October 22, 2017

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Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ten Streets public consultation to begin

public consultation

A major public consultation on the proposed dramatic transformation of 125 acres of former docklands is set to begin in Liverpool next week. The six-week long event will be inviting feedback on the draft masterplan which includes establishing a creativity district in the Ten Streets area of north Liverpool, which could generate up to 2,500 new jobs. Liverpool City Council’s cabinet have approved the draft Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) and the public consultation will launch at 10am, on Tuesday 10 October at the Titanic Hotel in Stanley Dock, which lies within the city’s World Heritage Site. Business, residents and members…

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Birmingham Design Guide to inspire innovation in development

Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has launched the first stage in the production of a comprehensive design guide for the city that will help steer all future development. With unprecedented levels of investment in both infrastructure and new development, the city council wants to ensure this is not only high quality but inclusive, sustainable and connected. To help achieve this, the council is creating a new Birmingham Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to steer and guide all future development across the city, from tall buildings in the city centre, to residential schemes in the suburbs, and industrial developments in the city’s…

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Central Scotland Green Network launches Community Woodlands Survey

Scotland

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) has launched the CSGN Community Woodlands Survey and is calling on the support of the public and local groups across Central Scotland who are managing or creating their own woodland. The organisation is working to create a better connected community woodlands network to allow local groups to support and learn from each other in order to safeguard and develop these valuable community resources. Amy Davidson, community development officer at CSGNT, said: “It is important to protect our community woodlands which make an important contribution through providing a local greenspace which supports improved physical…

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Kubota UK shares future vision and Stage V strategy

Kubota

Over 50 key independent dealer and distributor customers recently attended Kubota UK’s 2017 Engines Conference, held at Mercedes Benz World, home of the famous Brooklands racing circuit in Surrey. The conference – entitled ‘Kubota – The Answer’, gave Kubota UK’s Engines Division the opportunity to share its future vision and the plans that the world class manufacturer of industrial diesel and dual fuel engines has put in place to surpass Stage V emissions standards, due to come into force in 2019/20. Delegates learnt more about Kubota Corporation’s commitment to being a global major brand at the conference and gained a…

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Thrive Birmingham starts prison gardening programme

Thrive

In November, horticultural therapists from Thrive Birmingham will start a gardening programme for prisoners with a mental illness at HM Prison Hewell. Funded by *Health in justice, Thrive will work with prisoners with mental health support needs in the prison garden once a week for a year. Amanda Fields, regional manager for Thrive in Birmingham, said: “The prison already has a good outside space and we are looking forward to working with inmates who are not in the best of health, helping them reap the benefits structured gardening can bring. “We will be working in small groups and the prisoners…

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Managing director to be appointed to garden community role

garden communities

One of the UK’s leading exponents of garden communities is to be appointed as managing director of North Essex Garden Communities Ltd (NEGC). Richard Bayley, recently project director for the Manydown development and Western Basingstoke Garden City projects in Hampshire will join NEGC full time in December. John Spence CBE, chairman of NEGC said: “Over the last two years the NEGC programme has continued to progress, receiving over £1m in funding from Government and gaining recognition for the innovative approach being taken. “Our expectations and the vision we have set out is bold, and it follows that we have the…

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Liverpool creates World Heritage taskforce

Liverpool

Liverpool has set up a special taskforce to examine how the city can maintain its UNESCO World Heritage Status (WHS). Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has informed Heritage Minister John Glen, MP, of the establishment of the Liverpool World Heritage Board in a bid to work closer with the DCMS to “reset the relationship with UNESCO”. The Mayor has appointed Sir David Henshaw, who was the chief executive at Liverpool City Council when the city received the status in 2004, to lead a team of experts including Sir Neil Cossons, former chair of English Heritage. Joining Sir David and Sir…

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Revegetation, parks and gardens – Basics for city centres and urban environments

For several years now, authorities have realised the importance of urban parks and gardens. Elected representatives, the general public as well as property developers and landscaping entrepreneurs all want to transform today’s towns into green, ecological cities. This aim and challenge permeates Paysalia 2017! Parks and gardens have become “must” living spaces much valued by residents seeking to commune with nature and greener surroundings. To meet this need, communities have adopted “city greening” projects covering many aspects of urban problems and designed to federate locals. Projects aiming to create or rehabilitate urban parks and gardens are a major concern for…

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October issue – Pro Landscaper

INFORM Agenda: Given the threat posed by Xyella Fastidosa, what precautions and protocols should be implemented when procuring trees and shrubs, and who should be responsible for these? News: Our monthly roundup of industry news RHS Green Plan It: The challenge that gets teenagers engaged with garden design returns for a second year Pro Landscaper Business Awards: All the details on the launch of our new awards for recognising excellence in business FutureScape: The seminar programme and floor plan for this year’s event Let’s Hear It From: Peter Cunliffe or Northumbrian Landscaping Ltd Company Profile: Marian Boswall Landscape Architects View…

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Spearheading national thinking on nature

A multi-million pound North West project is spearheading the latest thinking on the environment. The Lancashire Wildlife Trust chief executive Anne Selby said: “The sheer scale of this project is bigger, better and more joined up conservation, creating a resilient, inspirational landscape.” Senior advisor at Natural England Amanda Wright said The Carbon Landscape is “restoring nature, reconnecting people and wildlife and instilling pride in the community – it means more nature for more people.” They were speaking at the launch of the Carbon Landscape at Lancashire Mining Museum, where 70 guests, partners and staff were celebrating a project which will…

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