“Creating sustainable landscapes is a primary objective of RecyCoal, the transformation of the Langton Colliery site will provide a complete and permanent solution to the spoil heap seen by local residents, on a daily basis” commented David Stafford, sales and marketing manager for RecyCoal. “An outdoor space is there to be enjoyed by the community it serves. The work we do plays an important role in shaping the landscape for the surrounding villages and we feel, being part of that community, it is important to support the residents in any way we can.”
The fund has helped a variety of groups including Pinxton U15’s Football Club, South Normanton Disabled Club, John King Worksop Museum, 1st Pinxton Scouts and Pinxton Parish Council. Councillor Jim Coyle who sits on the committee said: “I've been delighted with how the fund’s been handled and how we’ve been able to support such varied and worthy community projects. I am pleased that the donations from RecyCoal can been used to ensure the future longevity of such groups”.
One beneficiary, manager of the Pinxton U15’ Football Club, Andy Dyer said: “The club is not just a football team, it plays a huge role in helping to give some of the local boys’ direction and we can certainly see the benefits. However the costs of running a team do mount up and we heavily rely on the generous donations of local businesses. With the kind donation by RecyCoal we were able to purchase warm coats, meaning that not only are the boys kept warm but also they look and feel part of a team.
“It’s because of the donation that we are also able to continue next year, we are currently second in the league with games in hand. As the team is doing so well it would have been a real shame if the boys couldn’t continue to the U16’s league.”
RecyCoal is undertaking an environmentally led coal recovery and reclamation scheme for the former Langton Colliery site and adjoining industrial land, which comprises a total of 30.1 hectares. The project will ensure that a sustainable long term solution is provided for the reinstatement and restoration of the site. This includes; 8.8 ha of new woodland and scrub with the planting of 22,000 trees, 2km of new hedgerow, 7.2 ha of dry grassland and wetland and 7.6 ha of agricultural land. Local villagers will also benefit from improved rights of way with an upgraded footpath to bridleway.
RecyCoal has established companies in the UK, Australia and the USA with offices in Brisbane, Pittsburgh and its head office in Doncaster in the UK. RecyCoal is currently working on projects in the UK, Australia, the USA, Poland, South Africa and Indonesia.
For further information visit www.recycoal.com
Note to editors:
RecyCoal is the UK’s leading waste coal recovery company. RecyCoal has 30 years of experience of operating a unique coal recovery, land reclamation and remediation business, which has returned many former colliery tips to beneficial amenity and employment uses.
Media Contact: David Stafford, Sales and Marketing Manager, RecyCoal Ltd, Spinner Point, Lakeside Boulevard, Doncaster, DN4 5PL, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)1302 379227. E: davidstafford@