Landscape & Amenity

October 2018

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Street Furniture & Pedestrianisation Exploring the urban environment. Page 13-14 ATV, UTV & Work Trucks The expanding market in the spotlight Page 38-39 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 2018 Special Feature SALTEX 2018 Preview inside Machinery, Plant & Vehicles The latest product launches and news Page 41-42 Four UK parks are set to benefi t from £100,000 of investment which will encourage local people to get active in their local park. Capital grants from The London Marathon Charitable Trust have been awarded through the Active Spaces programme delivered in partnership with Fields in Trust. The four recipients of a capital award of £25,000 each are People's Park in Ballymena, Mid and East Antrim; Halewood Park in Knowsley, Merseyside; West Pilton Park in Edinburgh and Gelligaled Park in Rhonda Cynon Taf. Each award will enhance a vibrant green space to encourage good health and physical activity. Well-designed and well- maintained, accessible green space can have a positive impact on public health. Recent research by Fields in Trust demonstrates the significant health and wellbeing benefi ts for those who visit parks and green spaces regularly. An estimated £111M per year is saved by the NHS immediately, just from prevented GP visits alone. Encouraging GreenMech has used APF 2018 to launch their next generation SURE- Trak System (Patent Pending). Ever since its introduction in 2002, the SAFE-Trak19-28 woodchipper has become an indispensable tool for operators traversing embankments or working on uneven ground. And 2018 will see further improvements to its stability and performance, thereby broadening the 19-28's usage profi le. For occasions where operators encounter either uncomfortable ground undulations, or where levels differ signifi cantly between the two tracks, GreenMech's new SURE-Trak System option for the SAFE-Trak 19-28 ensures that both challenges can be safely overcome. The independent SALTEX event organisers have revealed details about this year's all-encompassing education programme – Learning LIVE. The CPD-accredited seminars are free to attend and registration is now open for all sessions that are due to take place in four purpose- built seminar theatres on the SALTEX show fl oor in Halls 6, 7 and 8 at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 01 November. Last year's Learning LIVE programme was the biggest one yet and featured more than 100 industry experts who took to the stage to address a variety of topical issues and highlight best practice case studies within the turf care industry – and feedback GreenMech launch next-gen SURE- Trak System Learning LIVE educational sessions set for SALTEX 2018 those who do not currently use parks regularly to do so could save further health expenditure. Learning from these insights, the Active Spaces programme is supporting physical activity projects to inspire the most inactive communities to get active and use their local outdoor spaces. The programme also offers each site £5,000 to help initiate community participation in sports and physical activities on local parks and green spaces across the UK. Four £25,000 capital grants, one in each home nation, will also allow substantial improvements to parks and green spaces which have been protected. Active Spaces is the fi rst UK- wide funding programme from The London Marathon Charitable Trust which makes grants to projects that encourage people to get active. The funding comes from the surplus generated by the iconic mass participation events organised by London Marathon Events Ltd. Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, Helen Griffiths, said: pivoting track assemblies allow each track to maintain contact with the ground while following the contours, to provide a surer footprint and improved stability. Furthermore, the patent-pending pivoting track System allows safe traversing of even steeper slopes in excess of 35 degrees. Its assistance in keeping the body gathered from seminar delegates has helped organisers to create an even better line up of speakers and learning opportunities to suit the needs of all SALTEX visitors at this year's event. • For more information on the education programme and for a full preview of SALTEX 2018 go to pages 15-37 SALTEX "We know that parks and green spaces contribute to health and wellbeing; people enjoy greater life satisfaction including both improved physical and mental health, directly as a result of regularly using parks and green spaces. We congratulate each of the recipients on their award which will contribute to happier and healthier local communities able to enjoy their parks in perpetuity." Fields in Trust Parks protected in perpetuity to support active communities of the machine level also protects the engine by keeping it within its approved manufacturer tilt levels. The SURE-Trak System provides the extra level of adjustment above normal tolerance, to ensure the safety of the operator, crew and machine in the most challenging of conditions. GreenMech • P e o p l e ' s P a r k i n Ballymena, Mid and East Antrim will improve already popular walking trails within the park and create a trim trail, with the addition of outdoor fi tness equipment, manufactured from natural timber, to ensure Peoples Park retains its scenic environment along the paths and trails amongst the most beautiful areas of the park. • West Pilton Park: Edinburgh City Council will be installing an outdoor gym in this park to the north of the Scottish capital. The new gym will provide a focus for physical activity in the park enabling groups to meet for exercise in their own time and at no cost. • Gelligaled Park: Rhonda Cynon Taf County Borough Council in South Wales are undertaking extensive park improvements to encourage greater informal sport and active recreation including a 'Learn and Burn' trail; walking/ running routes; bike trails; a family fun area and a wellness zone. • Halewood Park: Knowsley Council on Merseyside are initiating a total redevelopment of this well-used park including n e w c y c l e / w a l k i n g / exercise route, seating, safe woodland areas and diversifying wildlife habitats and creating an accessible entrance way. The project will enhance a vibrant green space which will encourage good health and physical activity. The four recipients of capital awards are: MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1962 LAPU1018. Wessex International is a trading name of Wessex International Machinery. TRY IT FOR YOURSELF! 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