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Contribution to Markham Vale Land  Services

NT Killingley have worked for a number of years in partnership with Derbyshire County Council providing a maintenance framework contract looking after the £88 million Markham Vale regeneration project, an 85 hectare business park centered around the mostly derelict Markham Colliery site.

As part of this project Killingley have planted over 50,000 native trees and shrubs creating new woodland areas, hedges and pathways.To this end, we recently donated a selection of trees and shrubs to Markham Vale Land Services for them to use in the creation of a wooded area within the scheme.


Markham Vale Land Services (MVLS) provides work experience opportunities in grounds maintenance and land management for adults with learning disabilities located in Markham Vale, Derbyshire. Their aim is to provide developmental, learning and work experience opportunities to enable adults with learning disabilities to move, if appropriate, into the world of paid employment.

“We are thrilled to be in a position to donate valuable materials for projects such as this.  Not only does it provide great opportunities from a training and social standing but it also contributes to the biodiversity and long term environmental benefits of our local environment” Sam Cartwright, Senior Grounds Maintenance Manager at NT Killingley.

At NT Killingley our aim is to make positive contributions to the community, society, our employees and to build partnerships with other groups and organisations. We provide funding for charitable donations, sponsor nominated causes and local sporting initiatives. Our people are involved in the selection of charities and events that we support.

Pictured is Sam Cartwright with work experience operatives from Markham Vale Land Services.

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