VISITORS to Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough will no longer have to contend with a muddy morass whilst parking their cars, thanks to a Teesside.

The recycling firm donated 80 tonnes of aggregate and carried out the work to resurface the National Trust property’s overspill car park.

The area – which in off-season converts into the historic attraction’s main car park – regularly turns into a quagmire after sustained periods of wet weather.

Peter Scott, a director of the Stockton-based firm, offered to solve the long-running problem by donating two lorry-loads of aggregate along with a mechanical digger and roller to complete the project.

He said: “Ormesby Hall is one of the icons of Teesside and is close to the hearts of many people.

“We are a local family-run company which is pleased to support projects which make a positive contribution to an area which we are very passionate about. I hope the work we have carried out banishes the muddy memories for motorists once and for all and improves the overall visitor experience.”

Alex Hennessey, operations manager at Ormesby Hall, said: “We are very grateful to Scott Bros for both supplying the aggregate and carry out the work to resurface the car park.

“It will make a tremendous difference to our visitors. Ormesby Hall is a classic Georgian mansion which is a favourite destination for both local people and those visiting from further afield.”

As well as the hall itself, the property is a popular destination for dog walkers and those coming to enjoy the springtime display of daffodils, tulips, bluebells and rhododendrons in the walled garden.