Adroit Tractor Training

Jenny, I and Jo from the Yateley Team of Hampshire County Council have been training on our shared tractors, first on the baby Kubota then on to the much bigger Massey. The latter is rather daunting since the front loader and chipper stick out the front and back respectively, so it’s a rather bizarre experience driving from a central position. We regularly use tractors on larger projects, such as laying new path surfacing, so it’s ideal to get more staff trained up.

Stuart loading car park gravel with our baby Kubota tractor

Stuart loading car park gravel with our baby Kubota tractor

Jenny driving the Massey Ferguson Tractor

Jenny driving the Massey Ferguson Tractor

Ranger Stuart

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About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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