Landscape & Amenity

June 2018

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Sweepers, Collectors, Blowers & Vacs 2 and 4-wheel tractors Machinery, Plant & Vehicles Product spotlight on maintenance equipment Page 19-22 Jane Carley highlights this important market Page 23-26 New innovations and the latest case studies Page 27-30 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 June 2018 Special Feature Play & Activity supplement New research from Fields in Trust demonstrate that parks and green spaces across the United Kingdom provide people with over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits. The report comes as the Fields in Trust launches a new five- year strategy Green Spaces for Good - including a foreword from the charity's President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who sets out the strategic focus on protecting parks and green spaces for future generations to enjoy. The new strategic approach is underpinned by research evidence; Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces aims to change perceptions by establishing a baseline for the value that parks and green spaces contribute to health and wellbeing rather than simply being judged by what they cost to maintain. The £34 billion of wellbeing benefits are a result of people enjoying greater life satisfaction including both improved physical and mental health, directly as a result of using regularly using parks and green spaces. Compiled using HM Treasury approved research methodology, Revaluing Parks and Green The original Ribbon range was introduced several years ago, offering simple stylish seating TigerMulch is the original Mulch playground safety surface. Tested to, and exceeding the highest of national and european standards, BSEN1177, BS7188 and EN12616. Created in 2002 TigerMulch manufacturers pride themselves in being the original surface that Furnitubes launch new Ribbon XL range The original mulch surface Spaces demonstrates National Health Service savings of at least £111 million per year. This figure is based solely on prevented GP visits and doesn't include savings from non-referrals for treatment or prescriptions - meaning the actual savings to the taxpayer will be significantly higher. The report also calculates that parks provide a total economic value to each person in the UK of just over £30 per year. The value of parks and green spaces is higher for individuals from lower socio-economic groups and also from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. This means that any loss of parks and green spaces w i l l d i s p r o p o r t i o n a t e l y impact disadvantaged and underrepresented communities, precisely those who value them the most. Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, said: "This report clearly demonstrates the economic and wellbeing benefits that parks and green spaces bring to people across the UK. At a time when parks and green spaces are under threat this is valuable evidence that the loss of green space is hugely damaging to people's welfare. in many different forms, and all at very affordable prices. F o l l o w i n g i t s p o p u l a r i t y still today performs way above market competitors. Available in a range of single colours and colour blends. Check out what other innovative product the manufactures of TigerMulch produce on page 18 Star Rubber "The research also confirms that any decision by a public body to remove a park or green space is completely short- sighted – and will in fact likely cost more money than is saved. In health alone parks and green spaces saved the NHS at least since, Furnitubes has now expanded the range to include XL versions of the products, with an even wider choice of options including benches, seats and a new recliner - a high-back twin seat for more laid-back seating situations. The Ribbon XL range offers t h e s p e c i f i e r c o o r d i n a t e d s e a t i n g d e s i g n s s u i t a b l e for a variety of schemes, all appropriately styled for prestigious new developments yet economic enough for everyday sites. Furnitubes UK parks and green spaces generate over £34bn of benefits £111 million per year through prevented GP visits - enough to pay for more than 3,500 nurses. "The evidence is now clear: green spaces are good, they do good and they need to be protected for good. That's why as part of our new strategy Fields in Trust is committing itself to protecting more green spaces, so that people up and down our country, both now and in the future, can continue to benefit from them." Fields in Trust For more information on our full range – or a no obligation demonstration call 01332 824777 or visit or Unrivalled performance and impressive versatility For more information on our full range – or a no obligation demonstration call 01332 824777 or visit or Dennis G860 Sisis Auto-Rotorake Mk5 PROUDLY BRITISH

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