Jones Bros praised for scheme to make contaminated gardens safe17th Feb 2016

Jones Bros has received praise from Wrexham County Borough Council for its work to remove lead-contaminated soil from gardens in two North Wales villages.

A specialist team from Jones Bros spent 12 weeks working in six gardens in Coedpoeth, near Wrexham and one at Brymbo to make the area safe.

The project was successfully completed on time, ensuring any disruption was kept to a minimum for residents in the run-up to the festive season.

The project was launched after 18 households, mainly in Coedpoeth, were found to have high lead levels in garden soils requiring remediation.

Eleven gardens were remediated during phase one, with the remaining seven gardens dealt with in phase two by Jones Bros on behalf of Wrexham County Borough Council.

Toni Slater, public protection service manager for Wrexham County Borough Council, praised the ‘professional and efficient manner’ in which the project was undertaken, despite many challenges including weather conditions.

She thanked the Jones Bros team for completing the project on time, saying the remediated gardens ‘look great.”

Jones Bros will return to Wrexham to complete further remediation work at a later date.

Mike Davies of Jones Bros, said: “We are really pleased that the project went so well and it is great to have our hard work acknowledged in this way. It reinforces our expertise in land remediation projects.”