Local Community Partnering

During a recent project to carry our junction improvements on the A64, we struck up a rewarding relationship with local businesses which provided inspiring benefits on Respecting the Community and Respecting the Environment.

Lengths of hedgerow, some trees and an old stone culvert parapet had to be removed as part of the junction improvement work. Rather than disposing of these to landfill or simply chipping all the timber for re-use, we worked closely with a local family business, Sloemotion, a gin distillery, to give items a new lease of life.

Some timber from a felled tree will be transformed into a bar at Sloemotion’s new visitor centre. Some of the removed hedgerows will be turned into structures to display products, and the hand cut stone from the culvert parapet will be used to adorn new buildings as part of their new visitor centre.

In addition to these, timber from some of the other felled trees have been transported to a local land owner and the prestigious Castle Howard estate to use as wood chippings within their grounds.

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