Quarry site open day brings in hundreds of visitors

August 02 2016

MORE than 500 people took the opportunity to visit Chipping Sodbury quarry during an open day at the site.

MORE than 500 people took the opportunity to visit Chipping Sodbury quarry during an open day at the site.
Visitors were taken deep into the quarry in shifts in a 50-seater coach to see how the Hanson site operated.
They watched a loading shovel and dumper trucks at work, were shown stone crushing and screening equipment and viewed a series of displays from shot firing to fossils.
Landscape manager Alexandra Pick and geologist Adam Chapman explained how the quarry was set to be developed and showed the work being done to increase biodiversity.
Visitors also had the chance to see an asphalt paver and a moving floor articulated truck provided by the contracting division, a cement tanker and new concrete truck mixer.
Unit manager Colin White, quarry manager James Veakins and his team acted as guides, helped by colleagues from other Hanson sites in the area.
Mr Veakins said: “It took a lot of planning but with everyone pulling together, it was worth all the effort. The feedback from the public was really positive.”    Quarry site open day brings in hundreds of visitors
Visitors also had the chance to see an asphalt paver and a moving floor articulated truck provided by the contracting division, a cement tanker and new concrete truck mixer.