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Conference football club Wrexham has a new pitch at its Racecourse Ground to match their ambitions of getting back into the Football League and one fit for international duty once more. Contractor Souters Sports was given the job of upgrading a playi

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The head groundsman at Durham School has found a way of getting its main rugby pitch fit and ready for cricket action in the brief gap between seasons. This year for the first time Barry Boustead used Evolution5, a coated, controlled release fertilis

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The recent purchase of a SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 tractor mounted aerator by Mick Doyle, head groundsman at Bradford City Football Club, has seen a dramatic improvement of the playing surface at both The Coral Windows Stadium and the nearby trainin

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A recent example highlighting the benefits of a consistent maintenance regime is the artificial sports pitches at Cranleigh School – an independent boarding school in Surrey.

Instead of replacing the 18-year old surface when it began to display signs

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Sports facilities at a school in Rochdale will soon be of a premier standard thanks to White Horse Contractors (Northern), one of the UK’s leading natural and artificial sports ground specialists.

3314145338?profile=RESIZE_480x480The company continue to go from strength to strength i

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Natural and artificial sportsground contractors White Horse Contractors (Northern) have recently completed the design and construction of a new state-of-the-art 3rd generation artificial surface and three artificial cricket wickets at Trinity Academy

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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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Open forum activity

David Benson replied to Richard Matthews's discussion Stolen Logo
"unless you ar a ltd co it will be hard to do anything it maybe that the other person has been on the go longer than you which could turn the table "
2 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Yes, this is the nub of the issue for many of us I feel. I am not gardening for people where I could only access their garden through their house, but we are not only for the most part working alone, but also we are often working for the elderly or…"
2 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Quite. And they will go out exercising their dogs with other dog walkers in little parks etc, or jogging along narrow pavements passing close by to other people. In fact, regarding supermarkets, Tesco goes to all the trouble of a billion markers and…"
2 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"You must make your own choice but for what it's worth I think that you are fine to work as a sole gardener. Clearly you have been put off by panicky people who have nothing better to do than interfere and act as virus police, but you are perfectly l…"
2 hours ago
Mark Thomson replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Hi Claire here is a link to Martin Lewis who explains it in details what the self employed can do and he makes it very clear if you can continue working in your trade not a different entity you can claim the grant if you receive the letter from the…"
3 hours ago
Billybop replied to Richard Matthews's discussion Stolen Logo
"probably not much you can do without running up legal costs that you might lose sadly. maybe contact the person who stole your design and threaten them. but would that really achieve anything, there are a lot of unscrupulous feral scum bags around.…"
5 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"I think think the HX might be a bit overkill for my domestic customers lawns, but I like the look of the VK."
7 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"I think it is such a massive bureaucratic undertaking to pay the five million self-employed, that to have to correspond back and forth and to have to calculate and negotiate a figure for each person based on every individuals current up and down act…"
8 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"I only ever use mulching mowers. Mine are both ride on mulchers. But the advice I would give is to buy a mulching mower with as deep [tall] a deck as you can find. 
The Stiga PWX 740 is a great mulching mower, but I have just fitted a mulching kit o…"
8 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"It really doesn't seem right to make a profit out of this............. I'd hope they'd have a rethink on it so that people can't claim the 80% if for example, they've only lost 10% of their work............... I think that's how I  understand it. "
8 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"The point that the Chancellor made when he announced the help for the self-employed was that any money given to us has to be included in our accounts. So the grant is taxable. It is not just free extra money on top of our turnover and net profits. I…"
8 hours ago
H Webster replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"I feel safe in the open air. Still working. Only two customers cancelled so far which I totally understand, it is their call.  Gate open for me, they are safely indoors, call mobile if need to talk and all the other precautions I can think of. In th…"
9 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"No Chris, the VK is a very much lighter, semi domestic machine at 1/3 of the price of the HX, which has a blade brake, hydrostatic drive, no side shute and very much a commercial heavywieght.
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9 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to Chris's discussion Mulching Mowers
"The mat is pop riveted onto the machine and 'brushes' the clippings into the grass. It also acts as a safety feature to stop debris flying out of the rear.  Taking it off would probably invalidate your insurance if the worst happened. Stripes are go…"
9 hours ago
Paul replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Yes it is an option to claim even when working. Actually, the government seem to be encouraging continued work if it can be done safely.
As for me, my workload has dramatically been affected (being in property maintenance/handyman = more risk of con…"
9 hours ago
GaryRK replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Yes, recent clarifications allow an employee / self employed person to work elsewhere ( must be another entity) to allow them to top up... and earn more ?
Is it morally correct and/or open to abuse - your call !"
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Few weeks ago i had a call from West Sussex Police asking if i had a white Transit as it had been used in a crime. I was shocked as i have never been to West SussexI forgot about it until now where i thought id google myself, we all do that right?…

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2 Replies · Reply by David Benson 2 hours ago

Mulching Mowers

Thought about buying one last year but might buy one this year with the current situation, do any dedicated mulching mowers produce a stripe on the lawn because I dont like the tram line finish a four wheel mower leave. I've ordered a mulching plug…

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10 Replies · Reply by Chris 7 hours ago