November 19, 2017

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Construction company backs woodland restoration -

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence -

Friday, November 17, 2017

8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Northern Design Awards – Barnes Walker reaches prestigious finals -

Friday, November 17, 2017

BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lee Bestall finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential revealed -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Funding boost for Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’ site -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Landscape protection confirmed for Cornwall’s rare species -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister for London welcomes £1.4 billion Croydon redevelopment -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Green-tech launches new anchoring system at Futurescape 2017 -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Makita’s new factory service centre & training academy in Glasgow has a national role -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lister Wilder Ltd announced as this year’s biggest UK ‘MOW-team’ -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Oman Botanic Garden revealed -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Capel Manor College wins key horticulture apprenticeship contract -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time running out to effectively transpose EU Environmental Acquis into UK Law -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Save up to £2775 and 50% of the cost of a battery with Pellenc -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • Construction company backs woodland restoration

    Construction firm Bowmer and Kirkland (B&K) is investing in woodland restoration around the Yorkshire Dales thanks to a new partnership with local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT). Young native trees will be planted across the region, helping to create new broadleaf woodlands that will grow to provide important wildlife habitats and places for people to enjoy, as well as helping to absorb carbon dioxide, mitigate flooding and bring a range of other benefits. As a Considerate Constructors Scheme Partner, B&K continually strives for the highest standards in health and safety, as well as seeking to protect the environment and…

  • Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier

    From 1 to 12 December Hillier will be giving away a vast array of fantastic prizes during its ’12 Giveaways of Christmas’. The competition will be available on the Hillier Garden Centres Facebook page with a daily prize giveaway taking place. Prizes include £500 worth of Woodlodge pots vouchers, £300 worth of Gisela Graham vouchers to spend on exquisite Christmas decorations, joint memberships for Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, hampers, a case of Laithwaite’s wine and a whole host of gardening goodies from bird baths to secateurs, kneelers and gloves. The ’12 Giveaways of Christmas’ is part of the Hillier Christmas…

  • A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden

    By Trianna Angele, City of Trees This National Tree Week (25th November – 3rd December) leading environmental charity City of Trees will uncover Manchester’s hidden heritage – exploring the treasures of the city’s botanical past. If you have ever taken a trip past Manchester United’s football ground or driven between Salford and Old Trafford along Chester Road you may well have seen a striking white archway – seemingly a gateway to nowhere. This puzzling grade II listed gateway currently sits quietly alongside a busy multi-lane roundabout known as White City Circle and non-descript shopping complex; White City Retail Park. The…

  • Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence

    The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership (LP), a five-year Heritage Lottery funded scheme aimed at engaging people with the historic, natural and cultural landscapes of the area, is seeking to appoint a consultant to undertake an archaeological and historic landscape survey for Win Green Hill, Fontmell and Melbury Downs. The aim of the research is to examine the available documentary (and fieldwork) evidence to create a detailed chronological report of the development of the landscape and, based on this, to make recommendations to enhance conservation and interpretation of the historic environment. The research must try to determine the…

  • 8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield

    The first trees have been planted to mark the start of the city’s tree planting season. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy attended the ceremony held in Burngreave. Over 8,000 large and small trees will be planted from now until March 2018. Scouts from the 76th Sheffield St Peter’s Ellesmere Scout Troop planted the first large tree, known as a heavy standard, in a small grassed area opposite St Peter’s Church. Smaller trees were planted near to the scout headquarters on Grimesthorpe Road. The bigger trees will be planted following requests from the public and to replace those removed from…

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Construction company backs woodland restoration

Nov 19, 2017

Construction firm Bowmer and Kirkland (B&K) is investing in woodland restoration around the Yorkshire Dales thanks to a new partnership with local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT). Young native trees will be planted across the region, helping to create new broadleaf woodlands that will grow to provide important wildlife habitats and places for people to enjoy, as well as helping to absorb carbon dioxide, mitigate flooding and bring a range of other benefits. As a Considerate Constructors Scheme Partner, B&K continually strives for the highest standards in health and safety, as well as seeking to protect the environment and…

Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier

Nov 18, 2017

From 1 to 12 December Hillier will be giving away a vast array of fantastic prizes during its ’12 Giveaways of Christmas’. The competition will be available on the Hillier Garden Centres Facebook page with a daily prize giveaway taking place. Prizes include £500 worth of Woodlodge pots vouchers, £300 worth of Gisela Graham vouchers to spend on exquisite Christmas decorations, joint memberships for Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, hampers, a case of Laithwaite’s wine and a whole host of gardening goodies from bird baths to secateurs, kneelers and gloves. The ’12 Giveaways of Christmas’ is part of the Hillier Christmas…

A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden

Nov 18, 2017

By Trianna Angele, City of Trees This National Tree Week (25th November – 3rd December) leading environmental charity City of Trees will uncover Manchester’s hidden heritage – exploring the treasures of the city’s botanical past. If you have ever taken a trip past Manchester United’s football ground or driven between Salford and Old Trafford along Chester Road you may well have seen a striking white archway – seemingly a gateway to nowhere. This puzzling grade II listed gateway currently sits quietly alongside a busy multi-lane roundabout known as White City Circle and non-descript shopping complex; White City Retail Park. The…

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence

Nov 17, 2017

The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership (LP), a five-year Heritage Lottery funded scheme aimed at engaging people with the historic, natural and cultural landscapes of the area, is seeking to appoint a consultant to undertake an archaeological and historic landscape survey for Win Green Hill, Fontmell and Melbury Downs. The aim of the research is to examine the available documentary (and fieldwork) evidence to create a detailed chronological report of the development of the landscape and, based on this, to make recommendations to enhance conservation and interpretation of the historic environment. The research must try to determine the…

8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield

Nov 17, 2017

The first trees have been planted to mark the start of the city’s tree planting season. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy attended the ceremony held in Burngreave. Over 8,000 large and small trees will be planted from now until March 2018. Scouts from the 76th Sheffield St Peter’s Ellesmere Scout Troop planted the first large tree, known as a heavy standard, in a small grassed area opposite St Peter’s Church. Smaller trees were planted near to the scout headquarters on Grimesthorpe Road. The bigger trees will be planted following requests from the public and to replace those removed from…

Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland

Nov 17, 2017

Stewart Milne Homes has appointed a new construction director for Central Scotland as part of its drive to deliver over 500 new homes in this region year on year. Bryan Galloway will be responsible for increasing the number of homes being built by the five-star house builder, which currently has over a dozen active outlets and is investing in land for new site in the Central Belt. Over the past 12 months, land with a sales value in excess of £100million, has been acquired in central Scotland. With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Mr Galloway, will head…

Northern Design Awards – Barnes Walker reaches prestigious finals

Nov 17, 2017

Barnes Walker are delighted to be a finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards. The annual awards ceremony celebrates the best of northern property development and design and attracts hundreds of entries from homebuilders, architects, interior designers, commercial developers and designers. This is the fourth year running we have reached the finals and won the coveted prize in 2014. Barnes Walker are a finalist in the Residential Landscape category. The project designed by Barnes Walker is located on the outskirts of Macclesfield with spectacular far-reaching views towards Wildboarclough. As Landscape Architects we get to work alongside some of the leading…

BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event

Nov 16, 2017

The highly anticipated 41st BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 promises to be a phenomenal event, having reached BALI’s full house capacity. The British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) prestigious landscaping Awards is the biggest in the industry calendar, celebrating the hard work, quality, commitment and successes of its members from those entries submitted this year, including categories for soft and hard landscaping, design and maintenance. Commenting on the announcement, BALI’s chief executive, Wayne Grills, said: “Following a milestone ceremony last December, which saw the association celebrate 40 years of the Awards in front of just over 960 guests, many in…

Lee Bestall finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards

Nov 16, 2017

Lee Bestall MBALI MSGD from Bestall & Co Garden Design has made it through as a finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards. Having been in business for over 10 years and based in Sheffield, Bestall & Co are really excited to be included as a finalist in the Residential Garden Design category – competing against some very tough Northern competition! Bestall & Co are set to find out if Lee has won this prestigious accolade on Friday 24 November at the iconic Principal Hotel, Manchester when the winners are announced at a glittering gala dinner. One the judges, Linda…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential revealed

Nov 16, 2017

Pro Landscaper is pleased to announce the most influential people in the industry, as voted for by its readers. The 24 inspirational people were revealed at the UK’s leading landscaping trade event, FutureScape, held at Sandown Park Racecourse on 14 November. The search for the most influential people was launched after the huge success of Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation. Appreciating that the horticulture sector also has an abundance of successful and inspirational people who have been working within it for many years, and who are still guiding the progression of the industry today, Pro Landscaper was…

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Construction company backs woodland restoration

Construction firm Bowmer and Kirkland (B&K) is investing in woodland restoration around the Yorkshire Dales thanks to a new partnership with local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT). Young native trees will be planted across the region, helping to create new broadleaf woodlands that will grow to provide important wildlife habitats and places for people to enjoy, as well as helping to absorb carbon dioxide, mitigate flooding and bring a range of other benefits. As a Considerate Constructors Scheme Partner, B&K continually strives for the highest standards in health and safety, as well as seeking to protect the environment and…

Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier

From 1 to 12 December Hillier will be giving away a vast array of fantastic prizes during its ’12 Giveaways of Christmas’. The competition will be available on the Hillier Garden Centres Facebook page with a daily prize giveaway taking place. Prizes include £500 worth of Woodlodge pots vouchers, £300 worth of Gisela Graham vouchers to spend on exquisite Christmas decorations, joint memberships for Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, hampers, a case of Laithwaite’s wine and a whole host of gardening goodies from bird baths to secateurs, kneelers and gloves. The ’12 Giveaways of Christmas’ is part of the Hillier Christmas…

A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden

By Trianna Angele, City of Trees This National Tree Week (25th November – 3rd December) leading environmental charity City of Trees will uncover Manchester’s hidden heritage – exploring the treasures of the city’s botanical past. If you have ever taken a trip past Manchester United’s football ground or driven between Salford and Old Trafford along Chester Road you may well have seen a striking white archway – seemingly a gateway to nowhere. This puzzling grade II listed gateway currently sits quietly alongside a busy multi-lane roundabout known as White City Circle and non-descript shopping complex; White City Retail Park. The…

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence

The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership (LP), a five-year Heritage Lottery funded scheme aimed at engaging people with the historic, natural and cultural landscapes of the area, is seeking to appoint a consultant to undertake an archaeological and historic landscape survey for Win Green Hill, Fontmell and Melbury Downs. The aim of the research is to examine the available documentary (and fieldwork) evidence to create a detailed chronological report of the development of the landscape and, based on this, to make recommendations to enhance conservation and interpretation of the historic environment. The research must try to determine the…

8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield

The first trees have been planted to mark the start of the city’s tree planting season. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy attended the ceremony held in Burngreave. Over 8,000 large and small trees will be planted from now until March 2018. Scouts from the 76th Sheffield St Peter’s Ellesmere Scout Troop planted the first large tree, known as a heavy standard, in a small grassed area opposite St Peter’s Church. Smaller trees were planted near to the scout headquarters on Grimesthorpe Road. The bigger trees will be planted following requests from the public and to replace those removed from…

Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland

Stewart Milne Homes has appointed a new construction director for Central Scotland as part of its drive to deliver over 500 new homes in this region year on year. Bryan Galloway will be responsible for increasing the number of homes being built by the five-star house builder, which currently has over a dozen active outlets and is investing in land for new site in the Central Belt. Over the past 12 months, land with a sales value in excess of £100million, has been acquired in central Scotland. With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Mr Galloway, will head…

Northern Design Awards – Barnes Walker reaches prestigious finals

Barnes Walker are delighted to be a finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards. The annual awards ceremony celebrates the best of northern property development and design and attracts hundreds of entries from homebuilders, architects, interior designers, commercial developers and designers. This is the fourth year running we have reached the finals and won the coveted prize in 2014. Barnes Walker are a finalist in the Residential Landscape category. The project designed by Barnes Walker is located on the outskirts of Macclesfield with spectacular far-reaching views towards Wildboarclough. As Landscape Architects we get to work alongside some of the leading…

BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event

The highly anticipated 41st BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 promises to be a phenomenal event, having reached BALI’s full house capacity. The British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) prestigious landscaping Awards is the biggest in the industry calendar, celebrating the hard work, quality, commitment and successes of its members from those entries submitted this year, including categories for soft and hard landscaping, design and maintenance. Commenting on the announcement, BALI’s chief executive, Wayne Grills, said: “Following a milestone ceremony last December, which saw the association celebrate 40 years of the Awards in front of just over 960 guests, many in…

Lee Bestall finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards

Lee Bestall MBALI MSGD from Bestall & Co Garden Design has made it through as a finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards. Having been in business for over 10 years and based in Sheffield, Bestall & Co are really excited to be included as a finalist in the Residential Garden Design category – competing against some very tough Northern competition! Bestall & Co are set to find out if Lee has won this prestigious accolade on Friday 24 November at the iconic Principal Hotel, Manchester when the winners are announced at a glittering gala dinner. One the judges, Linda…

most influential

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential revealed

Pro Landscaper is pleased to announce the most influential people in the industry, as voted for by its readers. The 24 inspirational people were revealed at the UK’s leading landscaping trade event, FutureScape, held at Sandown Park Racecourse on 14 November. The search for the most influential people was launched after the huge success of Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation. Appreciating that the horticulture sector also has an abundance of successful and inspirational people who have been working within it for many years, and who are still guiding the progression of the industry today, Pro Landscaper was…

Funding boost for Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’ site

City of Wolverhampton Council has secured a £681,000 boost from the European Regional Development Fund to develop a ‘Garden City’ at Bilston Urban Village. The Bilston Urban Village project ties in with the Garden City concept commissioned by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). It will see up to 450 homes built by private developers on former brownfield land, connected by around 14 hectares of land designated for public open space and nature conservation. New artist’s impressions show how the Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’ concept will work. The remainder of the £1.5 million needed for the Bilston Urban…

Landscape protection confirmed for Cornwall’s rare species

Rare species like the marsh fritillary butterfly and willow tit bird have been given a conservation boost today, with Natural England officially recognising the Mid Cornwall Moors as one of the country’s most important wildlife sites. Following a four-month public consultation, Natural England has confirmed the designation of the Mid Cornwall Moors as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), giving the area legal protection for its important wildlife and habitats. This brings certainty and purpose to conservation work in Mid Cornwall, where the rich mix of heathland, woodland, and wildflower meadows provides a vital sanctuary for wildlife. Wesley Smyth,…

Minister for London welcomes £1.4 billion Croydon redevelopment

The redevelopment of Croydon town centre passed a major hurdle this week as Croydon Council’s planning committee approved the £1.4 billion scheme, backed by global investment. Three years after it was first proposed, the redevelopment of the Whitgift Shopping Centre will now progress with government support following meetings hosted by Minister for London Greg Hands at the Department for International Trade. Croydon will join Stratford and Shepherd’s Bush as London’s third Westfield shopping centre and one of the company’s 17 flagship centres across the world, from China to the USA. Westfield’s investment of £700 million represents a huge commitment from…

Green-tech launches new anchoring system at Futurescape 2017

Green-tech has launched a new range of specialist tree anchoring kits at Futurescape 2017. The new tree anchoring kits have been developed in partnership with Anchor Systems (International) Ltd, the leading manufacturer of ground anchoring systems. Richard Kay, chairman said: “We’re excited to unveil, after an extensive R&D period, our new tree anchoring kits. They are borne from the extensive civil engineering, ground reinforcement and utility knowledge of The Anchor Systems team and our own wealth of knowledge that comes from supplying anchor systems to the landscape industry for nearly 25 years.” Extensive feedback and first-hand experience has given Green-tech…

Makita’s new factory service centre & training academy in Glasgow has a national role

Makita UK has opened their first regional Factory Service Centre (FSC) & Training Academy in Glasgow’s Govan commercial district to support the rapidly expanding market penetration of Britain’s number 1 professional power tool range in Scotland and Northern England. Whilst this new facility is already providing a valuable regional role the FSC has already been awarded the national responsibility for the secure environment of servicing Makita’s comprehensive range of dust extraction machines. To carry out maintenance or repair functions on an extractor approved for use with Class L, M or H dust particulates, the repair facility must protect both the…

Lister Wilder Ltd announced as this year’s biggest UK ‘MOW-team’

Lister Wilder Ltd, a Kubota groundcare and construction dealer, has been announced as this year’s biggest UK ‘MOW-team’ supporting The Movember Foundation, with more than 60 members of staff donning great moustaches to raise funds for the men’s health charity. Including sales team members, workshop engineers, parts advisers and company directors, the Lister Wilder Movember ‘MOW-team’ has already raised an impressive total of more than £8,000, including a donation of £500 from Kubota UK. With fundraising continuing throughout the month of November, Lister Wilder are encouraging friends, family and work colleagues to support this worthy cause. As part of the…

Oman Botanic Garden revealed

The breathtaking Oman Botanic Garden will be revealed to the world today by Arup, Grimshaw and Haley Sharpe Design (hsd), who have collaboratively delivered the engineering, landscaping, architecture and interpretative designs. Covering over 420 hectares, Oman Botanic Garden will be the largest within the Arabian Peninsula and in the world. With guidance from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said the garden will celebrate and conserve the country’s botanic diversity which will be enjoyed by the people of Oman for generations to come. Two stunningly elegant biomes will contain a significant number of species. A high number of these…

Capel Manor College wins key horticulture apprenticeship contract

Capel Manor College is set to deliver high quality education and training for the prestigious Royal Parks Horticultural Apprenticeship Programme in a new 3 year training programme specifically designed to support horticultural Apprentices. “Our Royal Parks are vital components of London’s green infrastructure and they significantly contribute to making London one of the world’s finest capital cities and are loved by tourists and Londoner’s alike. The Royal Parks’ Apprentices play an important part in helping maintain and develop the Royal Parks and Capel is delighted to be working with The Royal Parks to continue and enhance their success” said Malcolm…

Time running out to effectively transpose EU Environmental Acquis into UK Law

The Society for the Environment, alongside six other professional bodies within the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), warn that time is running out to effectively transpose EU environmental acquis into UK law. The EPF is a network of UK environmental professional bodies and learned societies promoting environmental sustainability and resilience for the public benefit. The EPF’s member bodies have a collective membership of around 70,000 environmental professionals, many of whom are individually chartered in environmental practice, science and engineering disciplines. Following our recent letters and briefings to Ministers and MPs regarding our concerns about the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, we welcome those…

Save up to £2775 and 50% of the cost of a battery with Pellenc

Etesia UK, the distributor of Pellenc battery-powered tools in the UK and Ireland, has announced a special offer which will see customers save up to 50% of the purchase price of the ULiB1100 battery. A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology and high efficiency “Brushless” motors, Pellenc has established itself as the number one choice in the “Zero Emission” professional power tools market for the maintenance of urban and green-spaces. The combination of these two technologies makes it possible to eliminate direct emission of greenhouse gases and significantly reduce noise and vibration. It meets the users’ requirements for comfort…

Civic Engineers awarded £1.8 million contract to help deliver Glasgow City Centre ‘Avenues’ project

Civil and structural engineers, Civic Engineers have been awarded the £1.8 million contract to help deliver the transformative ‘Avenues’ project for Glasgow City Council. Part of the Enabling Infrastructure Integrated Public Realm (EIIPR) commission, the project is supported by the £1.13billion Glasgow City Region City Deal, which has funding of £115million for Glasgow city centre projects. The transformation of the ‘Avenues’ seeks to dramatically improve the quality of the city centre environment, putting people at its heart. Focusing on seven key city-centre thoroughfares; Argyle St west, Argyle St east, St Enoch’s Square, the Underline (a pedestrian and cycle route linking…

Luscombe Plant Hire double up on their GreenMech fleet to meet demand

Luscombe Plant Hire, based in Ulverston, Cumbria, stock a wide range of site machinery and tools available for daily, weekly, or long-term hire. After noticing that their GreenMech Arborist 130 woodchipper was hardly ever in the yard, owner Simon Luscombe decided to add a second one to his hire fleet to meet the consistent demand. Simon and wife Beverly, along with their son Dan, started Luscombe Plant Hire in 2001 and this year they were proudly awarded the “Outstanding Single Depot Hire Company” at the EHN Passionate Hirer Awards. “We have a full range of tools and machinery from a…

Major regeneration plans for town centre move forward

Regeneration proposals that will help build 5,000 new homes and create 1,500 jobs in Poole have taken a significant step forward. Cabinet members in Poole have approved the creation of a specially focused regeneration team to oversee the council’s ambitious plans for the town centre and surrounding areas. They also approved the submission of an outline business case to Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (DLEP) to secure £5 million for the delivery of infrastructure at the Holes Bay site (former Hamworthy power station site) which government has designated as a housing zone. This is the largest brownfield regeneration site in the…

STIHL appoints new head of operations

STIHL GB has appointed a new Head of Operations to oversee its end-to-end supply chain as the manufacturer continues to invest in the future growth of the company. As a supply chain expert, Paul Brennan joins STIHL with a wealth of experience in leading supply chain and logistics projects in the UK and overseas in both fast-moving consumer goods and retail. During his career, Paul has held positions at renowned organisations such as Quaker Oats, L’Oréal, Allied Bakeries, B&Q and Woolworths. Paul has also worked with STIHL previously on a consultancy basis, project managing a £1.3m warehouse investment that doubled…

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Members approve changes to LI governance at 2017 AGM

Four motions will improve flexibility and information sharing, and help to attract a wider variety of candidates to the role of LI president. Members of the Landscape Institute have voted in overwhelming support of four motions at this year’s annual general meeting (AGM). Voters agreed to carry the following motions: To allow the Institute to pay a president’s stipend (passed with 436 votes to 77) To allow increased flexibility in the timing of the election and nomination process (passed with 506 votes to 17) To increase the maximum number of terms of office for trustees and Advisory Council members from…

Revamp for Thompson park gardens

Work has started on restoring Burnley park gardens to their former glory as part of the £1.2 million Heritage Lottery Funded project. The work on Thompson Park Italian gardens includes repairing and conservation of the shelters and walling, and replanting the flower beds with colourful herbaceous perennials. The pergolas and Doric columns, which were blown down in 2011 and have been kept in storage, will also be restored and installed in the garden. In addition, a disabled access ramp will be built to improve accessibility in the park for wheelchair users. The Italian Garden is the horticultural highlight of Thompson…

Heroes Wood showcases ‘tree tribute’ to fallen soldiers

Leading environmental charity City of Trees officially unveiled the 19 oak trees alongside memorial seating on Friday 10 November at Debdale Park Gorton, paying tribute to those who served their country in the Great War 1914-1918 and armed conflicts since. The event took place ahead of both Armistice and Remembrance Day, and formed part of the WW1 Centenary Events, which are taking place between 2014 – 2018, to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Eddy Newman was there to oversee the proceedings with attendees from the Royal British Legion, veterans, local residents…

£4.1m to boost jobs, homes and ‘Knowledge Gateway’ in Sheffield

A multi-million-pound funding boost for Sheffield’s ‘Knowledge Gateway’ from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is set to transform several prominent streets and spaces in Sheffield City Centre helping to create the setting for 2,863 new jobs and almost 500 new homes, growing the regional economy by an estimated £158million. The LEP is contributing £4.115m in infrastructure funding to transform a major corridor of the city centre running from Paternoster Row in the Cultural Industries Quarter via Pond Street and Pond Hill up to the historic Fitzalan Square. The work, in an area which has significant potential for growth, will…