We are committed to engaging with the local community, value our involvement and take our responsibilities seriously. As an organisation we support a number of different initiatives and encourage our staff to offer their time and expertise for the benefit of the local population.
Contributing to village life
Each year the College organises two dedicated community events – Lambing Weekend at its site near Tonbridge and the Medway Horticultural Fair at Cozenton Park, Rainham – as well as Open Days and Plant Fairs at its other campuses. It is an active player in Hadlow village life, making its land available for local sports teams as well as the HadLOW Grower Group and HadLow Carbon Community.
Our students regularly raise money for local charities, with staff members playing an active part on a range of charitable committees, including those that are committed to education in Ethiopia and the care of adults and young people with serious illnesses.
Helping the rural industries
Within the rural sector the College plays a significant role, organising and running a Rural Business Group which comprises 150 members across all aspects of the sector, as well as a Press Focus Group to improve co-ordination across the spectrum. We regularly sponsor and exhibit at the Kent County Show, as well as other agricultural events throughout the South-East, and engage with the organisers to offer support and assistance as required.
Supporting local organisations
We are committed to ethically sourcing our supplies and services, using local producers wherever we can. As a College, we have been the main sponsor of Tonbridge Angels Football Club since 2009, as well as supporting the local village football club – Hadlow Evolution.Go Back