton under Needwood & Dunstall Key Trust and Aggregate Industries sign Community Fund Agreement
Aggregate Industries UK Limited and the Barton under Needwood
& Dunstall Key Trust are pleased to announce that they have
signed a Community Fund Agreement whereby the local charity will
receive a contribution for every tonne of sand and gravel sold
from the Newbold Quarry Extension once it receives planning
permission from Staffordshire County Council. The charity will
then use this money to help support local people and local
projects to the benefit of the parishioners of the two
Tim Claxton of Aggregate Industries said that "We are
proud to support such a worthwhile cause. As a business
operating within a large community we try to help when we can
but this Agreement will cement our commitment to giving
something back to the two parishes who have lived next door to
our quarry for many years."
Adrian Wedgwood, Chairman of the Key Trust said "Already
we are supporting with grants a growing number of individuals &
organisations within our two villages and the generous
contributions to our Charity anticipated from Aggregate
Industries will allow the Key Trust to invest to ensure we can
continue making a real difference in our communities for many
years to come”. “Anyone who thinks we may be able to help should
first look up
www.bartondunstallkeytrust.co.uk where they’ll find
all the information they need and a grant application form”
The planning application for the Quarry Extension is
currently with the planning department of Staffordshire County
Council awaiting a decision. It seeks permission to extend the
existing quarry workings into a further 160 ha of land and
extract 13 million tonnes of sand and gravel over the next 15-20
years. The quarry will be restored to a mixture of woodland and
wetland with increased public access and will create a ‘green
barrier’ between the two villages and the town of Burton on
Trent. Once approved the Quarry Extension will not only
safeguard the jobs of the 90 employees many of whom live
locally, but will also continue to provide a reliable supply of
high quality sand and gravel into Staffordshire and the wider
The fund could be worth as much as £30,000 per annum for the
life of the quarry all of which will be used by the Key Trust to
benefit the communities of Barton under Needwood and Dunstall.
The Barton under Needwood & Dunstall Key Trust was
established in 2007 by the amalgamation of four historic
charities benefiting the village communities of Barton under
Needwood and Dunstall. The Key Trust provides access to
financial grants to help:
Individuals of any age in need through illness, disability,
bereavement or accident.
Young people with their extra curricular activities.
Community organisations with major projects.
The Barton & Dunstall Key Trust can award grants of up to
£500 to individuals and up to £10,000 to organisations.
Aggregate Industries UK Limited is a leading player in the
construction industry, committed to creating a better built
environment. It produces and supplies a wide range of
construction materials including aggregates, asphalt,
ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products.
Newbold Quarry is operated by Bardon Aggregates the quarrying
division of Aggregate Industries and Newbold has been operating