Landscape & Amenity

October 2019

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Water Management Latest product innovations Pages 12-14 ATVs, UTVs & Work Trucks The vehicles you need Page 36 Pages 37-38 Machinery, Plant & Vehicles New case studies & launches 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 October 2019 Special Feature SALTEX 2019 PREVIEW Innovation to be key feature of SALTEX 2019 SALTEX 2019 will be staged at NEC Birmingham on October 30 and 31 with a large number of exhibitors planning to unveil an impressive array of new products and services. As well as a series of official launches during the two days, the event will also see a new Eco Village showcasing cutting- edge sustainable technology. Major manufacturers such MTD INFINICUT, Allett, Overton, Husqvarna, STIHL, Sherriff Amenity, Avant Tecno BALI rewards 91 companies in annual celebration Nation's favourite park named by Fields in Trust Out of 145 entries submitted in 2019, 91 National Landscape Awards have been bestowed on 63 members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), with several members winning an Award in multiple categories. Since the event was brought b a c k i n - h o u s e i n 2 0 1 8 , numerous records have been achieved including the most entries received in the past 10 years as well as the highest number of entries from first-time entrants at 51, 35% of the total entries and an incredible record of 34 International entries. Notable wins include five Awards for Registered Contractors Nurture Landscapes, four Awards for Garden Club London and three Awards for Rosemary Coldstream MBALI of Rosemary Coldstream Garden Design. Registered Contractor Sky Garden, who recently joined BALI also took home an Award for its scheme 'One Bayshill Road' in the 'Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - Under £500K' category whilst Bridgman & Bridgman, another new member, won an Award for its roof garden at IKEA Greenwich. The BALI National Landscape Awards' expert Adjudication Panel, led by John Melmoe was joined by BALI Chief E x e c u t i v e W a y n e G r i l l s , Operations Manager Kirsty Wood and Events Project Manager Leah Brookes for a three-day deliberation marathon in late August where each of the 145 entries were scrutinised. and Fleet Line Markers all highlighting significant new product advancements. Visitors can also refer to the show guide to browse through all of the products currently being considered for the SALTEX 2019 Innovation of the Year Award. From robotics to hybrid mowers, ground printers to state-of-the-art irrigation, grow lights to line trimmers – visitors can pin-point the products they want to see and then make their way to the relevant exhibitor stand. TSP Media and the team from Landscape & Amenity Product Update will also be exhibiting at SALTEX 2019 – stand C065. This month we also have a full preview of the event in a special supplement. IOG Fields in Trust's search to find the nation's favourite park has declared Stanley Park in Blackpool as the UK's Best Park 2019 following a public vote. The UK's Best Park is organised by green space charity Fields in Trust who, for over 90 years, have legally protected parks and green spaces ensuring they will always be available for future generations to enjoy. A record 364 nominations were received for the UK's Best Park 2019. Those nominations were supported by visitors, communities, Friends of Parks groups, and local authority landowners. An unprecedented total of 36,832 votes were cast for parks and green spaces across the UK. Stanley Park in Blackpool topped the poll, in its nomination it was described as "… a beautiful, tranquil place away from the hustle and bustle of the Blackpool seafront". The "great volunteers and staff who keep it in tip top condition" were also recognised in the online nomination. Stanley Park triumphed over the other Home Nation winners shortlisted for UK's best park: • Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim, Northern Ireland. • Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. • Pittencrieff Park Dunfermline, Scotland. In addition, 73 parks and green spaces have achieved "Much Loved" status, having been placed in the top 20% of all UK's Best Park 2019 nominations throughout the UK. The "Much Loved" status recognises the support of local people who regularly use and love these parks and green spaces. The UK's Best Park Award recognises the role that parks play in our communities, supporting mental and physical health and providing a space for communities to connect. Recently Fields in Trust published the Green Space Index a new barometer of parks provision which revealed that over 2.6 million people across Great Britain live more than ten-minutes' walk from a park or green space. With public sector cuts leading to pressure on parks and green spaces, there is the risk that a lack of legal protection could lead to more spaces being sold off or developed. Fields in Trust Fields in Trust is concerned that many parks and green spaces are under threat and are at risk of being lost to development or a cycle of decline and disappearance. F i e l d s i n T r u s t C h i e f Executive, Helen Griffiths said: "We received a record number of 364 nominations for local parks and green spaces across the UK - each one setting out what is special about their own green space. "Public support has been unprecedented with 36,800 votes cast demonstrating that people really do love their local park. "Parks are important places where we all go to play, enjoy sport, relax in natural surroundings and connect with our neighbours. Fields in Trust is committed to protecting these vital parts of the UK's community infrastructure for future generations to enjoy." "Looking at the results this year, it's clear our members are some of the world's most talented, highly skilled landscape professionals, with projects that continue to set the benchmark in quality standards," said Wayne Grills. "Using cutting-edge technology and incorporating state-of-the- art materials helps to define these schemes and sets them on pedestals that are in a league of their own. " M e m b e r s h a v e a l s o demonstrated ways they have invested heavily in training and attaining industry-recognised accreditations, an exemplary achievement considering budget restraints and fluid economic market conditions." BALI Transform outdoor spaces quickly and effi ciently with Levato MONO Porcelain paver system Surface 360 (formerly The Deck Tile Co) Nr Reading, Berkshire | | | 0118 391 4120

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