Successful partnerships lead to new cemetery pathways for Burton Joyce Parish Council, thanks to Balfour Beatty and Hanson.

The Parish Council has been liaising with Balfour Beatty over recent months to explore ways in which improvements can be made to the village. This is part of Balfour Beatty’s continuing commitment to leaving a positive legacy in local communities.   Balfour Beatty is the main contractor for the new Gedling Access Road, and is keen to engage with local communities during the works to help mitigate the impact on villages such as ours.

Pictured left to right: Christian McMullen, Hanson – Cllr Laurence King, Burton Joyce Parish Council – Matt Williams, Balfour Beatty

The Parish Council recently approached Balfour Beatty to explore opportunities to work in partnership with them on community projects.  One of the key projects is the re-surfacing of the old and damaged pathways in Burton Joyce Cemetery.  The work was undertaken by Balfour Beatty’s subcontract partners, Hanson, led by Site Supervisor Christian McMullen.  The team laid 32 tonnes of tarmac with fantastic results.

Hanson team ready to get started


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Parish Councillor, Laurence King said

“We would like to extend our thanks to both Balfour Beatty and Hanson for this transformation of the footpaths.  Our cemetery is well-loved and frequently visited.  Whilst the grounds are all beautifully maintained by our team of grounds staff, the pathways were looking tired and worn.  By undertaking this necessary repair and restoration work for us, not only has it improved the appearance of the cemetery, but it has saved the Parish Council considerable financial investment and therefore benefits the whole community”.

Hanson supervisor, Chris McMullen, said

“It was great to be involved and see the difference the work has made. The paths will now service the cemetery much better for years to come.”

Paul Stephenson, Balfour Beatty Project Lead, also commented

“Leaving a legacy is always something we aspire to do. Huge thanks to Hanson, our partners, for making this project happen. The positive impact here is clear, and we are proud to have been a part of it.”

The Parish Council looks forward to continuing to work with Balfour Beatty on more projects to benefit our village and our residents.