Our Community

We play an important role in the Accrington and Bury communities in terms of the aggregates we produce, the services we deliver and the jobs we provide – directly – and indirectly sourcing supplies in the local areas wherever possible. Park Royal are proud to give back to our local Communities – wherever our activities take us.

Where we can, we support and contribute to local causes and we are always mindful of the impact our operations can have on our neighbours – taking steps to minimise them where possible. For example we invest heavily in modern equipment with quieter engines to minimise noise from our quarry excavations or construction sites.

We recognise that a good relationship with our neighbours is important, so we have also joined the Whinney Hill Working Group that regularly meets with local Residents, Councillors, the Environment Agency and Sita UK, to discuss plans and activities on site and address any local concerns.

Locally we have donated over £3,000 of rockery to various community projects around the borough in the last year, including the “Welcome” amenity area on the A679 Burnley road near the A56 junction, a local school project, a children’s play area along Bolton Avenue and a public space under the Railway Arches at Accrington’s train station.

Sponsorship

We have hosted educational site-visits for local schools in Accrington and sponsored various local sporting teams in the past (top left) ranging from football teams in Accrington and Bury to Bury Hockey Club (top centre) in more recent years. Founded in 2005, we’d like to congratulate Bury Hockey Club on their recent league win and promotion to Division 4 North of the Northwest Hockey League.

We were delighted to sponsor CJ McManus (top right) who again put on his running shoes and completed The Great Manchester Run in May 2013, this year raising money for The Lighthouse Club - a UK construction charity.

Last November we encouraged our male employees to become “Mo-Bro’s” and raise awareness for men’s health. Several of our guys took up the challenge and a few are pictured in News section (link above).

Charities

Our charity of the year for 2013 is the Multiple Sclerosis Society. We try to spread our charitable giving across a variety of local and national charities every year, ranging from The Construction Industry Charity The Lighthouse Club to children’s charities such as Outward Bound, The Rainbow Trust, or Children today to healthcare charities like Macmillan Nurses, Fairfield SCBU, Wessex Heartbeat.

We have regularly supported the Police’s charity expeditions to help orphans in Eastern Europe donating fuel for their vehicles and we operate a payroll giving scheme (GAYE) which enables employees to make tax-free donations to their favourite charities where we match their contributions up to £500 a year.

Recycling

We send our printer cartridges and old company mobiles for recycling using schemes that make donations to local charities too as every little helps.

Park Royal support the Lighthouse Club