Landscape & Amenity

November 2018

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Grass Seeds & Wildflowers A look at amenity and sports solutions Page 11 Aggregates & Hard Landscaping The spotlight on the urban environment Page 12 Product News EMAIL: 03 03 L a n d s c a p e & A m e n i t y w w w . l a n d s c a p e a n d a m e n i t y. c o m November 2018 Special Feature Professional Groundscare Supplement Machinery, Plant & Vehicles The latest product innovations and news Page 33 - 34 For more information on our full range – or a no obligation demonstration call 01332 824777 or visit or Unrivalled performance and impressive versatility For more information on our full range – or a no obligation demonstration call 01332 824777 or visit or Dennis G860 Sisis Auto-Rotorake Mk5 PROUDLY BRITISH SEE US AT SALTEX STAND E070 The National Lottery funding body, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), and the National Trust have joined forces to find and back ambitious and sustainable solutions to protect and enhance public parks and green spaces. The Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) is a UK-wide £10m strategic initiative to enable up to eight local authorities and communities to develop and implement bold and innovative funding and management solutions for all their green spaces across their place, against a challenging backdrop of financial uncertainty. The FPA will support places to grow the contribution parks make to civic life whilst becoming financially sustainable. It will involve discovering how parks and green spaces could be better used, managed and funded to serve community needs and aspirations now and over the next generation. With grant funding and support from a team of experts, the places chosen to be FPA pioneers will work as a cohort to catalyse and share innovation, learn rapidly together and build their Local authorities, town councils and parish council landowners are featured in a UK-wide, World War I commemoration p r o g r a m m e d u r i n g t h i s anniversary year. Landowners are honouring the memories of those soldiers who fought and died in conflict by designating parks and green spaces as Centenary Fields, part of the UK-wide commemoration programme led by Fields in BALI, through its nationwide GoLandscape initiative, has supported BALI Training P r o v i d e r m e m b e r C a p e l Manor College in developing and launching a brand-new Advanced Diploma in Landscape Construction (Level 3). Endorsed by employers within the industry, a crucial element of this new Diploma, the course offers a unique opportunity to develop both technical and business skills. Capel Manor College developed the course based on the recent GoLandscape skills survey Local authorities featured in World War I centenary commemoration BALI partners with Capel Manor to launch landscape diploma capacity to lead for ambitious change both in their place and to benefit the rest of the UK. It will encourage new partnerships whilst supporting the role of local authorities as vital owners, funders and co-managers of green spaces. It will promote an holistic approach, ensuring that all parks and green spaces in an area are protected and enhanced to deliver quality and fair access to green spaces for free for everyone. The initiative will run over two years and combine £5m in HLF grant funding with £5m in value of National Trust expertise. It opens for expressions of interest today, with a deadline of midday Monday 19 November. A number of places will then be invited to submit a full application later this year with decisions on which places will receive support made in February 2019. Ros Kerslake, HLF CEO, said: "Our ambition is simple - we want to grow and secure the future of our public parks so generations in times to come will have access to the wide range of benefits they provide. Trust. This designation ensures that land will remain available as a recreational space for the community in perpetuity. Over 100 councils have participated in the Centenary Fields programme to date. Protected sites are also featured in the Centenary Fields Legacy Programme online story map, to remember those who served and lost their lives during the conflict and to say "Thank You" to the World War I Generation. Fields in Trust are revealing the story of one Centenary Field each day at 11am. The Centenary Fields Legacy Programme which will run until the anniversary of Armistice Day on 11th November is in delivered in partnership with the Royal that was circulated to all BALI members earlier this year. Modules include; living walls, water management/SUDS, surveying and construction drawings, business practice and project management, paving, timber and brickwork, water features, use of plants in landscaping and a show garden build. A block of work experience, which forms part of the course, is also integrated within the course and supported by BALI members. BALI "There are big challenges facing parks but equally big opportunities. This strategic initiative will help everyone invested in parks to take action and find new ways to ensure they are safeguarded so they are able to fulfil their potential to deliver health and wellbeing. These insights stem from over £950m of National Lottery investment in 900 park projects over 20 years and our recent combined investment of over £3m in parks innovation." HLF British Legion's "Thank You" project highlighting the nation's gratitude to the generation who served in WWI. Protecting parks and green spaces in perpetuity is an innovative way to honour the memory of the World War I servicemen and also those, military and civilian, who played their part on the home- front to build a better life for the benefit of generations to come. To commemorate the centenary, Rigby Taylor has introduced a range of Euroflor Commemorate wildflower mixes (pictured), with each of the six new mixes having special meaning. Fields in Trust Heritage Lottery Fund and National Trust join forces to save our precious parks Hilary McGrady, Director- General of National Trust, said the organisation's 19th century foundations were based on the need to protect urban green space from development for everyone in the local community to enjoy. "Those founding principles remain as relevant today as public parks and green spaces are again under significant pressure, this time from budget cuts," she added. "That's why we are committed to offering our expertise and experience to help councils and communities to find long-term solutions which will not only safeguard their public green spaces, but allow them to thrive. "There's no one size fits all approach and different places will have different opportunities and challenges. "We look forward to working with ambitious local authorities to find a way to look after these wonderful places that bring millions of people together to enjoy nature, the outdoors and a sense of freedom."

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