Stalybridge site receives Dam fine donation

WORK to renovate and bring back into use an area of Stalybridge has been boosted by a huge firm.

For Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, has joined the effort in the creation of a bridge for Millbrook Dam.

Part of Stalybridge Country Park has seen a new structure installed as part of a scheme to renovate it and encourage visitors to appreciate it.

And in a boost to the efforts, the business’ Trafford Park branch has donated steel to be used for the bridge handrails.

(from left to right) Andrew Ward, Metal Supermarkets Manchester (Trafford Park), Tom Kay, Stalybridge Electrical, Gary Rothwell, Stalybridge Electrical

Gary Rothwell of Carrbrook Angling Club, which manages the area, is behind the transformation of Millbrook Dam.

And the handrails, making the new bridge to the south bank safe to use, is a huge addition to the project.

Other sponsors helped out, with Tameside Welding and Fabrication doing the fabrication and Widnes Galvanising the galvanising, alongside young learners from Works4U, which has been in board and assisting for some time.

“Metal Supermarkets Manchester (Trafford Park) is proud to help our community by donating steel for local non-profit fishing clubs to build a bridge enabling access to the south bank,” said James Headifen, Director, franchise development and operations of Metal Supermarkets Franchising UK.

“Metal Supermarkets takes pride in supporting our communities by delivering signature world class customer service matched with speed, variety and convenience for professionals and hobbyists alike.”

The bridge work does not mark the end of the Millbrook Dam project.

Future plans include resurfacing the entire footpath around the dam in sandstone grit and installing a memorial garden so trees or hedges can be planted in memory of a loved ones.

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