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Mike Hill and Alan Pardoe with Dr Gary Mantle

New wheels for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust – and a new look for Hills Homes website

Farming and conservation works at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust reserves in the north of the county will be back to normal following the delivery of a New Holland T6-160 tractor.

The keys to the spanking new piece of equipment were handed to Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s head of adaptation, John Rattray, by Alan Pardoe, chairman of The Hills Group.

The Hills Group provided £57,500 of funding through the Landfill Communities Fund and
the tractor was purchased from TH White in Marlborough.

A welcome replacement for the now worn-out Massey Ferguson, the New Holland T6 will be used seven days a week to undertake every manner of agricultural work such as moving feedstuff for the livestock to cutting hay in the fields.

John Rattray said: “Tractors are used on a daily basis by the Trust, doing everything from feeding our livestock to cutting conservation hay. It is a vital piece of equipment that our farming and conservation work cannot be done without.

“We are very grateful to The Hills Group for the funding.”

Alan Pardoe said: “Our support for the Trust goes back well over 22 years and being able to provide them with this vital piece of equipment will ensure that they can continue with their good work in protecting wildlife and important natural habitats for future generations.”

The tractor will be used across the Trust’s northern reserves including Blakehill, and the reserves that make up the Lower Moor Farm complex.

The new Hills Homes websiteMeanwhile, the digital face of the award winning Hills Homes brand has been relaunched this week. has been given a contemporary new look and uses computer generated images (CGI) to give site visitors an engaging first glance of the variety of properties available for purchase.

Nick King, group director for Hills Homes, said: “The website has been designed to make it quicker and easier for prospective buyers to navigate and provides them with the vital information needed when looking for a new home.”

The launch of the new website coincides with the release of the first houses for sale at Hill’s latest development, Station Meadows in Calne.