Volunteers Create Special Place
4 March 2016
When Immingham Town Council in Lincolnshire asked for help in building a new memorial garden, Costain gladly answered the call.
Five volunteers from the A160 Port of Immingham Improvement Scheme prepared the ground and laid the foundations for a new garden of remembrance at Immingham Cemetery, giving the local community a place to pay their respects.
The volunteers - John Harris, Dan Hand, Marcus Plume, Pat Cahill and Tom King – took just two days to clear the ground and lay the foundation stones.
“When Immingham Council made the call, we didn’t hesitate to help. As soon as they asked us we moved in and cleared the ground for them. I think they were pleasantly surprised by how quickly it all came together,” said Steve Ellis, Community Relations Officer on the A160 Scheme.
The project was initiated by the Town Council and funded by One Voice, a local fundraising organisation, from the Immingham 100 Legacy Fund. The building stage will take around eight weeks. After that there will be another period of approximately 12 weeks to let the grass regrow. Once the building work is complete, Immingham in Bloom will create the garden.
Costain is currently working on the £88.4 million scheme on behalf of Highways England. The Scheme involves upgrading 5km of the A160 and A180 from single carriageway to dual carriageway, and constructing a number of new structures.
The Mayor, Councillor Dave Barton, said: “A Remembrance Garden is something that has been lacking in the community. It will enhance the cemetery and create a beautiful space where people can sit and contemplate and remember their loved ones.”
Councillor Barton added: “We are extremely grateful to Costain for their help. They provided all the groundworks and foundations free of charge as a gesture of goodwill to the community. Without them it probably would not have happened.”
Costain Communications Department