Chesterfield Canal gets a makeover


A 30-strong team from Auto Windscreens undertook a volunteer day for Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service on 11 August at Tapton Lock, undertaking conservation grassland cuts, litter picking and preparation and painting of the lock arms. To reduce their carbon footprint, volunteers also opted to walk the three-mile route to the lock from the company’s head office in Storforth Lane, Chesterfield. The day was organised between Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service and Auto Windscreens’ Aspire Learning EXperience (ALEX) apprentices, as part of their annual ESG project to support the local community.

James MacBeth, Auto Windscreens’ Managing Director, said: “All Auto Windscreens employees benefit from a paid day off each year to support any cause of their choice. Our ‘Motiv8’ initiative is all about going the extra mile for the charities, organisations and people in which we live and work. The canal is a much-loved landmark in Derbyshire and it’s great to see the team giving their time to such a worthy cause, right on our doorstep.”
A spokesperson for Derbyshire County Council said: “We very much appreciated all the work that the Auto Windscreens employees did on their day with us and would welcome them back at any time.”