Improvements to sewage treatment in Alderholt
ALDERHOLT Recreation Association’s brand-new sewage treatment plant has been unveiled to the community. The plant, on the village’s recreation ground on Ringwood Road, was officially opened by Stuart Rose chairman of Alderholt Recreation Association.
This is the beginning of the refurbishing of the facilities to be completed in stages in order to minimise disruption to its users. A previous phase improved access to the entrance, while the recently-completed work improved the Pavilion’s sewage equipment. A submerged aerated filter sewage treatment plant, which is far more cost and energy-efficient than the old cess pit, has been installed.
Funding for the project, which cost over £15,000, has come from East Dorset District Council, volunteer workers and The Veolia Environmental Trust who awarded a grant of £5,000 through the Landfill Communities Fund.
The project was developed through community consultation including questionnaires and an open day, which identified the need for the village’s sports facilities to be improved.
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Alderholt Recreation Association’s Treasurer, Ian Cole, says: “It is great that the project is now complete and the whole community can enjoy the improved facilities. We are looking forward to the opening on Tuesday.”
The executive director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, adds: “Facilities such as this one play a vital role in our communities, providing a place where people can meet up and enjoy exercise, and it is one of our priorities to ensure they are as comfortable, accessible and energy-efficient as possible. It is fantastic to hear that the improved Pavilion will soon be open and in use.”