Our community

Located on the outskirts of the villages of East Hanningfield and Rettendon and in the agricultural belt of Essex, we play a role in both our local and farming communities.

Social housing

We are proud to have worked with local housing association, Colne Housing Partnership, and builder, Essex Heritage Property, in 2006 on a scheme to build affordable housing on a parcel of our land at the edge of East Hanningfield village. We supplied prime agricultural land to the housing association to enable 12 two, three and four bedroom homes to be built on what is now called Geffrey Close. The land was sold at a fraction of its property development value in order to give something back to the community of which we have long been a part.

Village life

We sponsor the East Hanningfield summer fete each year, raising funds for the village church and local charities. We also sponsor The Essex Wildlife Trust.

Local farming community

We are members of the Country Landowners Association and National Farmers Union and play an active role in the local agricultural society. David has helped with the Essex county farm competition for many years. We maintain good relationships with fellow Essex farmers and other local businesses. We are a member of the Rare Breed Survival Trust and are helping to sustain one of the oldest breed of sheep in Britain, the Norfolk Horn.