A business based in Carlisle has announced an expansion to West Cumbria.

The Rebuild Site, a CIC based at Dukes Drive, Kingmoor Park, Carlisle, takes surplus materials from construction sites and puts them to good use.

It has now announced the appointment of Amy Dixon as the newest addition to the team in the role of part-time community officer.

With operations established in Carlisle, it’s planning to extend to West Cumbria and beyond.

The company said it plans to broaden the range of services on offer to demonstrate further how adopting circular economy practices is part of the solution to address to global climate crisis and benefit local communities and businesses.

The EU parliament said that the circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products for as long as possible.

In this way, the life cycle of products is extended and in practice, it implies reducing waste to a minimum.

As the part-time community officer, Amy will play a crucial role in organising and overseeing various community-driven initiatives within the Rebuild Site’s dedicated community spaces.

One of the key responsibilities will be to organise workshops that cater to the diverse interests and needs of locals.

These workshops will cover a wide range of topics, including skill development, education, and sustainable and circular activities.

In addition, Amy will actively support ongoing community projects facilitated by The Rebuild Site.

Maisie Hunt, director, said: "We are excited to welcome Amy to the Rebuild Site team.

“With her passion for community development and previous experience, we are confident that she will enhance our efforts to create a vibrant, connected and low-carbon community here in Carlisle and for our new depot planned in West Cumbria."

For more information about the Rebuild Site’s community initiatives, contact Maisie Hunt, Director maisie.hunt@rebuildsite.co.uk.