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EKFB supports construction of St. John’s Sports & Social Club car park

EKFB joined forces with supply chain partners, Blackwells, L Lynch, Heidelberg Materials, Octavius, and Clancy in leading the construction of the new car park for St. John’s Sports & Social Club, in Stone, near Aylesbury.

The project came to fruition after EKFB‘s Social Value team were approached by the club who sought help and expertise in assisting them with the reconstruction of their car park. The existing space was in poor shape, unsuitable for vehicles, and operating on a weather dependent basis which made it challenging for club members to access the facility safely.

EKFB led their team of suppliers who volunteered their time to provide the plant, the people, and assisted in securing the site for the works. A special mention for Heidelberg Materials who generously donated 300 tonnes of materials to the project, which is our largest donation to the community in Stone to date. The works were completed successfully ahead of the three-week proposed schedule, allowing the local parish council and the club to complete the final step in laying the topsoil.

St. John’s Sports & Social Club Chairman, Lee Evans, had this to say: "We have six men’s, women’s and kids’ football teams based at St. John’s Sports & Social Club which proves to be a challenge in terms of managing both the pitches and adjacent car parking area, which can get very boggy, especially in bad weather.

We approached HS2 to see if they could loan us some heavy plant to prepare and lay over 3,000 plastic grids to construct a robust car parking area, as part of their corporate social programme. They went way beyond this by facilitating EKFB to provide project design, management and survey services, incorporating various subcontractors, including Blackwells, L Lynch, Heidelberg Materials, Octavius, and Clancy. We look forward to being able to cater for more players and supporters, thereby hoping to ease the parking pressure on our neighbours' roads."

Assistant Clerk at Stone Parish Council, Angela Coulthard, said: “For years the grass area used for parking on football match days turned into a boggy mess during wet seasons which made it unusable and unsightly but with the generous help of EKFB, Blackwells, L Lynch, Octavius, Clancy and Heidelberg Materials, the area was excavated and prepared for parking grids to be laid which were back-filled with topsoil, by volunteers from the St. John’s football teams, allowing grass to return again but providing a much more stable base for cars.

The Parish Council acknowledges with thanks the grant provided from the Buckinghamshire Council Community Board to purchase the parking grids and is grateful for the assistance of all those who have provided their time, resources and labour for this project which allows the area to better serve the Sports & Social Club whilst retaining the open green space for all to enjoy.”

St. John’s Sports & Social Club and Stone Parish Council would like to thank everyone for their contributions, time, and efforts in making the project a success, and we hope St. John’s Sports & Social Club enjoy their new car parking facilities.


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