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.
To help protect
and proliferate the bio diversity on the Estate a shoot
is maintained. The benefits of the Finkley
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.
- Through 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
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
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 groups.
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