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Cropwell Young Farmers Hedgelaying project- 20th April 2016

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One of our farmer customers, Mr Martin Copley of Rectory Farm, Elton, Nottingham, is a qualified and highly experienced hedge layer. He has recently agreed to work alongside the members of the Cropwell Young Farmers Club to complete an exciting new environmental project.

This project is taking place in a field on the Flawborough Lane, between Flawborough and Alverton and comprises of two parts. The first took place in February and March 2016, and involved clearing the site and laying the roadside hedge. The second part takes place next winter when the rest of the hedges will be laid. It is hoped that between ten and twelve members will gain enough experience and skill, to enable them to compete at Flintham Ploughing Match Hedge Laying Competition in September 2017.

This ambitious project will teach traditional skills to young people whilst improving the environment and creating better wildlife habitats in the area. Gleadell Agriculture are very pleased to be sponsoring it alongside both The Princes’ Trust and NFU.

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