Landscape & Amenity

November 2022

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Pages 6-7 Hard & Soft Landscaping New products and case studies Pages 8-9 Grass Seeds & Wildflowers Creating the right surfaces and displays Page 10 Product News The latest industry round-up 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 READER ENQUIRY 4 November 2022 Special Feature Professional Groundscare Supplement A new report 'Making Up Ground: the role of green i n f r a s t r u c t u r e i n u r b a n regeneration', published by charity Groundwork, calls for nature to be at the heart of plans to grow the economy and regenerate 'left behind' areas. The report argues that opportunities Bringing nature into towns and cities is essential to levelling up are being missed to deliver levelling up goals by investing in green infrastructure – parks, greenspaces and urban nature. The analysis found that: less than 5% of funding for regeneration through the government's Levelling Up initiatives has been used to support green infrastructure; and less than a quarter of funding distributed to local authority areas through the Levelling Up Fund has gone to the half of areas with the worst access to green space, suggesting it is not reaching places where investment in green infrastructure is most needed. The report highlights the wealth of evidence showing that investment in nature improves the quality of life for local people as well as the environment. The benefits of investing in green infrastructure include: Boosting the economy through the creation of green jobs and increased footfall in and around green spaces, bringing additional revenue for local b u s i n e s s e s a n d c r e a t i n g more attractive settings for investment. Tackling climate change and protecting the environment with green infrastructure helping to mitigate the impact of extreme weather events, which are likely to become an increased risk and cost for homeowners and businesses. Improved health and wellbeing, both physical and mental, through regular access to the outdoors and through the reduction of air pollution. Bringing communities and people together with community activities in shared green spaces promoting social cohesion and volunteering. Graham Duxbury, Groundwork's UK Chief Executive, said: "The Government appears to be holding firm on its pledge to level up the country, but there is significant concern about its commitment to protect nature as it seeks to deregulate and grow the economy. "Prioritising green infrastructure in new developments and ensuring more people have access to the health and economic benefits green spaces bring will send a clear signal that growth needn't cost the earth and that the needs of communities will be at the heart of decision-making." Groundwork has worked in communities for over forty years on projects that show then wide- ranging benefits of bringing people and the nature together. Groundwork Enquiry 1 The rise of battery-powered machinery has impressed Richard Dexter, Head of Grounds and Gardens at Oakham School. Sport has always been an essential part of Oakham School life and it has an enviable reputation for excellent coaching and mentoring in a variety of sports. Equally impressive and highly regarded are the sports facilities and stunning grounds which equate to just over 75 acres. Richard and his team decided on two mowers from the E-Series range – the Dennis ES-860 and the Dennis ES-510. Users of the Dennis G860 cylinder mower will no doubt see familiarities in the new ES-860. This 34" battery powered turf management Dennis E-Series excites at Oakham system delivers maximum versatility and the range of 13 interchangeable cassette options provide a solution to many day- to-day maintenance tasks. This ES-510 is based on the Dennis FT510. With a choice of Eleven projects have been awarded a share of £15.6million National Lottery funding to support nature's recovery. Since 1994, The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded over £1.8billion to more than 4,200 land and nature projects across the UK. This latest round of 11 projects will protect nature and inspire communities to play a vital role in securing a thriving future for our natural world. After a dry summer when scientists emphasised the impact the climate emergency has had on the UK's waterways, five new projects will rejuvenate Millions for natural heritage rivers, lakes and wetlands. Drew Bennellick, Head of Land and Nature Policy at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: "Thriving, healthy and connected natural heritage is essential to all our futures and is our best defence in addressing the impacts of climate change on all forms of heritage. "We are keen to support projects of all sizes that support nature's recovery, deliver nature-based solutions to address the climate crisis and help people reconnect to nature." Heritage Lottery Fund Enquiry 3 12 interchangeable cassettes, the ES-510 is capable of scarifying down to -10mm. Ideal for fine turf it has the power to cut 10km on a single charge. Dennis Enquiry 2 -- 01480 401512 Run Ahead of the Pack and Choose K I O T I C o m p a c t T r a c t o r s | U t i l i t y V e h i c l e s | Z e r o T u r n M o w e r s See us at S A L T E X S t a n d K030

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