March 31, 2015

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Bio-security champion in House of Lords to open Barcham’s international tree day -

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New TrustMark tool helps over 65’s find trusted landscapers -

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Getting Yorkshire Growing for National Gardening Week (13-19 April) -

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SureSet solution for North Devon District Hospital -

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Glendale begins work on new maintenance framework for Lincolnshire County Council -

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TLG claims valuable grounds maintenance contract with Elmbridge council -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Innovative JCB models on show at Plantworx 2015 -

Monday, March 30, 2015

SureSet permeable paving up for Manufacturer of the Year award -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Registrations open for 2015 Landscape Institute Awards -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Grant Associates completes final phase of work at Bristol Harbourside -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Celebrations in the Heart of London -

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Cornish flower power draws crowds for ‘Chelsea of the West’ -

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Briggs & Stratton reunite British athletics team to mark InStart mower launch -

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Glendale wins grounds maintenance framework for East Lindsey council -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Add Seal offer BALI members machinery advice -

Monday, March 30, 2015

London Stone launches brand new Trade Club -

Monday, March 30, 2015

RHS Young Designer of the Year finalists announced for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2015 -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dickies Store have the April showers covered with waterproof work wear -

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Show Garden -

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Home repairs left undone by over 65’s through fear of finding good tradesmen -

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Bio-security champion in House of Lords to open Barcham’s international tree day

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The peer who earlier this year called for stricter bio-security measures relating to tree imports is set to make the opening address to 550 delegates at Barcham Trees’ international conference to be held at its Ely, Cambridgeshire, headquarters on Wednesday, 17 June 2015. Speaking in the House of Lords in a debate on the natural environment on 15 January 2015, Lord Framlingham (Conservative) expressed his concern at the number of trees imported into the UK and the risk posed by attendant diseases such as ash dieback.  He also praised the voluntary code of practice devised, introduced and implemented by Barcham…

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New TrustMark tool helps over 65’s find trusted landscapers

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TrustMark and Age UK have launched a new TrustMark directory to help older people find trusted landscapers more easily. The tool which can be found on Age UK’s website gives older people a trusted resource to turn to when looking for quality tradespeople by providing them and their families with a selection of vetted traders in their area. By using the tool the user has the assurance that they are hiring people who have passed the most stringent business and customer service checks, but have also had previous work checked onsite by qualified inspectors. The tool will also be an…

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Getting Yorkshire Growing for National Gardening Week (13-19 April)

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  From 13 – 19 April, the UK will be flexing its green fingers and celebrating National Gardening Week, with events and activities to get the nation growing. National Gardening Week was launched four years ago by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and since then it has grown into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. Thousands of people, gardens, charities, retailers, culture and heritage organisations and groups get involved and this year there are more than 200 events taking place across the UK. To round off the week, RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate is hosting its Spring Gardening &…

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SureSet solution for North Devon District Hospital

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  Background A £2.2m state of the art chemotherapy unit is nearing completion in Barnstaple. The unit, at North Devon District Hospital was funded by the charity Over and Above who fundraise for ‘over and above’ what the NHS is able to provide. Now named the Seamoor Unit, following a public appeal for suggestions for a name reflecting the North Devon landscape; the unit has its own drop-off point, reception and waiting area, consulting rooms and four treatment rooms – two open plan and two en-suite. Solution In January 2014, the Barnstaple branch of the Morgan Sindall Group, were awarded the building…

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Glendale begins work on new maintenance framework for Lincolnshire County Council

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  National green service provider Glendale has begun work on a new £600,000 framework for Lincolnshire County Council, which will support its existing portfolio of work in the county.  The company is providing cutting services to maintain grass verges in towns throughout the Lincolnshire district, including Skegness, Louth, Mablethorpe and Horncastle.  The framework will be carried out over four years and has resulted in the creation of two permanent job opportunities and two seasonal roles.  Glendale already carries out general grounds maintenance in the area, providing services in parks, public gardens and open spaces for the neighbouring East Lindsey District…

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TLG claims valuable grounds maintenance contract with Elmbridge council

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  The Landscape Group has been awarded a seven-year grounds maintenance contract (with potential two-year extension) worth £1.1m per annum with Elmbridge Borough Council, commencing on 1st April 2015. Elmbridge is one of the UK’s greenest boroughs and has frequently been named as one the most desirable places to live in the UK. The borough boasts over 1million m2 of recreational green spaces including numerous parks and sports pitches for the benefit of its residents. The Landscape Group has worked with Elmbridge Borough Council for nearly 20 years, delivering maintenance services across the borough’s highways and cemeteries. The new contract…

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Innovative JCB models on show at Plantworx 2015

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  JCB will showcase models from its world-leading telescopic handler range, brand new series of compact excavators, ground-breaking site dumpers and award-winning hybrid generator line-up at Plantworx 2015. Two of JCB’s new site dumpers models – which range in size from one to 10 tonnes – will be shown. The 6-tonne machine, designed for high carrying capacity in large earthmoving projects will be on static display while the 3-tonne version will be part of JCB’s live demonstrations throughout the show. Also showcased will be the G90QSi – part of JCB’s groundbreaking, fuel-saving Inteli-Hybrid generator range which has won the Engineering…

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SureSet permeable paving up for Manufacturer of the Year award

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  SureSet permeable paving were delighted to be one of three companies shortlisted for the Manufacturer of the Year, Enterprising Wiltshire Awards. Over 150 people attended a fabulous Award Ceremony at Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort near Calne in Wiltshire on 23 March 2015. SureSet narrowly missed out to the Hill Brush Company who not only scooped the Manufacturer of the Year award, but also the overall Business of the Year. SureSet’s Managing Director, Kevin Weston said: “As this is only the third award we have applied for, we were surprised to even be shortlisted. We would like to…

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Registrations open for 2015 Landscape Institute Awards

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Registration is now open for the 2015 Landscape Institute Awards. There are 14 categories of awards, including a new category ‘Design for a Temporary Landscape’, which has been created in response to the increasing number of temporary/meanwhile use projects that LI members are undertaking. There is also a new special award, which is free to enter, for ‘Client of the Year’. The award gives the opportunity for the profession to formally recognise clients who understand and value the contribution of landscape architects to their projects, and support them to fulfil their vision without compromise. The other categories are: Design categories…

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Grant Associates completes final phase of work at Bristol Harbourside

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The final phase of public realm landscape design for Bristol’s award-winning Harbourside development has been completed by landscape architect Grant Associates for developer Crest Nicholson.The completion of the 15-year regeneration project comes as Bristol celebrates its status as European Green Capital in 2015 – an accolade awarded for the city’s outstanding commitment to sustainability, creativity, culture and innovation. Bristol Harbourside is a £120m mixed-use development on the edge of the city’s floating harbour, which has regenerated the heart of Bristol’s historic waterfront. Sustainable landscape design has played a key role in the overall scheme, says Grant Associates. Working closely with…

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