The Estate has a number of
enterprises up and running to contribute to the
overall farming income. These activities are run
from the Trinley office and make use of the resources
currently found on the Estate.
protect and proliferate the bio diversity on the
Estate a shoot is maintained. The benefits of
Shoot are numerous and some are listed below.
woodland management is an essential part of
producing quality game birds. The management
of both the canopy and understory benefits all
plant and animal life.
control - protecting ground nesting birds such
as gray partridge, lapwings and skylark.
the use of over wintering cover strips the wild
bird population have a good source of food during
the winter months.
- Warm, wide, sunny rides
created in the middle of the woodland for pheasant
shooting are hugely beneficial for a diverse
range of plants and animals. With Britain's
wildlife under continuous pressure, these valuable
woodland habitats which shooting provide, are
essential for both fauna and flora.
In June 2006 'Andover
Storage' was opened to provide both commercial
and residential storage for Andover and surrounding
areas. The project was partly funded by a Department
for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs'(Defra's)
Rural Enterprise Scheme (RES) grant. This helped
convert redundant livestock buildings at Finkley
Manor Farm into a modern facility, housing lockable
shipping containers. Some of these containers
have been modified to provide a greater selection
of unit sizes.
The Secretary manages the facility
from the Estate office and the project has been
a great success, bringing in an extra source of
revenue. Visit the 'Andover
Storage' web site for more details and pictures.
As well as the land and farm
buildings, there are 12 residential properties
on the Estate managed by the Trinley Estate partnership.
A variety of tenants; some private, some ex-employees
and some current employees occupy these. The properties
bring additional income to the Estate and are
being modernised to maximise their full potential.
All the estate's water is provided
from boreholes. We have recently installed an
upgraded water supply which ensures that all residential
properties on the estate as well as a number of
others, are supplied with a constant supply of
good clean water.
estate has a extensive network of footpaths and
bridle ways which enable public assess to large
parts of the farmed land.Over the past 4 years
we have host many educational visits and partaking
in a number of local school educational fairs.
We also go into schools to demonstrate how farming
and local food production fits into modern society.
Andrew Hughes also is available for talks to interested
Over the past years the estate
has hosted a number of charity balls which have
raised substainial amounts for local charities.
We have been very greatful for the support of
many people including Intense