Landscape & Amenity

July 2019

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Street Furniture & Pedestrianisation Spotlight on the urban environment Page 11 Weed & Pest Control The latest solutions and case studies Pages 13-14 Pages 29-30 Top Dressers & Spreaders Machinery for preparing quality turf 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 2019 Special Feature Professional Groundscare Supplement A multi-million pound initiative to secure the future of the UK's urban parks and green spaces has been launched by the National Trust and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with support from the government. Eight urban areas are joining f o r c e s i n a p i o n e e r i n g programme designed to find sustainable ways to manage and fund parks and open spaces across entire towns and cities. All winning bids demonstrated four key themes: making green spaces central to everyday community life; giving the public a bigger role in how they are managed; ensuring they contribute more to the public's mental and physical health; and transforming the way they are funded to secure their futures. Hilary McGrady, the National Trust's Director General, said: "We need to give parks a reboot and start thinking about them as essential elements of our communities in the same way we think about housing or transport. "What these eight places a c h i e v e w i l l h e l p g u i d e h o w o t h e r c o u n c i l s a n d communities can really make a difference to securing the future of their parks too." Ros Kerslake, The National Lottery Heritage Fund's CEO, said our urban parks and green spaces are essential to the health and well-being of the nation and yet in some areas they are facing a very insecure future. "Future Parks isn't simply patching-up a few problem parks," added Ros Kerslake. "It is enabling local authorities and communities to take a longer-term, strategic approach to managing, funding and maintaining them, so future generations will be able to enjoy their many benefits in hundreds of years from now. "Developing strategic approaches and championing innovation are key elements of our new five- year funding strategy. Future Parks allows us to maximise our resources and to work with key partners to accelerate progress and share learning." Alongside the £5m from The National Lottery Heritage John Deere signs exclusive partnership Wentworth Club and John Deere Limited have announced a new, exclusive partnership for the supply of golf course maintenance equipment to the world-famous West, East and Edinburgh Championship Courses at Virginia Water in Surrey, from spring 2019. Wentworth Club has been the host venue since 1984 for the PGA Championship tournament, which is regarded as the flagship event on the European Tour. The 2019 BMW PGA Championship is being held on the West Course from September 19 to 22, with John Deere and its supplying dealer Farol Ltd providing additional technical and equipment support. The new course maintenance fleet consists of over 140 machines including mowers for tees, surrounds and approaches, fairways, greens and rough, The eight places, covering a population of five million people, were chosen in a UK- wide national competition, and selected for their ambitious and creative plans to put green spaces right at the heart of local communities. They are: • Birmingham; • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole; • Bristol; • Cambridgeshire (county-wide, covering seven council areas); • Edinburgh; • Islington and Camden; • Nottingham; • Plymouth New mower puts ISEKI out in front Towns and cities are chosen for £11m initiative to save green spaces I S E K I U K & I r e l a n d , distributors of ISEKI compact t r a c t o r s a n d m o w e r s a r e excited to announce the launch of a new out-front mower for the ISEKI range. The new ISEKI 60" (1525 mm) outfront rotary deck with three blades ensures that no grass is left uncut even when undertaking tight turns. The cutting height can be a d j u s t e d f r o m 2 5 m m t o 125mm (1-5") in 12.5mm (0.5") increments as required. A mulching kit is available to order if required. Operators are well catered for with a spacious, comfortable platform, ergonomic controls and excellent visibility. The steering column is easily adjusted to suit the operator. • Further details on the launch on page 8. ISEKI as well as compact and utility tractors, Gator utility vehicles and the latest state of the art GPS PrecisionSprayers. " T h e w o r l d o f c o u r s e management and greenkeeping is changing fast and John Deere is at the forefront of these developments," said Carlos Aragones, John Deere's Turf & Golf Sales & Marketing Manager for Europe, CIS, North Africa and the Near & Middle East. Transform outdoor spaces quickly and effi ciently with Levato MONO Porcelain paver system Surface 360 (formerly The Deck Tile Co) Nr Reading, Berkshire | info@surface360.co.uk | www.surface360.co.uk | 0118 391 4120 "John Deere equipment helps to maintain many of the world's greatest golf courses, and we are honoured to now include Wentworth Club in that prestigious company. We look forward to building a long and productive partnership with the Wentworth team, and to the Club becoming one of our leading strategic partners in the golf industry across Europe and beyond." John Deere F u n d , i n F e b r u a r y t h e Government announced it was handing Future Parks £1.2m from an overall £13m dedicated to green spaces. HLF

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