News Releases


2024:

The Hills Group receives Habitat Heroes accolade

The pivotal role The Hills Group has played supporting the conservation and protection of wildlife in the Cotswold Water Park has been further strengthened by becoming a Cotswold Lakes Trust Premium Habitat Hero.
15 May 2024

Dodd takes on role as Deputy Chief Executive of The Hills Group

Ed Dodd, Group Director – Waste and Resource Management at Swindon based Hills Group has been appointed as Deputy Chief Executive of The Hills Group. 
02 May 2024

Peter Andrew to retire after 25 years

After 25 years of valuable service to the Hills Group, Pete Andrew has decided to step down from his role as Group Director – Quarry Products at the end of 2024.
29 April 2024

2023:

The Hills Group celebrates the season of giving with charity donations

The Hills Group, has embraced its festive spirit by donating to three local charities, in place of sending out Christmas cards this year.
19 December 2023

Hills Quarry Products opens eighth concrete plant

Hills Quarry Products has continued to strengthen its presence in the ready-mixed concrete market by opening its eighth concrete plant.
8 November 2023

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust opens a new nature reserve next to Marlborough for the benefit of wildlife and people

Bay Meadows, a new water meadow and chalk stream nature reserve owned by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, is now open to the public.
2 November 2023

Airfield Quarry gets go ahead

Hills Quarry Products’ application for a sand and gravel quarry at the old airfield near Down Ampney has been granted permission by Gloucestershire County Council.
28 September 2023

More mammoth discoveries at quarry near Swindon

We are delighted to announce there has been some further Palaeontological activity at one of our quarries near Swindon over the past few weeks, where mammoth fossils continue to be excavated.
7 September 2023

Hills Statement on Cerney Mammoths

There has been recent press speculation relating to the company’s decision to end its working relationship with DigVentures at our Cerney Wick quarry near Swindon.
8 August 2023

Hills Waste Solutions Champions New Safety Walkway

As part of Hills’ ongoing commitment to exceptional health and safety, Hills Waste Solutions has installed an innovative crossing system at their Material Recycling Facility (MRF) in Calne.
21 June 2023

Hills’ retirees receive Long Service Recognition Awards after 85 years of combined service

Two Hills Municipal Collections drivers were presented with Long Service Recognition Awards recently after decades of combined service.
6 June 2023

Lucky youngsters tour Materials Recycling Facility in Calne

Lucky youngsters from the Southwick and North Bradley Beavers were recently given a unique tour of the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Sands Farm in Calne.
15 May 2023

The Hills Group and Cotswold Lakes Trust celebrate 25-year partnership

They’ve been great partners for 25 years, and when it comes to The Hills Group and Cotswold Lakes Trust, it doesn’t seem a day too long.
28 April 2023

Hills donates Easter treats to STEP Swindon

Employees at Hills have donated Easter treats to put a smile on the faces of disadvantaged youngsters across Swindon.
6 April 2023

New concrete plant provides further expansion for Hills Quarry Products

Hills Quarry Products has strengthened its presence in the ready-mixed concrete market with the opening of its seventh concrete plant located in Swindon

Statement following vehicle incident in Trowbridge

Statement issued by Hills Municipal Collections following vehicle incident in Trowbridge.
15 March 2023

Danger associated with placing unemptied aerosol cans into recycling bins

CCTV captures the the moment an unemptied aerosol can exploded at a recycling sorting facility in Calne.
12 January 2023

2022:

Hills supports Swindon Christmas Toy Appeal

Employees at Hills donate toys to support Swindon Christmas Toy Appeal.
7 December 2022

Hills announces 2022 Move to Improve winner

Hills has announced the winner of its 2022 Move to Improve scheme as Michael Jones for his innovative suggestion of an inexpensive internal road sweeping system.
1 December 2022

Hills Homes scoops regional award for housing development

Hills Homes Developments has scooped the ‘Best high volume new housing development’ regional award for the West of England in the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2022.
7 November 2022

Hills Group funds Neigh Bridge play area at Somerford Keynes

The Hills Group is proud to have provided a grant for Cotswold Lakes Trust’s new play area play area at Neigh Bridge Country Park in Somerford Keynes.
5 October 2022

The Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

 

Hills Group funds Swindon FC Community Foundation project

The Hills Group has provided a £10,000 grant from the Landfill Communities Fund for a new community facility at Swindon FC Community Foundation.
28 July 2022

Hills Group sponsors Fire Cadets scheme for 4th year

The Hills has confirmed sponsorship for the Fire Cadets scheme run by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Rescue Service for 2022-23.
25 July 2022

Ben Amor wins 40th Hills Wiltshire Professionals’ Golf Championship

Ben Amor has won this year’s 40th Hills Wiltshire PGA Championship with a birdie on the last hole of 36 at Marlborough Golf Club on Thursday 7 July.
11 July 2022

UPDATE Kerbside Staff Shortages – Municipal Waste

To address the staffing shortage Hills Municipal Collections are undertaking a regional recruitment campaign to attract job seekers.
6 July 2022

Westbury community litter picking helped by Hills

The Hills Group has provided Westbury Town Council with additional litter picking equipment to help with additional requests for litter picks in the town.
12 May 2022

New roof for Young Farmers’ club

Purton & Cricklade Young Farmers’ Club received a £10,000 grant from The Hills Group towards a new roof on their clubhouse.
4 May 2022

UPDATE fire extinguished at Lower Compton landfill

Fire is extinguished and emergency services have handed site back to staff – issued 13:00
28 April 2022

UPDATE on fire at Lower Compton landfill

Update on fire at Lower Compton landfill – issued 16:00
27 April 2022

Statement on fire at Lower Compton landfill

Emergency services dealing with fire at Lower Compton landfill site.
27 April 2022

New 3G football pitch opens with help from The Hills Group

Sarum Academy in Salisbury opened their new 3G artificial turf football pitch on Friday 25 March with funding help from Hills and the LCF.
25 March 2022

Hills Municipal Collections confirms end of bin strike in Wiltshire

GMB accepts offer from Hills Municipal Collections and ends strike action.
17 March 2022

Further offer from Hills Municipal Collections rejected by GMB union

GMB rejects further offer from Hills Municipal Collections and extends strike action.
16 March 2022

Hills Municipal Collections clarifies offer to GMB union strikers following acceptance of offer by both UNISON and UNITE membership

Clarification of the offer made to GMB Union strikers.
11 March 2022

Response to allegations of strikers hit by vehicles

Hills responds to allegations of strikers being hit by vehicles
10 March 2022

Two of three unions accept Hills pay offer

UNITE members accept Hills’ offer and will not join industrial action by GMB union
9 March 2022

Recycling collections temporarily suspended in Wiltshire

Temporary suspension of recycling collections in Wiltshire due to industrial action by GMB union
8 March 2022

Update : Hills Municipal Collections – industrial action

Latest update on the strike by GMB Union members
8 March 2022

Update : Hills Municipal Collections – industrial action

Latest update on the strike by GMB Union members
7 March 2022

Hills Municipal Collections – latest pay offer rejected by GMB Union

Hills Municipal Collections latest pay offer has been rejected, industrial action to take place from 7 March.
3 March 2022

Hills Municipal Collections – GMB Union suspends industrial action

Statement from Hills Municipal Collections on GMB union industrial action suspension.
25 February 2022

Hills Municipal Collections make further offer to GMB union

Statement from Hills Municipal Collections on further offer to GMB union.
21 February 2022

A statement by Hills Waste Solutions on commercial waste and recycling collection services

The following statement has been issued by Hills Waste Solutions to reassure its commercial customers.
15 February 2022

Hills Municipal Collections- GMB Union ballot result

The following statement has been issued by Hills Municipal Collections in response to notification from GMB Union of industrial action.
14 February 2022

New show home and sales office opens at Hills Homes’ development in Blunsdon

Award-winning developer Hills Homes has opened a new show home and sales office at its latest development, The Paddocks, with a very successful weekend seeing over half of its houses reserved.
2 February 2022

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Cadet programme continues in Wiltshire

The Hills Group has sponsored the intake of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Cadet programme for a third year in both Swindon and Trowbridge.
25 January 2022

Hills Municipal Collections Ltd statement – potential strike action

HMCL response to notification from GMB Union of a ballot of union members at municipal waste depots.
20 January 2022

2021:

Quarry near Swindon reveals Neanderthal hand tools alongside Britain’s biggest mammoth ‘graveyard’

A Hills Quarry Products’ quarry north of Swindon in the Cotswolds has revealed what is being described by Historic England as ‘one of Britain’s most significant Ice Age discoveries.
21 December 2021

Hills Group Business Continuity update wef 19 July 2021

Hills Group statement on business continuity as national restrictions are eased.
17 July 2021

Down Ampney drystone wall restoration

Drystone walls in Gloucestershire village restored with help from The Hills Group and Landfill Communities Fund.
9 July 2021

Hills Group sponsored CPRE Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition 2021 first round results

The first round of shortlisted villages are announced.
22 June 2021

New Bristol depot for Hills Waste Solutions

Hills Waste Solutions has relocated its Bristol operations to new premises off Severn Road, Hallen.
21 June 2021

Hills Group sponsors CPRE Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition 2021

Hills sponsors Wiltshire’s Best Kept Village Competition for eighth year.
10 March 2021

Hills Group updates business continuity statement

Updated business continuity statement in relation to latest national restrictions due to Coronavirus pandemic.
6 January 2021

2020:

Hills support poppy appeal

Kerbside collection vehicles display poppy appeal posters in support of The Royal British Legion.
10 November 2020

Update from Hills Group CEO on business continuity

As new national restrictions commence, Mike Hill, Chief Executive, updates business continuity plan.
5 November 2020

Latest Hills Group statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mike Hill, Chief Executive, confirms all sites and offices are open and COVID-19 secure.
2 October 2020

Updated statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mike Hill, Chief Executive, provides an updated statement on Hills’ response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
28 July 2020

Hills Homes’ award-winning development shortlisted for second award

Hills Homes’ development, Hillside, in the village of Blunsdon, has been shortlisted for a West of England LABC Building Excellence Award. The development won Best New Large Housing Development award from Swindon Borough Council’s Building Control department earlier this year.
14 July 2020

New concrete plant provides expansion for Hills Quarry Products

Hills Quarry Products is pleased to announce it is taking over the operation of an existing concrete plant in Gloucester. The plant was recently purchased from Chelmix Concrete Ltd.
02 July 2020

New appointment for Hills Waste Solutions

Neil Pollard has joined Hills Waste Solutions as divisional director for commercial operations.
02 June 2020

Updated statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mike Hill, chief executive, provides an updated statement on Hills response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
3 April 2020

Joint industry statement on maintaining recycling and waste services

Hills is working to make sure your bins are collected in the coming weeks and months. See industry joint statement to the public on delivery of recycling and waste services.
26 March 2020

The Hills Group statement on Coronavirus and business continuity

The Hills Group’s priority is to keep our employees, customers and community safe whilst ensuring that we continue to deliver products and services with minimal disruption, and comply with the latest Government advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
18 March 2020

Hills Homes’ development wins building excellence award

Hills Homes’ latest development, Hillside, in the village of Blunsdon, has been awarded the ‘Best New Large Housing Development’ award by Swindon Borough Council’s Building Control team.
20 February 2020

Hills Waste Solutions strengthens commercial collection fleet

Hills Waste Solutions has added four new low emission, fuel efficient Euro 6 refuse collection vehicles (RCV) to its 60-strong commercial fleet.
20 February 2020

Hills Homes’ development shortlisted for annual award

Hills Homes’ latest development, Hillside, in the village of Blunsdon, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Best New Large Housing Development award by Swindon Borough Council’s Building Control team.
18 February 2020

New traffic management plan for Hills’ sites in Calne, Wiltshire

Hills has shared details of a new traffic management plan in relation to its two sites at Lower Compton and Sands Farm in Calne which comes into effect on 3 February 2020.
31 January 2020

2019:

Hills Quarry Products rewarded for outstanding restoration

Hills Quarry Products is proud to have recently received a ‘highly commended’ Restoration Award from the Mineral Products Association (MPA) for its work at Shorncote Quarry in the Cotswold Water Park.
01 November 2019

Hills Quarry Products has reached a milestone!

Hills Quarry Products has now supplied over 1.5 million cubic metres of ready mixed concrete.
08 October 2019

West Wilts Sailing Club – New changing facilities

Local sailing club secures LCF grant for new facilities.
16 August 2019

Funds secured for Fire Cadets in Wiltshire

Hills Group provides funding for Wiltshire’s Fire Cadets.
14 August 2019

The Hills Group CPRE Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition 2019 – results

The results of the Hills CPRE Wiltshire BKVC have been announced.
1 August 2019

Hills’ hosts Calne twinning event at High Penn Park development

Hills Homes recently welcomed the Calne and District Twinning Association and their visitors from Caln Township, Pennsylvania, USA to Hills’ High Penn Park development.
11 July 2019

Amor crowned champion at Hills Wiltshire Professionals’ Golf Championship

21 year old Jamie Amor picked up the winner’s trophy at the championship held at Marlborough Golf Club on Thursday 04 July.
05 July 2019

The Hills Group is hosting the 39th Hills Wiltshire Professionals’ Golf Championship

The Championship will be held at Marlborough Golf Club on Thursday 04 July.
03 July 2019

The Hills Group is joining forces with True Heroes Racing at national event

Members of the True Heroes Racing team are looking forward to meeting members of the public and showing off their amazing sidecar at the national Armed Forces Day event at Hudson’s Field in Salisbury, Wiltshire from 28-30 June.
20 June 2019

The Hills Group appoints new Group director

The Hills Group has appointed Ed Dodd as Group director for waste & resource management.
12 June 2019

Hills Homes site manager shortlisted for building excellence award

A site manager for Wiltshire house developer Hills Homes has been shortlisted for a West of England LABC Building Excellence Award.
23 May 2019

The Hills Group support Armed Forces Day in Wiltshire

The Hills Group has been named as an Official Supplier and will provide specialist recycling and waste management services to the Armed Forces Day event to be held in Salisbury, Wiltshire from 28-30 June.
10 May 2019

Hills employee completes UK quarry industry’s first MPO apprenticeship

Hills Quarry Products’ Aidan Jeffreys has successfully completed the UK’s first Level 2 Mineral Processing Mobile and Static Plant Operator apprenticeship.
25 Feb 2019

Bags of success at Mortimer Quarry

Hills Quarry Products has extended its business partnership with Day Aggregates with the opening of a bagging plant at Mortimer Quarry near Reading.
14 Jan 2019

2018:

Hills helps the homeless at Christmas

The Hills Group has shown its Christmas spirit by supporting Wiltshire charities who help the homeless.
11 Dec 2018

Hills Homes site manager wins industry health and safety award for second time

The Building Safety Group’s Site Manager of the Year award for the Central and South West region has been won by Jan Pearce of Hills Homes.
12 Nov 2018

Hills Homes site manager nominated for industry health and safety award

A Hills Homes site manager is hoping to take home a second Site Manager of the Year award following his nomination by Building Safety Group (BSG).
16 Oct 2018

Wiltshire’s junior golfers show off their skills

33 young golfers teed off in the 34th Hills Wiltshire Junior Golf event on 22 August. Kyle Campbell of Wrag Barn GC was the overall winner.
23 Aug 2018

Calling Wiltshire’s junior golfers

Entries are open for the 34th Hills Wiltshire Junior Golf Championship being held at Broome Manor Golf Club on Wednesday 22 August.
02 Aug 2018

Local residents get to see quarry workings

More than 100 people got to experience the workings of Mortimer Quarry when they attended an open day hosted by Hills Quarry Products.
27 July 2018

38th Hills Wiltshire Professionals’ Golf Championship

Mark Sandry from Broome Manor Golf Club wins the 38th Hills Wiltshire Professionals’ Golf Championship.
09 July 2018

Fire incident at Lower Compton landfill site

Updated at 4.30pm.
20 April 2018

Fire incident at Lower Compton landfill site

Update Friday 20 April.
20 April 2018

CPRE Best Kept Village Competition 2018

Hills Group sponsors Best Kept Village Competition for sixth year running.
27 February 2018

UK’s first MPO apprentice is from Wiltshire

A former Wiltshire student, Aidan Jeffreys, has become the UK quarry industry’s first mobile and static plant operator (MPO) apprentice.
22 February 2018

Hills to sponsor Westbury Rugby festival

Westbury Rugby Club players and club officials gathered at the rugby grounds this week to promote their first 10 a side rugby tournament to be held from 25 – 28 May and to acknowledge the support being provided by The Hills Group as tournament sponsors.
19 January 2018