The 'In at the Start' project on the new Pennycroft Quarry extension run by High Batts Nature Reserve has won a prestigious international Quarry Life Award in a competition sponsored by HeidelbergCement. The results of the competition were announced just last week (19th October) and the award recognises the efforts of a wide-ranging team of conservation volunteers, photographers and surveyors.
Although the work will continue over the coming months and years, the last public event for 2018 was held in September when visitors were taken on a guided walk around the extension which is normally off-limits. Monitoring and management of the site goes on even as Heidelberg begins to extract the valuable gravels from deep pits within it.
Watch this space for more news as the project develops or go to www.highbatts.wordpress.com for more details and further announcements.