Community Involvement

Rowlinsons have always been closely involved with the communities around our projects and have engaged with them in a number of ways.

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We provide safety awareness presentations in schools located close to our sites. Younger children are given drawings depicting safety scenes to colour and these are often displayed on site.

  • We provide work experience placements for school children both on site and in head office
  • We have assisted with the school projects regarding environmental recycling.
  • We have organised and facilitated trips for children and local people to manufacturing plants
  • In one area we helped the school children through their SAT exams by providing breakfast for over 200 pupils. The teachers had explained that the children often missed breakfast and that it would probably help the school to achieve a higher pass rate, and consequently assist in keeping the school open, if the children could have a good breakfast before taking their tests
  • We have allowed local art students the use of site hoardings to practice their skills.
  • In collaboration with our supply chain, we built an extension to a local school at no cost to the school.
  • We have provided support for local community groups through participating in fundraising events, street parties etc.
  • We have contributed to community newsletters – both financially and with editorial articles.
  • On one project we worked with local artists and sculptors in the selection and delivery of an urban art project.
  • Arranged a trip on the Severn Valley Railway for the residents and staff of a scheme for those with learning disabilities

We have recently completed a supported housing scheme near Macclesfield. The scheme is the redevelopment of existing accommodation for residents with learning disability. In order to help the staff explain to the residents what is going to happen and how some of the construction activities will look and sound we undertook a number of presentations including using toy dumper trucks and other props. We organised a trip to ‘Diggerland’ for the residents to enable them to view, and in some cases try out, large pieces of construction equipment such as earth movers and JCBs..