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January 22, 2018

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British greenhouse designs attract overseas buyers -

Monday, January 22, 2018

RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair returns for 2018 -

Monday, January 22, 2018

efig changes its name to plants@work to reflect main aim -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Viking Cruises unveils its Wellness Garden for RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Green wall panels transform view in West London -

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Speakers announced for SGD Spring Conference  -

Saturday, January 20, 2018

UK not-for-profit spearheads movement to green refugee camps in Northern Iraq -

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Double A confirmed as new Pellenc Dealer -

Saturday, January 20, 2018

New body launched to support Business Improvement Districts -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cardiff announces plans for £180m investment project -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Mayor delivers £1.1m grants to help transform & create green spaces -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Johnsons supplies plants to ‘Best Large Park in Britain’ -

Friday, January 19, 2018

idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution -

Friday, January 19, 2018

HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

BALI statement on CLG Select Committee inquiry into public parks

BALI

Following publication of the Communities and Local Government Committee’s cross party report on the inquiry into public parks, BALI’s chief executive Wayne Grills commented as follows:

“BALI welcomes the recognition by the cross-party CLG committee that parks play a vital role in in the communities they serve. Asking the question ‘Why do parks matter?’, the committee has clearly sought and carefully considered contributions from the broad range of stakeholders on the value of parks and the many challenges facing the parks sector.

BALI believes it is essential that the Parks Minister, Andrew Percy MP, and his team continue to support and work proactively with Local Authorities on the consultation, development and implementation of green space strategies. The intention that the Minister report back annually to Parliament on progress made is welcomed.

The report clearly acknowledges that whilst volunteer groups make an important contribution to trying to hold back the deterioration of some public parks, there are limitations to relying on volunteers. The health and safety implications from poor maintenance are a major concern for Local Authorities and for BALI and its members operating in the parks sector. BALI believes that solutions involving volunteers should be carefully implemented, managed and monitored.

The report also acknowledges that parks need to be managed for the long term. BALI members who are already part of the ongoing solution providers and partners of Local Authorities, are keen to work with senior representatives at local and government level to help develop and drive forward viable and sustainable park maintenance strategies .”

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