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January 19, 2018

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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

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

BASIS launches new Lawn Assured Standard

Lawn Assured

Independent standard setting and auditing organisation, BASIS, has launched a new standard aimed at the professional domestic lawn care sector. The Lawn Assured Standard will help to ensure a consistent and high standard of practice in the professional lawn care sector. Lindsay Smith Boam, BASIS logistics manager, explains that all individuals applying pesticides are expected to work sustainably, effectively and efficiently, in order to protect themselves, the general public and the environment. “The new voluntary standard has been launched in response to industry demand, and aims to help domestic lawn care contractors demonstrate that they’re operating in a responsible manner…

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Funding agreed for Marwood Community Hall project

Marwood Hall, Devon

Marwood Community Hall will soon have a make-over thanks to over £17,000 of funding from North Devon Council. North Devon Council’s Executive has this week approved the release of over £17,000 of Section 106 funding for enhancements, which include landscaping the exterior space around the hall and the creation of an outdoor seating area. Executive Member for parks, leisure and culture, Councillor Dick Jones, says: “I’m very pleased to see this funding distributed towards village hall improvements for Marwood. S106 contributions, made as part of major planning applications, allow the council to give something back to the community and help…

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University secures planning approval for student centre and new civic space

uclan

A flagship project in The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Masterplan has been given planning approval at a Preston City Council hearing. Designed by Hawkins Brown following an international RIBA competition, the proposed Student Centre and a modern civic square will be the focal point of the University’s £200m Masterplan development. The new Student Centre, which has targeted a BREEAM (environmental quality) rating of ‘excellent’ will be 7,304m² providing a new reception area, informal learning spaces and a student wellbeing support centre. Designed as an iconic gateway to the City, the new square will span 8,440m² providing flexible and adaptable…

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Först to showcase new lightweight petrol woodchipper at EHS

Först

Först will be showcasing its new sub 750kg petrol powered woodchipper at this year’s Executive Hire Show (EHS), as diesel alternatives continue to become more and more popular amongst contractors, arborists and landscapers. The ST6P is an extension of Först’s popular range of six-inch capacity machines, which is powered by a 37hp V twin petrol engine, meaning the woodchipper is not only compliant with the new Stage V emissions legislation coming into play in 2019, but also matches the strength and performance that users have come to expect from Först’s diesel powered machines. Först was able to manufacture the sub…

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A556 ‘green bridge’ is winter wonderland

The £1.15m bridge was one of seven constructed across the new £192m bypass which opened in March. Part farm access track and part wildlife corridor, the bridge, west of Mere, has been provided to maintain connectivity between habitats separated by the new dual carriageway. When the new bridge was used as the site of the official opening ceremony of the road in March, it had only just been planted with a mixture of hedging and plants. Now, 11 months later, the extensive planting has given birth to a flourishing green border which is providing a safe passage across the road…

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Bespoke membership scheme The Turf Club launches

An industry first for 2018, The Turf Club is the UK’s first super network for all things synthetic turf.  The Turf Club is the UK’s first bespoke membership scheme for landscapers, garden designers, trade partners and any other trade user with a mutual interest in synthetic turf. Since the pre-launch in December 2017, Turf Group have received over 200 requests worldwide for Turf Club membership from individuals as far as America and Australia. The overall aim of the Turf Club is to ensure and maintain the highest of standards within the UK synthetic turf industry. With thousands of m² sold…

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New guidelines call for homes for people and wildlife

Trumptington Meadows ©Sarah Lambert.

New guidelines published by The Wildlife Trusts today show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, inspirational homes which help to reverse decades of wildlife and habitat decline. ‘Homes for people and wildlife – how to build housing in a nature-friendly way’ is published at a time when the Government has recently committed to building a further 300,000 homes a year until 2022. This means that about 36 square miles will be given over to new housing developments annually – that’s an area larger than Brighton & Hove every year. The Wildlife Trusts…

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Parks plan agreed by Knowsley Council’s Cabinet

Knowsley

Knowsley Council’s Cabinet has tonight agreed unanimously that a decision to establish a charitable trust to manage the borough’s green spaces will go ahead. The ‘Shaping a New Future for Knowsley’s Parks’ report was agreed by Cabinet on 28 November, but was called in for further consideration by the Sustainable Boroughs Scrutiny Committee, which made some recommendations following their meeting on 19 December. The Cabinet considered each of the recommendations made by the Scrutiny Committee in turn before voting again Tuesday evening] on the proposals, which will see a charitable Trust established to manage green spaces in the borough from April 2019, when…

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Government publishes 25-year Environment Plan

Defra

A pledge to eliminate avoidable waste, introduce new safeguards for wildlife and connect more children with nature are among the ambitious plans for a greener future outlined by Prime Minister Theresa May and Environment Secretary Michael Gove today. In a major speech today, the Prime Minister has launched the government’s landmark 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out how we will improve the environment over a generation by creating richer habitats for wildlife, improving air and water quality and curbing the scourge of plastic in the world’s oceans. “A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment” sets out how over…

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LDA Design and WSP to lead Plymouth revamp

Plymouth

LDA Design and WSP have been appointed by Plymouth City Council to transform the city’s public realm, drawing people back into the centre. The consultants behind some of the UK’s most impressive regeneration schemes will lead Better Places, a £27m project to rejuvenate Plymouth. More walkable streets, better cycling routes and more welcoming public spaces will bring life, activity and commerce back to the city centre, making Plymouth a safer, more sociable and enjoyable place for shoppers and visitors to spend time. The scheme is designed to meet the needs of local people, it will also support improved trading and…

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