Helen blazes a trail after passing her test
AN upper dale farmer is on the road to success thanks to successful completion of a training scheme.
Helen Bell passed her trailer training and test, which will allow her to carry out more duties on the family farm in Marwood.
Her training was made possible by the Teesdale Upskilling, Employability and Discretionary Project, funded by Teesdale Action Partnership, managed by Bishop Auckland College and hosted by Utass (Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services).
Helen Bell, had previously been involved in the family farm, undertaking basic duties.
Then, in 2020, she became a partner within the business and has looked at ways to make the farm more sustainable.
Utass training co-ordinator Julia Stephenson said: “Funding was secured to undertake trailer training and test, allowing her to move livestock, in line with legal requirements for those holding a licence issued after January 1, 1997.
“Helen successfully passed her test.”
The training was delivered by a local provider, Deepdale Off Road Training and Utass, which works with the residents of Teesdale and beyond to actively promote the project.