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December 11, 2017

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Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Landscape Group wins grounds maintenance contract for Colchester Borough Homes’ grounds

Colchester Borough Council has awarded the new contract for the maintenance of its and Colchester Borough Homes’ grounds. Eight companies took part in the initial tender process, with The Landscape Group (TLG) emerging as the winner; the new contract lasting until October 2023.

The existing contract expires at the end of March and, as with other public sector bodies, contracts are regularly reviewed and put up for tender. Furthermore, as the Council has been an accredited Living Wage Employer since 2013, any companies wishing to do business with it must also be Living Wage Employers. This policy requirement is being rolled out as existing contracts come up for renewal and one with which The Landscape Group is in compliance. The company has a heritage going back almost one hundred years and handles a variety of high profile maintenance and construction projects, including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It has also recently received recognition as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer and employs 1100 people.

The contract covers maintenance of green spaces, Castle Park, the cemetery, burials and the crematorium. Speaking of the contract win, Martin Packman, regional operations director, The Landscape Group, stated: “I want to say how delighted we are to have been awarded this prestigious contract and that we are looking forward to building a strong relationship with Colchester’s officers and residents. We know that the transferring staff from Veolia and Floratec bring very valuable skills and local knowledge and we welcome them into the TLG family.

“Our promise to the people of Colchester is that we will treasure their beautiful parks, cemetery and crematorium, sports fields and wildlife reserves and do our very best to enhance these throughout the life of this contract.”

Councillor Annie Feltham, portfolio holder for communities and leisure: “With tourism an important part of the local economy a key piece of the jigsaw is a quality provider of maintenance for our green spaces, including award winning parks like Castle Park and High Woods Country Park. The Landscape Group absolutely has the pedigree to deliver this with us.”

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