FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Since 1998, FCC Communities Foundation has granted over £200m to more than 7,000 projects which benefit people living within 10 miles of an FCC Environment landfill site.
Visitors to The Almondell Model Engineering Centre, Broxburn are set to get a new Ride-on Railway Bridge to complete the track circuits thanks to a £17,892.18 grant from FCC Communities Foundation. The money will be used to manufacture and erect a steel bridge spanning the pond and will take a double track consisting of the Almondell & Newliston circuits.
ENSO is an organisation which ‘helps students and adults grow and learn in a fast changing world. As partner of schools from all over Europe Enso has become the best and most successful work experience provider agencies in the education sector’.
Heidi Moorcraft, Work Placement Officer, Enso Group Ltd writes: ’20 students joined SRPS for 2 days of volunteering at Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway. They have travelled all the way from the Zespół school in Zduńska Wola, Poland where they are studying to become Rail Technicians. Their trip has been planned by Enso Bristol who arranged for local host families for them to stay with in Edinburgh. Enso approached SRPS for support with arranging a programme of rail related learning for them during their stay. Not only did SRPS offer an in house opportunity, they connected Enso with Almondell Model Engineering Centre and Transport for Scotland. Enso extends it’s most sincere thanks for providing the students with such an enriching and rewarding experience.’
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Our thanks to Engie and the five volunteers who gave up their time to help out on the construction of Blythe Bridge. Their efforts were appreciated and they helped to move the job on. To read a little more about their efforts click here.
Our thanks to Mitsubishi Electric for their generous donation of their Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump. These are manufactured locally in Livingston. When ESME’s Heritage Centre & Museum building project leader was researching environmentally friendly heating options they were very grateful for the help and advice received from Rodney Ayre (Senior Department Manager) of Mitsubishi Electric. This helps considerably to reduce out carbon footprint. An interesting connection between Rodney Ayre and ESME’s endeavours is that he has been the Project Engineer on the freight trains for the Channel Tunnel and Project Manager in the Heathrow Express