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Landscape & Amenity Bulletin 24th September 2020
 
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How far will £50m stretch in modernising one of Scotland’s most popular attractions?
How far will £50m stretch in modernising one of Scotland’s most popular attractions?
 
News review 
 
Government must invest £5bn in parks and green spaces by 2025, warns Landscape Institute The Landscape Institute (LI) has called on the UK Government to invest £1bn annually in parks and green spaces for the next five years. Government must invest £5bn in parks and green spaces by 2025, warns Landscape Institute
 
 
Foam-based weeding technology kills coronavirus particles in under 10 seconds Independent laboratory testing has shown that weed-killing foam technology from Weedingtech is capable of killing coronavirus in under 10 seconds. Foam-based weeding technology kills coronavirus particles in under 10 seconds
 
 
Widespread redundancies at Historic Royal Palaces following £100m Covid-related losses Historic Royal Palaces is set to make 86 full-time roles redundant across its six sites, including the loss of 33 roles at Hillsborough Castle, after posting substantial losses incurred by the coronavirus pandemic. Widespread redundancies at Historic Royal Palaces following £100m Covid-related losses
 
 
National Lottery’s £50m emergency funding helps more than 950 heritage organisations The National Lottery Heritage Fund has revealed that it provided more than 950 organisations across the UK with grants to help them survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. National Lottery’s £50m emergency funding helps more than 950 heritage organisations
 
 
Wildlife Trusts calls for Wildbelt planning designation to aid natural recovery The Wildlife Trusts has warned that the Government’s new planning reforms, set out in the white paper Planning for the Future, will only increase the threat to nature in England. Wildlife Trusts calls for Wildbelt planning designation to aid natural recovery
 
 
Rare plants and animals discovered at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park An environmental report for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford has found several rare plants and animals living at the site, including the streaked bombardier beetle, black redstart, sand martin and brown-banded carder bee. Rare plants and animals discovered at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
 
 
Green-tech’s Richard Kay named BALI national chairman The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has appointed Green-tech founder and chairman Richard Kay as the new national chairman of its board of directors. Green-tech’s Richard Kay named BALI national chairman
 
 
Cattle graze in East London park for first time in 150 years The City of London Corporation is letting cattle graze at Wanstead Park today (17 Sept) for the first time in 150-years. Cattle graze in East London park for first time in 150 years
 
 
England’s tree planting targets should be 'enshrined' in legislation, says Confor The UK Government's dedication to achieving tree planting targets should be backed up by legislation, says forestry and wood trade body Confor. England’s tree planting targets should be 'enshrined' in legislation, says Confor
 
 
Applications open for Government’s £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund Applications are now open for the Government’s £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund, part of the nation's wider green economic recovery, jobs and skills package. Applications open for Government’s £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund
 
 
Charity considering parking charges for Richmond and Bushy parks London’s Royal Parks charity is holding an eight-week public consultation on proposals to introduce parking charges in Bushy and Richmond parks. Charity considering parking charges for Richmond and Bushy parks
 
 
LI Awards to be held online due to Covid health and safety concerns The Landscape Institute (LI) has moved its annual awards ceremony online due to health and safety concerns arising from coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. LI Awards to be held online due to Covid health and safety concerns
 
 
Remembrance Glade opened at the National Memorial Arboretum The Royal British Legion has opened its new Remembrance Glade at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Remembrance Glade opened at the National Memorial Arboretum
 
 
Designer Sir Terence Conran, RHS Chelsea Flower Show veteran, dies aged 88 Designer, restaurateur, retaier and writer Conran was best known for his Habitat retail business and restaurants including Bibendum. Designer Sir Terence Conran, RHS Chelsea Flower Show veteran, dies aged 88
 
 
Society of Garden Designers' newest sustainable design award open to everybody The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has announced a new environmental award category where anyone can enter. Society of Garden Designers' newest sustainable design award open to everybody
 
 
England Tree Strategy needs "intelligent" targets, says Royal Town Planning Institute The Government’s England Tree Strategy must be clear in setting out the role of trees in supporting biodiversity and public health post-Covid, says the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). England Tree Strategy needs "intelligent" targets, says Royal Town Planning Institute
 
 
Ash dieback found in 40% of trees inspected on the Isle of Wight Construction firm Island Roads has found dieback in 40% of the ash trees it inspected on the Isle of Wight. Ash dieback found in 40% of trees inspected on the Isle of Wight
 
 
Amenity contractors can take back control from the weeds Herbicide resistance is an increasing issue for the UK turf and amenity sector. Bayer’s new broad-spectrum residual herbicide is already showing effectiveness, keeping weeds at bay for up to four months Presented by Bayer Amenity contractors can take back control from the weeds
 
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