'Caring' For Port Talbot
5 July 2011
Costain’s aim to contribute to the communities it works in, through ‘Costain Cares,’ is being demonstrated in Port Talbot, South Wales.
As well as building the new £107million Harbour Way road that will link the M4 motorway with the town, the Company is undertaking long-term initiatives that will benefit the wider community.
This includes revitalising children’s playgrounds, supporting the local rugby team, the Aberavon Wizards, setting up a competitive sports league within schools, and helping local theatre groups like the Port Talbot & District Amateur Operatic Society.
Costain will also help four local schools overhaul and revitalise their children’s playgrounds after they all won an eco-competition. Groups of schoolchildren from St Joseph’s Primary, Tywyn Primary, Eastern Primary and Central Junior School had to present their pitch to a panel from Costain, explaining why their project should be supported by the Harbour Way contractors. But instead of picking just one winner, the entries were of such a high standard that Costain has decided to help all four schools.
Commenting on the community-based programmes, John Skentelbery, Project Manager for the Port Talbot scheme, said: “This project isn’t just about building a new road but investing in the people of the town and their futures. It is a real pleasure for us to be involved in these fantastic community projects.”