Gallagher donates aggregates for Citizens Advice Bureau's new car park
Gallagher Aggregates Ltd was recently pleased to be help the Citizens Advice Bureau in Maidstone by donating the aggregates for their new car park.
The Citizens Advice Bureau, based on the Tonbridge Road in Maidstone, originally had parking for 12 cars, but only if they tripled parked. This inevitably led to a game of musical cars every day when staff needed to leave. The Bureau’s outgoing Chairman, Mr Barrett Manning, wanted to provide more parking space for the staff and was determined to complete the process before he retired. This was no easy process as permission was needed from the landlord to extend the car park into the garden and planning permission had to be granted from the council. Plus there was a further process as two yew trees in the garden were covered by a ‘Tree Protection Order’ so the go ahead had to be granted from the Borough Landscape Officers.
After two years of hassle and hard work, planning permission was finally granted and work was able to begin. With a limited budget, the Citizens Advice Bureau asked Gallagher for help. Knowing what an important job the Bureau does in offering impartial advice to people in need, we were only too pleased to be able to help them and donated all the aggregates needed for the construction of the new car park.
Work has recently been completed and the Bureau now has a wonderful car park for staff and volunteers.