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Road safety organisation swaps steering wheels for spades

TTC employees at Fordhall Organic Farm

13th February 2024: 11 intrepid employees from Telford-based compliance and training expert, TTC Group, wielded their spades and braved the weather on Fordhall Organic Farm’s pastureland to help plant trees for the Silvopasture Tree Planting Appeal

Fordhall Organic Farm, in Market Drayton, north Shropshire is England’s first community owned farm and has been organic for over 65 years. It is owned by a charitable community-benefit society, The Fordhall Community Land Initiative.

The Silvopasture appeal aims to plant over 3,000 trees as a living barn to benefit wildlife, store carbon and give shelter for cattle and sheep, which also received £400 of funding from TTC.

TTC employees at Fordhall Organic Farm

TTC, which provides driver and road safety improvement programmes to over 700,000 road users each year on behalf of police forces across the country, is more used to maximising environmental sustainability on the roads. Nevertheless, the TTC team donned their wellies and rose to the tree planting challenge!

Comments Matt Jewkes, senior business development manager, TTC Group, “TTC is committed to improving the local environment within each Force area, including West Mercia Police, where we provide driver awareness courses. TTC’s environmental commitments are one of our organisation’s many strengths which helps us to secure and retain our Police Force contracts. So, our staff were keen to take this one step further and put their time and effort into this worthwhile volunteer project that will make a lasting difference to the local community, one which they will be able to show their grandchildren in years to come.”

TTC employees at Fordhall Organic Farm

Charlotte Hollins, Fordhall Community Land Initiative general manager said, “The TTC team really threw themselves into the work which involved planting a group of some more established trees, which will directly benefit our living barn goal. Everyone knows that volunteering can be rewarding and judging by the smiles on their faces I think they got out as much as they put in!”

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