CTLR At Work In Your Community

29th April, 2024
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The Community Benefits Team for CTLR carry out projects large and small across the Perth & Kinross area each and every month. From donations of goods and services to organising and assisting with volunteers and hands-on help, their goal is to leave a positive and lasting impact throughout the life of the project, and beyond.

This work is often specific, such as visiting schools, inspiring the next generation of engineers and organising site tours for a wide array of organisations. You can read about this on our articles here:

However, they also contribute to a myriad of local projects which we've captured here to inspire you to think about how you and the people around you can get involved to bring benefit to your own community.

Jillian Ferguson, Roads Infrastructure Manager commented, "The premise of using public spending to make Perth and Kinross a better place to live, work and do business, has been an integral part of the Perth Transport Futures planning since its inception.

"Centring our ambitions around the guidelines laid out in Perth and Kinross Offer, we are determined to help and support more vulnerable members of our communities through charitable work and donations, and to build upon the project ethos by aiding projects focused on improving public spaces and delivering environmental gains. The reach, by its nature, is wide and inclusive."

CTLR Team At Work In The Community

  • RDM Primary School Outdoor Classroom, 29/4/24 - Read More >
  • The Big Hoose Sandbank Donations, 16/4/24
  • Luncarty Community Steps, 28/3/24
  • Easter Egg Donations to Foodbank, 21/03/24
  • Sponsorship of Scone FC Football Strips, 27/02/24
  • Social Flock Donations of clothing, 20/2/24 - Read More >

RDM Primary School Outdoor Classroom, 29/4/24

Robert Douglas Memorial (RDM) Primary School in Scone is the most recent organisation to benefit from the ongoing programme of social value and community benefit works as part of the Cross Tay Link Road project.

Michelle Jamieson, an RDM Parent Council representative, and Lynne Lambert, Head Teacher at RDM, contacted the CTLR project in summer 2023, with a request to help enhance the school's outdoor space. A new seating area with permanent wooden gazebo, and a full refurbishment of their jungle gym play area was officially handed over on 29th April, 2024. Read more about this project >

The Big Hoose Sandbank Donations, 16/4/24

As our chosen charity over April 2024, many of PKAVS projects have benefitted from CTLR support. The Big Hoose Project supports children and families in Perth & Kinross living in poverty by offering free access to everyday household items such as toilet rolls, toiletries, cleaning products, bedding and more. Unfortunately, their storage containers situated at the Shore Road are prone to flooding and they placed a request with us for sandbag sourcing. Step forward CTLR sub contractor, HIS, and a donation of sandbags to our Open Day which were then passed directly to PKAVS for use at The Big Hoose. Many thanks to Ian Young at HIS.

Paul Paterson, Big Hoose Cooridnator commented, "Thank you for donating the sandbags to the PKAVS Big Hoose Project, this really allows us to ensure the stock is safe and helps us to allocate funding to where it needs to be."

Luncarty Community Steps, 28/3/24

One of a number of PKC Wishlist items to be carried out via CTLR, this project involved repairing and resurfacing the Luncarty Park Steps, ensuring the are safe and fit for purpose for all members of the community. CTLR sub contractor Breedons supplied the concrete free of charge, and main contrator, BAM UK & Ireland, supplied the labour.

Councillor Baillie Claire McLaren, representing the Strathtay Ward commented, "On behalf of the many users of Langlands Park I would like to thank BAM for their generous refurbishment of the steps accessing the park area. This will give many residents of Luncarty an easier and safer access to the grass area and the convenience store across from the Park. Thank you."

Easter Egg Donations to Foodbank, 21/03/24

Through the collective effort of everyone in the office, the CTLR project gathered an impressive 164 chocolate Easter Eggs to donate to Perth & Kinross Foodbank. On March 21st, Amanda McClintock, Cross Tay Link Road Office Manager, had the privilege of delivering the Eggs to Laurie Hughes of Perth Foodbank. These Easter treats will soon be distributed to individuals and families who rely on the foodbank's services, spreading joy and sweetness during the school break.

Amanda commented, "Witnessing the impact of our collective contribution was truly inspiring, and highlighted the power of compassion and teamwork."

Laurie Hughes, Perth Foodbank commented, "Thanks to the generosity of Cross Tay Link Road, we are able to spread the joy of Easter to those facing hardship in our community. Their donation of 164 chocolate eggs will bring smiles to many faces and remind them that they are not forgotten. Together, we are making a difference, one sweet gesture at a time."

Sponsorship of Scone FC Football Strips, 27/2/24

The CTLR Community Benefits team are proud to be the main sponsor for Scone Thistle Under 17’s for the 2024 season. Jim Elliott, team coach, was thrilled to accept a donation for £500 which allowed the purchase of the new football strips.

Social Flock Donations of clothing, 20/2/24

Following a clothing drive amongst the team and sub-contractors working on the Cross Tay Link Road Project, Innes Mackintosh, Stakeholder and Communications Manager for BAM UK & Ireland, handed over a sizeable donation of preloved garments to Rachael Esdale, Founder and Chair of the Board of Social Flock, the community clothing initiative based in High Street, Perth.

Receiving the parcels, Rachael commented, “Thank you to the team for their wonderful donations of clothing. We will use these to provide emergency clothing packs for the community of Perthshire.” Read more about this great project