Families flock to Matlock
'Name The Crane' Day
Hundreds of people attended a community fun day hosted by Jackson at one of its work compounds in the Derbyshire Dales.
The event, held in conjunction with the Environment Agency, took place in the centre of Matlock where a giant 800-tonne crane is being used to restore flood protection in the town.
The crane’s 50 metre-long arm is enabling the piling works required to reinstate a flood wall on the River Derwent which collapsed after storms this February.
The aim of the community day was to attract visitors into the town to boost local businesses but also to tell people more about the project.
Children had the chance to sit in the crane and other plant vehicles. There was a drawing competition while EA staff hosted educational activities showing how floods occur.
Central to the day was an invite to ‘Name the Crane.’ More than 170 responses were received and a shortlist of the best suggestions will soon be put to a public vote
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'We’ve listened to feedback from local businesses about the difficult times they’ve experienced recently so, in conjunction with our contractors, Jackson Civil Engineering, we held the event to encourage more visitors to Matlock'

Air Ambulance
Numerous dignitaries including local MP Sarah Dines; Civic Chairman of Derbyshire Dales, Graham Elliott; and Mayor of Matlock Paul Cruise also attended while more than £500 was raised for the Air Ambulance
All up on the crane..