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  • Rail Freight Industry Award for Brett Aggregates and ABP at Ipswich Port

    Rail Freight Industry Award for Brett Aggregates and ABP at Ipswich Port

    Brett Aggregates and Associated British Ports (ABP) have together won the prestigious Community and Environmental Responsibility category in this year’s Rail Freight Group (RFG) Awards. Read More

  • A New Soil Treatment Facility For West London

    A New Soil Treatment Facility For West London

    A brand new soil treatment facility - is now open for business at the Brett Aggregates' Hithermoor recycling site just off junction 14 of the M25 Read More

  • McGee And Brett Join Forces To Provide A State-Of-The-Art Recycling Centre

    McGee And Brett Join Forces To Provide A State-Of-The-Art Recycling Centre

    McGee, the specialist demolition contractor and Brett recently announced a partnership to provide a state-of-the-art recycling centre in West London to fulfil ever-increasing recycling and waste management needs for the construction industry Read More

  • Team Effort Wins Precast Safety Award for Brett Landscaping

    Team Effort Wins Precast Safety Award for Brett Landscaping

    Safety modifications to the block and flag paving texturing line at its Barrow-upon-Soar site have earned Brett Landscaping & Building Products a prestigious Best Practice Award at this year’s British Precast Concrete Federation award ceremony. Read More

  • Pedal Power Raises Twenty Five Thousand Pounds For Charity

    Pedal Power Raises Twenty Five Thousand Pounds For Charity

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  • The Path To Healthy Eating

    The Path To Healthy Eating

    When Wexham Court Primary School near Slough sought help to improve pupils’ access to their growing polytunnel, the team at Brett Aggregates’ George Green Quarry didn’t hesitate to get involved, not only donating material to build a safe, even path around the greenhouse but also the manpower to lay it. Read More

  • Public Exhibition - Newhaven Port

    Public Exhibition - Newhaven Port

    We are holding a public exhibition of our planning application proposals for Newhaven Port at the Hillcrest Community Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9LH on Saturday 15th July 2017 and Monday 24th July 2017. Read More

  • Demolition And Recycling – ‘A Marriage Made In Heaven’

    Demolition And Recycling – ‘A Marriage Made In Heaven’

    Keltbray and Brett Aggregates working together on the landmark Earls Court Project Read More

  • Prime Location For Amazon Delivery

    Prime Location For Amazon Delivery

    Brett Concrete supplies the new £155m Amazon fulfilment centre at Tilbury Docks Read more

  • Buildbase Names Brett Southern Supplier Of The Year 2016

    Buildbase Names Brett Southern Supplier Of The Year 2016

    Brett Landscaping has been awarded the accolade of Southern Region Supplier of the Year 2016 by Buildbase. Read More

  • A Great Day's Running

    A Great Day's Running

    The Brett-sponsored Owler Marathon, Brett Ashford Half Marathon and 10K race at Conningbrook Country Park in Ashford, Kent Read More

  • Brett Landscaping Recognised At MPA Health & Safety Awards

    Brett Landscaping Recognised At MPA Health & Safety Awards

    Safety improvements made by Brett Landscaping and Building Products have been recognised at the 2016 Mineral Products Association (MPA) Health & Safety Awards, an annual event celebrating innovation and achievement across the industry. Read More

  • Brett Awarded Top Track 250 Ranking For Sustained Growth

    Brett Awarded Top Track 250 Ranking For Sustained Growth

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  • Brett Meets Tight Deadlines For Ipswich Town FC

    Brett Meets Tight Deadlines For Ipswich Town FC

    Brett Aggregates has played an important part in the delivery of a new all-weather pitch at Ipswich Town Football Club’s Playford Road training ground. Read More

  • The Power Of Collaboration - Battersea Power Station

    The Power Of Collaboration - Battersea Power Station

    Brett Aggregates has been playing its part in the restoration and reworking of Battersea Power Station Read More

  • Brett Partnership Delivers Benefits For RSPB Nature Reserve

    Brett Partnership Delivers Benefits For RSPB Nature Reserve

    Who would imagine that the spoil taken away from tunnelling and building projects will bring benefits to birds and wildlife in Kent? Read More

  • Brett Supports Local Youth Work Programme

    Brett Supports Local Youth Work Programme

    Brett Group has provided support to the Prince of Wales Youth Club (POWYC) in Canterbury, helping to fund the extensive youth work programme the club offers to young people aged between six and 19. Read More

  • 2016 Brett Ashford Duathlon - When Nature Changed The Course

    2016 Brett Ashford Duathlon - When Nature Changed The Course

    The Brett Ashford Triathlon became a Duathlon this year due to algae in the Lake. The race took place in the stunning Kent Countryside around Ashford. Read More

  • The Brett Group's Second Cement Terminal At Ridham

    The Brett Group's Second Cement Terminal At Ridham

    With cement being one of the key ingredients for concrete production, this second terminal was part of the original plans when the first terminal was constructed in 2006. Read more

  • Brett Aggregates Helps Deliver Pinewood Studios Extension

    Brett Aggregates Helps Deliver Pinewood Studios Extension

    The £200m extension to Pinewood Studios is moving forward at a rapid pace and Brett Aggregates has been involved in phase 1 of this exciting project Read More

  • Graduate Training Programme - Now Open for September 2016!

    Graduate Training Programme - Now Open for September 2016!

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  • Brett Fleet - Focus On Safety

    Brett Fleet - Focus On Safety

    Safety of cyclists and pedestrians remains an ongoing focus for the construction industry as a whole. Read More

  • Ipswich Wharf Refurbishment Completed

    Ipswich Wharf Refurbishment Completed

    Brett Aggregates Ipswich Wharf plant has recently been refurbished in order to increase the annual tonnage capacity at this busy site Read More

  • Brett Paving Used In Charity's Rejuvination Project

    Brett Paving Used In Charity's Rejuvination Project

    Hull Trinity House, a charitable organisation which has served seafarers and their families in the area for over 600 years, has successfully regenerated part of Hull’s old town, using hard-landscaping materials supplied by Brett Landscaping. Read More

  • Brett Revives Courtyard At National Centre For Circus Arts

    Brett Revives Courtyard At National Centre For Circus Arts

    Brett Landscaping, has recently supplied over 700m2 of paving to Marshall K Paving Contractors Ltd. for insatallation at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London. Read More

  • Get Ready To Run

    Get Ready To Run

    With Spring just around the corner, athletes from across the south of England can look forward to an exciting season of race events sponsored by Brett Group – all set in the beautiful Kent countryside. The 2016 race programme kicked off with a half marathon and 20-mile race at Lydd. Read More

  • Quality Showcased At Brett Approved Installers Awards

    Quality Showcased At Brett Approved Installers Awards

    For the ninth consecutive year the achievements of professional paving installers nationwide have been recognised and rewarded by Brett Landscaping. Read More

  • A New Managing Director for Brett Landscaping

    A New Managing Director for Brett Landscaping

    Brett Landscaping and Building Products has appointed Alastair Forbes as its new Managing Director. Read More

  • A New Director Of Lands & Planning To Join In 2016

    A New Director Of Lands & Planning To Join In 2016

    We are delighted to announce that John Bunnett will be joining the Brett Group next year as Director of Lands and Planning. Read More

  • Public Exhibition 28th October - Hatfield Aerodrome Planning

    Public Exhibition 28th October - Hatfield Aerodrome Planning

    Brett Aggregates is holding a public exhibition of its proposals for the development of new quarry at Hatfield Aerodrome midway between St Albans and Hatfield. Read More

  • Brett Helps To Restore The Sutton War Memorial

    Brett Helps To Restore The Sutton War Memorial

    Brett Landscaping and Building Products has helped to restore a a 93 year old war memorial in Sutton-on-Hull village located in the West Riding of Yorkshire, in advance of the local community’s remembrance activities. Read More

  • Brett People Recognised For Health And Safety Contribution

    Brett People Recognised For Health And Safety Contribution

    Two members of the Brett Landscaping team received recognition for their outstanding contribution to Health and Safety at the British Precast Concrete Federation's (BPCF) annual dinner and awards ceremony. Read More

  • Triathletes Raise Thousands For Charity

    Triathletes Raise Thousands For Charity

    Competitors in the fifth annual Brett Ashford Triathlons event raised thousands of pounds for a range of charities include those supporting cancer research, military rehabilitation and providing guide dogs for the blind. Read More

  • The Stuff Of Myth And Legend

    The Stuff Of Myth And Legend

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  • From Gravel To Fennel At Laleham Farm

    From Gravel To Fennel At Laleham Farm

    Brett Aggregates hosted an educational restoration event at the company’s Laleham Farm site near Staines recently Read More

  • Public Exhibition - Sandon Quarry

    Public Exhibition - Sandon Quarry

    We are holding a public exhibition of our planning application proposals at, Howe Green United Reformed Church, Nr Chelmsford on Tuesday 12th May 2015 Read More

  • Excellence In Paving Celebrated At Brett Landscaping Awards

    Excellence In Paving Celebrated At Brett Landscaping Awards

    Excellence in paving installation was rewarded by Brett Landscaping and Building Products at the company’s annual Approved Installer Awards Read More

  • Record Year For Brett Lydd Half Marathon

    Record Year For Brett Lydd Half Marathon

    The Brett Lydd Half Marathon and 20 mile race attracted a record number of runners this year Read More

  • A Blast From The Past

    A Blast From The Past

    Army bomb disposal experts used Brett Aggregates' Cliffe quarry site for the safe detonation of an unexploded Second World War bomb unearthed in Bermondsey, South London. Read More

  • Brett Landscaping's New 2015 Gardens And Drives Catalogue

    Brett Landscaping's New 2015 Gardens And Drives Catalogue

    The new Brett Landscaping Gardens and Drives catalogue is now available Read More

  • Helping To Preserve Suffolk’s Heritage

    Helping To Preserve Suffolk’s Heritage

    Suffolk Punch Trust visitor centre, near Woodbridge in Suffolk have been given a new lease of life thanks to a 20 tonne donation of crag from Brett Aggregates. Read More

  • New Volumetric Mixer Joins 1st Choice Concrete Fleet

    New Volumetric Mixer Joins 1st Choice Concrete Fleet

    Responding to an increased demand for onsite mixing, Brett Concrete’s sister company 1st Choice Concrete has taken delivery of a new volumetric concrete mixer. Read more

  • On-site Experience For Canterbury Students

    On-site Experience For Canterbury Students

    Fifteen students from Canterbury College enjoyed an interesting and informative day learning more about the manufacture of concrete and concrete products at Brett Group’s Cliffe site recently. Read More

  • Major Safety Award For Brett

    Major Safety Award For Brett

    Brett Landscaping collected one of the top awards at the Mineral Products Association’s 2014 Health & Safety Awards in London in recognition of significant achievements in transport management at the company’s Cliffe plant in Kent. Read More

  • Jersey Concrete Art Strengthens Historic Link

    Jersey Concrete Art Strengthens Historic Link

    Concrete from Jersey-based Granite Products is playing a prominent part in celebrations on the other side of the Atlantic to mark the 350th anniversary of the founding and naming of the State of New Jersey, also known as the Garden State. Read More

  • Castles In The Sand

    Castles In The Sand

    Bank Holiday sunshine and the ever-popular sandcastle competitions drew large crowds at this year’s Herne Bay Festival Read More

  • Raising Funds With A Mile Of Trucks

    Raising Funds With A Mile Of Trucks

    A Brett team was amongst a convoy of almost 100 lorries as part of the Oliver Smith Truck Rally, a spectacular fun day raising funds for five-year-old Oliver, from Minster who suffers from neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that mostly affects children. Read More

  • Fun and Fitness at Conningbrook Lakes

    Fun and Fitness at Conningbrook Lakes

    Through the summer of 2014, the multi-faceted lakes beside the Julie Rose Stadium have welcomed hundreds of super-fit athletes for two major triathlon events. Read More

  • Brett Delivering Concrete Solutions For Crossrail

    Brett Delivering Concrete Solutions For Crossrail

    Brett Concrete has played an important role in Europe’s biggest construction project, Crossrail, which is set to revolutionise travel in London. Read more

  • New Products Launched In Our 2014 Gardens & Drives Brochure

    New Products Launched In Our 2014 Gardens & Drives Brochure

    The new natural stone range is just one of several new products and services showcased by Brett Landscaping and Building Products in its 2014 Gardens & Drives brochure Read More

  • Brett Permeable Paving Expertise - Key For Challenging Site

    Brett Permeable Paving Expertise - Key For Challenging Site

    The experience of Brett Landscaping & Building Products in permeable pavements has played a vital role for a new housing project Read More

  • Public Exhibition - Charing

    Public Exhibition - Charing

    We are holding a public exhibition of our planning application proposals at Burleigh Farm, Charing in Kent on Tuesday 15th July from 12pm - 8pm in the Charing Heath & Lenham Heath Memorial Hall. Read More

  • Public Exhibition - Cliffe

    Public Exhibition - Cliffe

    We are holding a public exhibition of our planning application proposals at Cliffe in Kent on Saturday 26th April at 5pm in the Cliffe Memorial Hall. Read More

  • Visitors Arrive Two By Two at Twycross Zoo Thanks To Kassel Kerb

    Visitors Arrive Two By Two at Twycross Zoo Thanks To Kassel Kerb

    Brett Landscaping provides an innovative kerbing solution at Twycross Zoo Read More

  • Watford Junction Benefits From Brett Solution For Paving And Bus Kerbs

    Watford Junction Benefits From Brett Solution For Paving And Bus Kerbs

    Brett Landscaping has underlined its ability to bring exceptional funtionality and aesthetics to commercial landscaping at Watford Junction Station. Read More

  • Brett Community Garden Is Designed To Unite Generations

    Brett Community Garden Is Designed To Unite Generations

    29 October 2013 Read More

  • Brett Landscaping Delivers Expertise For Hull Housing Project

    Brett Landscaping Delivers Expertise For Hull Housing Project

    Brett Landscaping has been selected to provide permeable paving for driveways and carriageways across a significant and much anticipated social housing project in Kingston-Upon-Hull – an area where the use of building materials that support flood prevention is critical. Read More

  • Grammar School Head Takes Design Lead For Brett Paving Project

    Grammar School Head Takes Design Lead For Brett Paving Project

    24 September 2013 Read More

  • New Energy Initiatives Put Sustainability First At Brett Landscaping

    New Energy Initiatives Put Sustainability First At Brett Landscaping

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  • Brett Landscaping Helps Project 180 To Turn Around A Sheffield School

    Brett Landscaping Helps Project 180 To Turn Around A Sheffield School

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  • Brett Permeable Paving Meets The Complex Drainage Needs Of A Car Park Site

    Brett Permeable Paving Meets The Complex Drainage Needs Of A Car Park Site

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  • Permeable Paving Enables Resource Centre to Maintain Green History

    Permeable Paving Enables Resource Centre to Maintain Green History

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  • Brett Landscaping Paving Design Unites Medical Centre And School

    Brett Landscaping Paving Design Unites Medical Centre And School

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  • Public Exhibition - East Hall Farm

    Public Exhibition - East Hall Farm

    We are holding a public exhibition of our planning application proposals at East Hall Farm, adjacent to the A1306 New Road and the B1335 Wennington Road in the London Borough of Havering Read More

  • Restored Brett Quarry Site Wins Industry Commendation

    Restored Brett Quarry Site Wins Industry Commendation

    Brett has won a commendation for their restoration of the Great Stour Way & Hambrook Marshes site in Kent. The biodiversity award commendation was given to Brett by the MPA in Association with Natural England in the Landscape Scale Restoration category, at the recent awards ceremony in London. Read More

  • Bill Brett Takes Over As MPA Chairman

    Bill Brett Takes Over As MPA Chairman

    Bill Brett, Chairman, Brett Group has been appointed MPA Chairman for the next two years. Read More

  • Brett Sponsors Ashford Half Iron Distance

    Brett Sponsors Ashford Half Iron Distance

    Hundreds of competitors flocked to the first running of the Brett Sponsored Half Iron Distance and Sprint Triathlons in Ashford at the Julie Rose Stadium in early August which attracted competitors from as far afield as France and Germany, with local teams taking centre stage at proceedings. Read More

  • Brett Landscaping And Building Products Launches PermCalc

    Brett Landscaping And Building Products Launches PermCalc

    The new PermCalc software tool is free to use and helps users to quickly and easily design cost effective permeable pavement solutions for SuDS (Sustainable Drainage System) applications. Read More

  • Bill Bolsover Joins Brett As A Non-Executive Director

    Bill Bolsover Joins Brett As A Non-Executive Director

    Currently Chairman of the UK Strategic Forum for Construction and immediate past Chairman of the Construction Products Association Read More

  • Brett Ashford Triathlons and Aquabikes 2013

    Brett Ashford Triathlons and Aquabikes 2013

    The Julie Rose Stadium and Connigbrook Lakes in Ashford played host to the third Brett Ashford Triathlons and Aquabikes event Read More

  • A Great Event - The 2013 Brett Lydd Half Marathon

    A Great Event - The 2013 Brett Lydd Half Marathon

    Over 750 competitiors braved the chilly conditions to take part in the 2013 Brett Lydd Half Marathon. Read More

  • New 2013 Gardens and Drives Brochure

    New 2013 Gardens and Drives Brochure

    Sustainability, convenience and installation are at the heart of the new Brett Landscaping 2013 Gardens & Drives brochure. Read More

  • Trief Safety Kerb Crash Test

    Trief Safety Kerb Crash Test

    Watch Brett Landscaping's Trief Containment Kerb put through it's paces. Read More

  • Helping To Deliver The UK's Newest Container Port

    Helping To Deliver The UK's Newest Container Port

    Brett Aggregates has been awarded the contract to take delivery of aggregate from the London Gateway Port Development project Read More

  • Setting The Standards - Safety Awareness Day At Lydd Quarry

    Setting The Standards - Safety Awareness Day At Lydd Quarry

    Brett Aggregates’ Lydd Quarry site played host to 70 representatives from across the quarrying industry at a recent Safety Awareness Day. Read More

  • How Do You Support A 200 Tonne Crane On A Salt Marsh?

    How Do You Support A 200 Tonne Crane On A Salt Marsh?

    Jackson Civil Engineering needed to support cranes in excess of 200 tonnes whilst they rebuilt the 90 year old Harbour Wall at Rye. Read More

  • Unique Iron Age Whistle Found At Brett Quarry Site

    Unique Iron Age Whistle Found At Brett Quarry Site

    Archaeologists excavating a Brett Aggregates quarry site at Coddenham, near Ipswich have unearthed one of the most unusual and exciting discoveries found in England this year. Read More

  • Great Results - The 2012 Brett Ashford Triathlons & Aquabikes

    Great Results - The 2012 Brett Ashford Triathlons & Aquabikes

    The Brett Ashford Triathlons and Aquabikes events produced some scorching results in the sweltering conditions at the Julie Rose Stadium and Conningbrook Lakes Read More

  • Restored Villa Quarry Site Is Opened To The Public

    Restored Villa Quarry Site Is Opened To The Public

    Villa quarry in Essex, a restored Brett quarry site, was recently opened up for public access. To mark the event an open day was held at the site and attended by local families and residents. Read More

  • Brett Sponsors The Lydd Half Marathon

    Brett Sponsors The Lydd Half Marathon

    Almost 600 runners took part in this year’s Brett sponsored Lydd Half Marathon. The course was run around Romney Marsh in Kent and has become a staple in the Lydd calendar. The weather was kind and everyone enjoyed the day which included running races for the children. Read More

  • Animals Go Wild For Brett Aggregates' Lydd Sand

    Animals Go Wild For Brett Aggregates' Lydd Sand

    When Brett Aggregates received a call from Howletts Wildlife Park for sand for the Rhino, Elephant and Tiger enclosures we were more than happy to help. Read More

  • Drive To Improve Cycle Safety

    Drive To Improve Cycle Safety

    Brett Concrete have achieved gold status in the Freight Operations Scheme (FORS) for their improvements to vehicle safety and fuel consumption. Read more

  • Triple Award At RHS Cardiff

    Triple Award At RHS Cardiff

    Brett Landscaping are celebrating success after scooping three awards at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2012. Read More

  • Public Exhibition - George Green, Buckinghamshire

    Public Exhibition - George Green, Buckinghamshire

    Brett Aggregates Ltd held a public exhibition of its planning application proposals for the extraction and on-site processing of sand and gravel at a site near George Green in the county of Buckinghamshire Read More

  • First RHS Gold For Brett Landscaping & Building Products

    First RHS Gold For Brett Landscaping & Building Products

    The first ever RHS gold medal to be awarded to a Brett Landscaping supported garden has been picked up in London Read More

  • New Cycle Path

    New Cycle Path

    May this year saw the opening of the Great Stour Way, part of National Cycle Route 18. Read More

  • Built on Relationships - Hithermoor & Heathrow Terminal 2

    Built on Relationships - Hithermoor & Heathrow Terminal 2

    The Brett Aggregates’ Hithermoor site is playing a key role in the Heathrow Terminal 2 project. The development at Heathrow will deliver a brand new terminal to service 20 million passengers per year and use 20% less carbon than the previous Terminal 2. Read More

  • Brett Scoops Prestigious Awards For Biodiversity

    Brett Scoops Prestigious Awards For Biodiversity

    The Brett Group has been presented with the biodiversity award by the Mineral Products Association for its overall commitment Read More

  • First Brett Ashford Triathlon A Great Success

    First Brett Ashford Triathlon A Great Success

    The first Brett Ashford Triathlon took place on Sunday 14th August 2011. The beautiful Conningbrook Lakes and The Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford. Read More

  • Brett Supplies Concrete To The East Kent Access Project

    Brett Supplies Concrete To The East Kent Access Project

    Brett is one of the main suppliers on the East Kent Access Phase Two project, an £87m joint-venture between Volkerfitzpatrick and Hochtief. Brett is one of the main suppliers on the East Kent Access Phase Two project, an £87m joint-venture between VolkerFitzpatrick and Hochtief. Read more

  • Brett Wins Silver At RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

    Brett Wins Silver At RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

    Brett Landscaping and Building Products have produced yet another award winning garden incorporating their paving and decorative aggregates. Read More

  • Hoggin Home For Meerkats

    Hoggin Home For Meerkats

    For many years, Granite Products has supported Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, both through sponsorship and the donation of a range of products. Read More

  • Brett Supports Local Talent

    Brett Supports Local Talent

    Young Kent cricketer Richard Heywood was offered the chance to have a bat made especially for him Read More

  • Brett Concrete Wins BRMCA Award

    Brett Concrete Wins BRMCA Award

    Brett Concrete has won the prestigious MPA British Ready-mixed Concrete Association’s 2011 ‘Excellence in Customer Service Award’ for their work on the East Kent Access Project. Read more

  • A New Patio For Cliffe Bowl Club

    A New Patio For Cliffe Bowl Club

    Cliffe is an important location for the Brett Group with Aggregates, Concrete and Landscaping and Building Products all operating out of the site which includes a wharf area and rail terminal. Read more

  • Public Exhibition - Elsenham Quarry

    Public Exhibition - Elsenham Quarry

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  • Podplus 3 lakes 5k raises £2000

    Podplus 3 lakes 5k raises £2000

    The second year of the Podplus three lakes 5k Charity event took place on Sunday 4th July in glorious weather at the Julie Rose Stadium. 239 entrants took part walking, jogging and running around the three Conningbrook lakes Read More

  • Brett Makes Beach Party Possible

    Brett Makes Beach Party Possible

    Residents, friends and family enjoyed the blazing sunshine at Connors House, residential care home in Canterbury, beach party on Friday, 4 June thanks to Brett Aggregates who supplied the golden sand for everyone to enjoy. Read More

  • Recycled Pallets For Fishing Pontoons

    Recycled Pallets For Fishing Pontoons

    Recycled timber racks from the Brett Group's Chipping Campden plant were recently given a new lease of life when they were turned into pontoons for the fishermen at Westbere Lakes, Sturry. Read More

  • Kentish Stour Countryside Project

    Kentish Stour Countryside Project

    A pleasant environment for people and habitats for wildlife. Read More

  • Local School Grows Interest In Healthy Eating

    Local School Grows Interest In Healthy Eating

    Pupils and budding horticulturists at Southroyd Primary & Nursery School are learning about the benefits of healthy eating Read More