Latest news from the Lees Court Estate
13 Jul 2012
Work starts on the new Loading Bay
The Estate staff have started to build the loading bay to allow the safe handling, stacking and loading of lorries as part of the woodland project. Weather permitting, the bay will be finished by the end of July.
29 Jun 2012
Faversham Creek Trust
The Countess Sondes has accepted the position as a Patron of the Faversham Creek Trust.
15 Jun 2012
Icehouse Conservation Project
Although the Estate has long known about the Icehouse to the East of the Mansion House, it had been left locked and secure for many years. This had allowed for soil and other matter to get washed in and the area became overgrown. In June 2012, a descision was taken to expose more of the extrance and check the overall condition of the Icehouse. It is in remarkable condition and with great care, the debris was removed by the Estate Maintenance Team.
15 Jun 2012
In 2011, the Estate, with assistance from the Forestry Commission, applied for the English Woodland Grant Scheme to assist in funding woodland operations. The enhanced grant aid is applicable to woodland located in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Scheme has been approved, with works commencing in 2012, and will run until 2017.
17 Jun 2012
Shepherd Field Jubilee Appeal – Appointment of Vice Patron
The Countess Sondes was delighted to accept the position as Vice Patron for the Shepherd Field Jubilee Appeal. This Appeal is to raise funds for the Faversham Scout Field (located in Sheldwich Lees) development of a Toilet and Shower Block and later to develop an accommodation block for local, national and internation scouts.
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