Landscape & Amenity

December - Jan 2022

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Product News EMAIL: news@landscapeandamenity.com Product News EMAIL: news@landscapeandamenity.com 1 Page 10 Play & Activity New innovations and facilities Page 11 BTME Preview A look ahead to Harrogate in March Page 12 Hard & Soft Landscaping The latest news and case studies 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 December/ January 2022 READER ENQUIRY 4 After a year's absence, SALTEX roared back into life and celebrated a very memorable 75th anniversary. Put back a year due to the pandemic, the buzz was certainly back on the show floor as SALTEX 2021 reunited the industry and brought together almost 7,500 attendees across two days. G e o f f W e b b , G r o u n d s Management Association (GMA) CEO, reflected on what may well have been the most meaningful SALTEX yet. M i l l i o n s o f f l o w e r s w i l l encircle the Tower of London next summer to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, thanks to a major collaboration between Historic Royal Palaces and Professor Nigel Dunnett, it has been announced. The 'Superbloom' project will see 20 million carefully selected seeds sown in the Tower's moat, creating a vibrant sea of continuously evolving flowers from June to September 2022. Professor Nigel Dunnett from the University of Sheffield's D e p a r t m e n t o f L a n d s c a p e Architecture has designed the unique seed mixes. ' S u p e r b l o o m ' f o l l o w s t h e s u c c e s s f u l ' P o p p i e s ' a n d Green space charity Fields in Trust is urging everyone to get behind its ParkXtinction campaign which aims to protect those parks that are currently endangered, before it's too late and they are lost to building development, forever. Research from Fields in Trust finds that Britain's parks and green spaces capture 402,000 tonnes of carbon annually, the equivalent of taking 320,565 cars off the road every single year. Fields in Trust President, The Duke of Cambridge, launched the charity's Green Space Index of Parks provision back in May 2021. The Green Space Index is Fields in Trust's annual barometer of publicly accessible park and green space provision. Tower of London 'Superbloom' for Jubilee Ninety-four per cent of green spaces and parks on endangered list Through the Green Space Index, Fields in Trust is taking stock of the nation's quantity of local parks and green spaces and providing analysis on their impact. The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has identified that the total proportion of urban green space in England declined between 2001 and 2018 from 63% to 55% of urban areas.The most recent CCC report to Government recommends that an urban greenspace target should be introduced by 2022 to reverse this decline and ensure towns and cities are more climate resilient. Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive, Fields in Trust said: "Local response to climate action is crucial, and parks can play an important role in creating a greener and fairer economy. "They can help tackle health and opportunity inequalities among communities and we must, without question, commit to preserving the green lungs of our towns and cities. This all sits within the powers of our local leaders, and this is an opportunity now to change the way we think about the contribution local green spaces make to our health, our wellbeing, our environment, and ultimately our futures. These parks and green spaces are under threat today, from financial and development pressures and it is up to all of us to stem this cycle of disappearance and decline. Our children and grandchildren deserve to have the same green space opportunities that we did, so we need to act today before it's too late." Fields in Trust Enquiry 1 ' F l a m e s ' i n s t a l l a t i o n s i n 2 0 1 4 a n d 2 0 1 8 , w h i c h commemorated the Centenary of the First World War. T h e p r o j e c t , w h i c h w a s conceived by Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) – the charity "On behalf of all of us at the GMA we really want to extend our thanks to all our exhibitors and visitors that have showed their support for SALTEX this year. It has been a turbulent period for us all and we are delighted that we got the opportunity to celebrate the 75th edition with so many of you. I believe SALTEX 2021 has brought hope for the future and has showcased what our industry is capable of overcoming." SALTEX Enquiry 3 which cares for the Tower of London – and involves landscape architects Grant Associates, has been in the planning for several years. University of Sheffield Enquiry 2 King Feeders UK www.ecogreencomposting.co.uk Eco Green Composting Equipment Innovative Technology 01260 223 273 SALTEX is back in style Special Feature Professional Groundscare Supplement

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