Here are a few recent comments from some of our satisfied customers:
Following the devastating floods during November 2009, the access to Workington Bowling Club was almost destroyed and being impassable to all vehicles. Due to the serious damage to our Club, it was important to restore this roadway for contractor’s access. John Elliot Ltd responded within 48 hours and made the road to our Club passable.
Ernie Fletcher - Treasurer (Workington Bowling Club)
Seaton ARLFC commissioned John Elliot Ltd to carry out drainage work on the Rugby pitch in late 2010, following successful funding bids through Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust and also the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.
The work was undertaken as the facility would typically be out of commission for several weeks of the year when the wet weather set in and was causing the club difficulties in having to play matches and train elsewhere due to their own pitch not being up to standard. The standard of work has been excellent throughout and John and Mark are both very easy to work with, indeed we opted to use them after seeing some of the other work they had done in the area all of which looked to have been done to an admirable standard.
The pitch has been used for the last 2 months in what has been a particularly wet period and has remained playable throughout, with the standard of the pitch far surpassing what could have been expected given the previous issues with water logging the club have had for some time now.
Seaton ARLFC has a thriving club with 2 open age sides and junior sides at U16’s, U14’s, U12’s, U11’s (x3), U9’s and U8’s with around 500 members in total on the books. The pitch is also frequently used by the school and other local groups, all of which will have the benefit of what is now a top class facility including Dug Outs, Flood Lighting and Fencing, all of which was kick started by the initial investment in drainage and the work carried out by John Elliot Ltd.
Ross Brown - Club Funding Officer (Seaton Amateur Rugby League Club)
Over the last 20 years a number of attempts have been made to rectify the water on Seaton Rugby pitch with little or no success. In January 2010 we applied for a grant and were successful.
The appointed contractor was John Elliot Limited run by John and son Mark, who were most attentive as to what everyone had to say regarding our needs. All the specifications they recommended were completed successfully leaving us with a pitch that was ready to play at the beginning of the season, which surprised the committee and players as we thought it would not be ready to play until 2011.
The Club cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism of John and Mark Elliot.
Paul Hodgson - Secretary (Seaton Rangers ARLFC)
John Elliot Ltd constructed a sports field playing surface out of a disused plot of land that had previously been a camping place for itinerants. The surface as you can well imagine was littered with broken glass, timber, bricks, blocks, tarmac anmd assorted paraphernalia.
The job was completed on time and on budget.
It is proving to be a good surface which caters for two open age teams and four junior teams. The pitch can be viewed at any time from the car park next to Solway Park on the Glasson Industrial Estate.
Bryan Rothnie - Treasurer (Grasslot Welfare Sports & Social Club)
We have traded with John Elliot Ltd for twenty five years. They are prompt, professional and offer excellent value for money.
A great team, to work with.
Nigel Glendinning - (T Glendinning & Co Ltd)
Pupils at Cockermouth School and legendary footballer, Peter Beardsley MBE, along with John and Mark Elliot and other guests celebrated the official opening of the 6 new grass football pitches at Cockermouth School in October 2007. The £1/2 Million project was funded by the school with a £326,969 grant from the Football Foundation and with support from the Cumberland FA. The 3 adult and 3 mini soccer grass pitches were developed on land to the east of the school, which was made available by the Leconfield Estate with support form Lady Egremont.
Work commenced in 2005 by John Elliot Ltd with the pitches being available for play in September 2006 with the official opening the following year. The standard of work undertaken by the company was exemplary and the service which the team provided was exceptional. The occasional enquiry form the school to the company resulted in a prompt and efficient response and the project overall was under budget and ahead of time.
Sice then, the pitches have been in full use by the school, the primary feeder schools in Cockermouth, Cockermouth Junior and Senior Football Clubs, other community clubs and Allerdale School's Football League as well as for county schools' fixtures.
In short, this wonderful facility is a legacy to a number of people including John and Mark Elliot and the company as a whole.
Peter Beardsley MBE said: "These are excellent new pitches which will provide people in the Cockermouth area with a professional standard of playing surface."
Joan Ellis - (Cockermouth School)
I have been fortunate indeed to be able to call on your services to help resolve a wide variety of problems in the past and I hope I can continue to rely on your quick and effective response in future.
Your recent success in finding and fixing the cause of recent flooding in Dearham is a good example, with the work carried out quickly and thoroughly on confined space and difficult circumstances.
I also appreciate the longstanding work you have done for the Council in delivering sandbags to flood victims throughout the Borough at all times of the day and night.
Finally, I cannot close this brief note without acknowledging your work constructing our "vandal proof" footbridge in Harrington, again with difficult access and to a very tight timescale to suit the availability of the long reach crane.
Wishing you all the best for the future.
Mike Faulkner - Assistant Engineer (Allerdale Borough Council)
I write to you on behalf of the Parochial Church Council to thank you very much indeed for the work you undertook in building the new church wall.
We are absolutely thrilled with it – it is magnificent.
The parishioners and wider community are already commenting on the vast improvement. It has truly enhanced the entrance to St Luke’s.
Mrs Margaret Purser – Secretary (Parochial Church Council)