PPG is bringing the colour back to the Batley and Birstall community

The unveiling of the new Welcome to Birstall sign.
The unveiling of the new Welcome to Birstall sign.
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PPG Architectural Coatings has made a bright start to October by sponsoring two community projects local to its headquarters in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

The firm has given its backing to local voluntary group Birstall in Bloom to support a project to erect a welcome 
sign at Birstall Smithies crossroads.

The ‘Welcome to Birstall’ sign, situated just a stone’s throw from the PPG headquarters, features both the PPG and BIB logos.

Staff members from PPG’s headquarters will also be giving up their time to assist with the building of a raised bed allotment at the Batley Bulldogs’ Fox’s Biscuit Stadium, for use by the local Mencap group and its users.

The architectural coatings manufacturer has a reputation for pitching in on local community projects as part of its longstanding Community Engagement scheme, which encourages employees to volunteer at events organised by PPG.

PPG hopes that the initiatives by Birstall in Bloom and Batley Bulldogs brighten up the local area for the enjoyment of all.

Joanna Cooney, Birstall in Bloom’s organiser said: “We are very grateful for PPG’s contribution to our group’s latest project.

“Birstall in Bloom’s aim is to keep our village looking beautiful and, by erecting the sign, we hope that we instil a sense of pride within the local community.

“We can’t thank PPG enough!”

For more information about PPG and what they do, please visit their website www.ppg.com