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Friday, 18 July 2014

Mountsorrel Halt Progress

If you have passed along Bond Lane, Mountsorrel in recent weeks you will have noticed activity at the site of the new Mountsorrel Halt. We are very grateful to Lafarge Tarmac and in particular to their loading shovel/digger operator Nigel Copson who have provided free digger and materials assistance to help get the build under way.

Nigel Copson of Lafarge Tarmac digs new drainage channels in the car park.

Mountsorrel Halt car park starts to take shape. A Geogrid mesh system will be added to give a hard wearing surface that still allows grass to grow through.

Nigel has reprofiled the cutting side, dug out the car park area and covered with a sub base. He has also dug out the base of the cutting where the platform will go and added additional drainage to the cutting side.

In addition to this Soar Valley Landscapes have cut out the access path route on the cutting side.

Our volunteers have also assisted rebuilding dry stone walls and surveying and setting out for the work.

The main contract for the rest of the build should be awarded within the next week with work expected to start quickly.

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