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Brighton and Hove City Council made the decision to update the landscape surrounding Brighton Station as a method of improving the aesthetics of the area around the Station and to create a more attractive welcome for visitors arriving into the city by bus and rail. Designed by Urban Movement, the incorporation of a modern landscape design, created with Tobermore’s innovative City Pave VS5 block paving, has completely transformed the transport facility.

The scheme was approved for implementation in 2013 following exhaustive consultation with residents, transport operators and the business community. Engineer, Project Centre, and R J Dance Contractors Ltd worked together in digging up the previous groundworks and installing the new hard landscape. A combination of Tobermore’s City Pave VS5 in the sparkling colours of Silver and Graphite was installed, completing the scheme in July 2015.

The strong interlocking capabilities of City Pave VS5 block paving ensures protection against pavement shifting, a very common problem in areas with heavy vehicular use. This inspirational product incorporates shift protection on five sides of each block including the special profile on the bottom surface which produces a clawing effect in the pavement bed, preventing movement when the blocks are laid together.

Not only does City Pave VS5 offer these intense structural benefits, but it also encompasses a hard wearing surface layer which improves the strength, durability, colour retention and overall appearance of the product. The fabulous colour options available with City Pave VS5 additionally guarantee a stylish, contemporary paving solution, suitable for any type of commercial project.

As well as the implementation of a Tobermore landscape, footways and pedestrian crossings at Brighton Station have been widened, the road has been raised to footway level to slow the speed of traffic and make the station more accessible for those in wheelchairs or with buggies, the bus shelters have been remodelled and a number of seating areas have also increased significantly to accommodate the large number of visitors to the station. In addition, a contraflow cycle lane and a toucan crossing on Queens Road have been introduced to improve accessibility for cyclists and more cycle parking has been installed throughout the area. 

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John F replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"We all have a different market place and have to cut the cloth accordingly , I have never being one for throwing my dummy out of the pram if i can't get the price i need i find you only have two choices sometimes . 
1 . Sit at home and sulk 
2. Get…"
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Vic 575 replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"It should still be £60p/h even with a hand mower. You seem quite upset Sean that I have given my honest opinion and advice. It is quite alright if you disregard what I say. I only mention my figures in order to demonstrate the running costs involved…"
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Billybop replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"yes, good to hear how everybody does it differently and what works for them"
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Billybop replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"relieved lol"
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Billybop replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
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Sean Clarke replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"I actually had a female customer say to me once "if you can't get a digger in there, it'll have to be a hand-job". I was both relieved and disappointed that a digger fitted through the gateway."
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Vic 575 replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"A what job?"
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Sean Clarke replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"We all know how much you spend on gear per year and how expensive your ride-ons are, this is mentioned whenever the topic of grass cutting prices is raised, as is the fact that quite a lot of domestic gardens are in actually cut with a regular pedes…"
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Billybop replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"a lot of the other gardeners around here actually charge a lot less per hour than i do but prefer the half day/full day formula which i find boring and not as lucrative as i prefer to flit from one job to another, all within a small local area. Vic'…"
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Vic 575 replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"We have had these discussions many times before. I think that the majority of us think that £1 per minute is about right for grass cutting. If anyone wants to work for less than that then I am very happy for them to continue. I really and genuinely…"
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Sean Clarke replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"The £1 per minute formula works up to a certain point, in my opinion it works best up to 45mins-1hr, after that the customer may begin to baulk at the price (this is for regular maintenance, not one-off priced work). So, do you try and fill your day…"
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Billybop replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"Yes good to hear what others are charging, some of my lawns take 2 hours due to fiddly shape/ slopes/ multiple grassed areas rather than sheer size, Just can't see a pensioner shelling out 120 pounds every 10 days to 14 days for it to be done. Anoth…"
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Chris & Heather McAlpine replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"I do a couple of domestic lawn cutting jobs which are about 750-800m2 and take about 40 minutes each.  I charge £40 for them so that’s in line with £60 per hour.  It’s not outlandish by any means as I can’t see anyone mowing anything,  apart from a…"
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Kris Baker replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"I agree and what I was trying to say "I wouldn't want to do it on the prospect of £50K turnover ... but, starting out, you could". 
Do people really want to do this long term for less than £50K p.a. turnover? A full time, employed, gardener around h…"
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Sean Clarke replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"With all due respect to you and your £big number businesses, £60p/h as unviable as a start-up gardener? Don't talk rubbish."
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Billybop replied to Darren's discussion New Start Up Venture
"depends on your area i suppose but the 60 quid per hour for lawn mowing is probably based on using a large ride on machine which expensive to buy and run and covers a lot more area per hour rather than a pedestrian lawn mower. Good luck to anyone wh…"
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