Landscape & Amenity

August 2022

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Pages 8-9 Compact Tractors The versatile and powerful models boosting the industry Pages 14-15 Ride-on Mowers Spotlight on the technology shaping the new machines Pages 16-19 Hard & Soft Landscaping A product round-up and latest news 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 August 2022 READER ENQUIRY 4 Special Feature Play & Activity A record number of parks and green spaces across the UK reached the high standards required for a coveted Green Flag Award in 2022. The scheme is celebrating as 2208 parks – the largest number since the scheme began 26 years Records broken as Green Flag Award names top parks in 2022 ago – are proudly preparing to raise their flags. The Green Flag Award, the international quality mark for parks and green spaces, has seen successful submissions from local authorities and other land managers across the country for a range of sites, from world-famous city parks to unique green spaces. Never before has the value of free to access parks and green spaces been more important, with parks continuing to provide a sanctuary for communities to engage with nature, improve their physical and mental health, play and come together. The announcement comes as new research carried out by YouGov for Keep Britain Tidy revealed: • 84% of dog walkers in Great Britain said going to the park made them more relaxed, while 86% said it made them happier. • 88% of parents of children aged four to 11 said going to the park makes their child happier, and 65% said it made their child calmer. • 22% of parents said a park that feels safe was the main thing they looked for when choosing where to visit • 61% of parents said the reason they took their child or children to the park is because it is free. Keep Britain Tidy's Chief Executive, Allison Ogden- Newton OBE said: "Parks are an essential part of our green infrastructure, playing a key role in our environmental sustainability. They are often the beating heart of a community, providing countless benefits to people and wildlife. Importantly, they provide a green haven for everybody to enjoy, regardless of their age, social status or ability to pay for access. "It's clear from our research that for quality green spaces to meaningfully contribute to our health and wellbeing, they must be universally accessible and fit for purpose. "The Green Flag Award is a vital component in ensuring the continuing quality of our parks and green spaces, making sure they are managed to the highest standards and are safe and accessible. "The news that a record number have achieved the Green Flag Award standard is testament to the hard work of staff and volunteers who look after these national assets." 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Andrea McMahon, GMA director of communications, comments: "The event at Birmingham NEC always attracts interest from the LAPU is an official media partner for SALTEX 2022 media due to so many of the industry's leading brands and companies attending as well as the most influential, established, and emerging talent from the industry. "The trade media has long supported SALTEX and with this year's show already exceeding 2019's July figures in terms of confirmed exhibitors, visitor registrations and floor space booked, this year's show looks set to be one of the most successful yet. We are delighted to announce this year's official media partners for SALTEX 2022 and are grateful for their continued support. Working with the media – especially those of the calibre of our official partners – ensures that we can keep industry colleagues up to date with the latest on what to expect at this year's show. We look forward to welcoming them to the NEC in November." SALTEX Enquiry 2 Green space management charity, the Land Trust has announced the appointment of Alan Carter as its new Chief Executive Officer. Alan previously held the position of Director of Operations at the Land Trust and has worked for the organisation for 12 years. Prior to joining the Land Trust Alan, who is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, spent 13 years at British Waterways (now the Canal and River Trust) as Business Development Manager.Former CEO and founder of the Land Trust, Euan Land Trust appoints Alan Carter as new CEO Hall announced his retirement earlier this year following 18 years leading the charity since it was established in 2004. Alan Carter, CEO at the Land Trust commented: "I am delighted t o h a v e b e e n a p p o i n t e d CEO and I am excited about working with our partners as the organisation continues to grow. "The Land Trust has such strong foundations and we can continue to develop our offering and ensure our charitable objectives are delivered across all of our sites." Land Trust Enquiry 3

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