Landscape & Amenity

July 2018

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Street Furniture & Pedestrianisation Weed & Pest Control Machinery, Plant & Vehicles A look at the urban environment Page 11-12 The solutions and the regulations you need to know Page 13-16 Latest news and product information Page 37-38 Product News EMAIL: news@landscapeandamenity.com 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 July 2018 Special Feature Professional Groundscare supplement CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! 0% FINANCE AVAILABLE* RANGER DIESEL HD *Ɨ Subject to terms and conditions and credit approval. Finance available for new Polaris Utility ATVs, UTVs, Sport and Leisure excluding Youth. Finance offer ends 31st December 2018. Please contact your local Polaris dealer for details. • 2 years 0% finance available with 2 + 22 monthly payments on 80% of retail price* • 2 year warranty Ɨ • Datatag "CESAR" security fi tted as standard • Premium roof and poly rear panel cab components included in price FROM £12,299 EX VAT www.polaris-britain.com Stourhead location courtesy of the National Trust Vehicle shown with optional accessories A coalition of national organisations call on political leaders to save the UK's parks. The Charter for Parks, calls on Prime Minister Theresa May and First Ministers Nicola Sturgeon, Carwyn Jones and Arlene Foster, to reverse the decline of local parks across their nations. The Charter calls on the UK's four political leaders to: • Endorse a legal duty for all public green space to be managed to a good standard. • Ensure adequate long- term resources for ongoing maintenance, management and improvements. • Recognise the right of every citizen to have access within walking distance to a good quality public green space. • Celebrate the central role well-run parks play in our neighbourhoods for all sections of our communities. • Embed effective protection f r o m i n a p p r o p r i a t e development or use, or loss of any part of our parks. • Encourage and enable community involvement The new AS 1040 Yak 4WD ride-on flail mower from AS Motor combines the cutting performance of a flail mower with the climbing ability and comfort of an AS 4WD ride-on mower. The professional AS 1040 Yak mulches dense growth on demanding terrain and is available in the UK from PSD Groundscare. At just 335kg, the AS 1040 Yak 4WD's compact design provides stability on slopes and difficult terrain, while flail mowing technology delivers incredible cutting force and clean mowing results at high work rates. An asymmetrically-placed flail mower deck allows flush, close-to-the- edge mowing with particular Event organisers have announced that visitor registration for SALTEX 2018 is now officially open at www.iogsaltex.com. SALTEX 2018 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 31 October and 1 November and visitors can now register their attendance for free via the newly- designed website. The new website has been built to provide the ultimate u s e r - f r i e n d l y e x p e r i e n c e with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing both visitors and exhibitors to access all the information they need in preparation for SALTEX 2018. New ride-on flail mower from AS Motor SALTEX 2018 visitor registration now open and empowerment of local people and park users. The coalition of organisations behind this charter include The National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces and Keep Britain Tidy along with Greenspace Scotland, Fields in Trust, Friends of the Earth, Llais y Goedwig (the voice of community woodlands in Wales), The Parks Alliance, The Parks Agency, The Gardens Trust, Unison, and 38 Degrees. Dave Morris, Chair of the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces, said: "Time is running out for local parks across the UK. Continuous budget cuts to staffing and maintenance are leaving them vulnerable to neglect and deterioration, or even sell offs. Many people think local councils are legally responsible for maintaining local parks and open spaces but unfortunately, unlike waste collection, that's not the case yet." "Our Parks Charter calls on the leaders of all four home nations to take action to ensure these essential and highly-popular ease. The low centre of gravity and optimal weight distribution characteristic of AS ride-on mowers qualify the AS 1040 Yak 4WD for use on steep terrain. Permanent 4WD and aggressive tread tyres provide excellent traction while pendulum bearing support on the front axle ensures continuous ground contact. A robust flail mower deck reliably shreds growth up to 1.5 metres high to a fine mulch. The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) 10th annual Industry Awards celebration will also take place on October 31. IOG public resources are properly funded, managed, maintained, and protected for current and future generations." "As the voice of the movement of more than 6,000 local Friends of Parks Groups throughout the UK we recognise the immense contribution that these community volunteers are playing. Now it's time for government to show an equal commitment to act. The public will not forgive political leaders who let the sun set on the UK's parks." Equipped with a 4-stroke overhead valve (OHV) engine from Briggs & Stratton and a 100cm cutting width, the AS 1040 Yak 4WD achieves work rates reaching 6,800m 2 h. Cutting height can be adjusted to seven levels from 30-110mm and the mower reaches a speed of 6.8km/h in forward gear and 6.3km/h in reverse. PSD Groundscare Coalition of heavyweights calls on main political parties to support parks Allison Ogden-Newton, Chief Executive of Keep Britain Tidy said: "As the operators of the national standard for parks and green spaces – the Green Flag Award – we know how important the provision of these quality spaces is to local communities, and we welcome this charter." Rishi Sunak, the minister for Parks and Green Spaces said: "I am fully committed to working together with the many organisations, voluntary bodies and local communities who dedicate their own time to support the sustainability of our much valued parks and green spaces. "While there are many challenges ahead, I am excited by the work the Parks Action Group is undertaking to identify positive solutions, so we can continue to provide safe and inclusive green spaces for our diverse communities to enjoy." Green Flag Awards

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