Landscape & Amenity

July 2022

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Pages 6-7 Hard & Soft Landscaping & Street Furniture A focus on the urban environment Pages 8-11 Weed & Pest Control Solutions & services to tackle the problem Pages 12-14 Product News Latest industry news and views 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 2022 READER ENQUIRY 4 Special Feature Professional Groundscare Supplement Fields in Trust – the independent charity that has been protecting parks and green spaces for almost 100 years – has announced that its search for the UK's Favourite Parks is back this summer. The hugely popular campaign has returned for the first time since 2019 and will shine a light The search for nation's favourite parks returns for 2022 on the green spaces that hold a special place in our hearts. Having acted as sanctuary to so many over the past few years, Fields in Trust is bringing back the campaign to find the UK's Favourite Parks to ensure that they continue to be celebrated in a post-pandemic world. T h e c h a r i t y r e c e n t l y commissioned a study which found that almost half of us have visited local parks more often than we used to as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Coupled with research that has shown that access to nature was one of the main ways people have supported their mental health during lockdowns, Fields in Trust is determined that this year's campaign celebrates the spaces that we relied on. This year's UK's Favourite Parks campaign is made all-the-more important in light of the Fields in Trust's recently released annual Green Space Index report. The study – which analyses the provision and distribution of parks and green spaces in the UK – found that 2.8 million people live more than ten minutes' walk away from a green space. With only 6% of green space legally protected in Great Britain, the charity is concerned that this will only worsen in coming years if we do not appreciate and advocate for our local parks. Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, Helen Griffiths, commented on the campaign's return, saying: "There is no doubt that the importance of green spaces has been acutely felt recently, with people increasingly turning to their local parks to find a sense of tranquillity, space, and belonging since the pandemic began. When restrictions were at their highest, many sought sanctuary in their daily walk around the park; and when restrictions lifted to allow outdoor gatherings, the same parks became the backdrop for reunions with loved ones and new memories made. "At a time when things were so hard for so many, these places provided respite; now, through our UK's Favourite Parks campaign, we want to give people the chance to show their appreciation for the green spaces that were there for them." The UK's Favourite Parks was first awarded in 2015 and has already handed out the title to three parks from across the UK: inaugural winner, Telford Town Park; Rouken Glen Park in 2016; and Blackpool's Stanley Park in both 2017 and 2019. Helen Griffiths continues: "We are thrilled to be on the search once again for the UK's Favourite Parks and we have no doubt that we'll find some absolute gems along the way." Fields in Trust Enquiry 1 Zoe and Glen Penlington from Wales took the top spot amongst the UK's best logger sport athlete. Zoe won the first ever STIHL T I M B E R S P O R T S B r i t i s h Women's Championship and Glen was crowned the 2022 S T I H L T I M B E R S P O R T S British Pro Champion. Both events took place in front of a sell-out crowd at the Royal Three Counties Show in Malvern, where extreme sports fans watched the top male and f e m a l e T I M B E R S P O R T S athletes from all over Great Britain compete in a head- to-head race against time Brother and sister crowned STIHL TIMBERSPORTS champions across challenging disciplines. In addition, the STIHL T I M B E R S P O R T S B r i t i s h Rookie Championship also took place, with Jack Morris, also from Wales, claiming first place. STIHL Enquiry 2 S A L T E X i s e x c e e d i n g expectations with the number of exhibitors already booked for the 2022 show surpassing that of the 2021 show with five months to go until the event. Still riding high from the huge success of the 75th show, which led the way for the industry back into live events, Sarah Cunningham, director of commercial and events at t h e G r o u n d s M a n a g e m e n t Association, SALTEX event organisers, says: "Visitors will be in for a treat at SALTEX this year. Stand sales have already surpassed those of SALTEX 2022 sales smashed 2021 and we have a bigger and better floorplan designed for the 2022 show. "With 140 companies confirmed and us welcoming back so many exhibitors from previous years demonstrates the value these industry-leading companies place on attending SALTEX. "Plus, with five months until the show and so many active c o n v e r s a t i o n s w i t h n e w companies ongoing, we can guarantee that number will only increase." 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