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  • Getting your Play Facilities Holiday Ready
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    According to sources it is going to an exciting time for the UK holiday market and 2019 looks set to be another year where ‘staycations’ are on the rise. Are you visitor ready yet? I am sure many holiday parks up and down the...
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  • The benefits of encouraging outdoor play in Early Years
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Away from the physical constraints of a classroom setting, there are countless opportunities to continue the development and learning of early years children outside of the school building. With an increase in screen time and...
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  • This Girl Can campaign can help tackle activity levels
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    On Friday the 11th December it was announced by England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies that obesity is the biggest threat to women’s health. She said this needs to become a national priority.
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  • What role do SUDS play in green infrastructure?
    Marshalls - hard landscaping
    Romy Rawlings examines the role that sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDs) play in green infrastructure. With over 5.2 million properties in England at risk of flooding, SUDs should be a part of an integrated strategy when...
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  • Playground safety - back to basics
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    Keeping kids safe in the playground Despite our best efforts, accidents can still take place in playgrounds, but there are steps that we can take to minimise risk. There are many ways that we can turn playgrounds into prosperous...
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  • How to secure a children’s play area outside
    Jacksons Fencing
    Allowing children the freedom to play outside is essential to their development and there is mounting evidence to promote the health and social benefits of outdoor learning. Creating a dedicated safe play zone will also distract...
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  • How to create a wild garden to encourage wildlife
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    As natural play continues to dominate the education sector, more Schools than ever are incorporating wild gardens into their grounds to support the national curriculum. From Early Years through to Primary education, learning...
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  • Is your play equipment safe?
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    With summer here, more children will be visiting their local parks and outdoor play areas, so now is the time to inspect your play equipment. Regular maintenance inspections are essential in ensuring that play equipment stays...
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  • Top play activities to encourage teamwork & group play
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    At Sovereign we believe in the benefits of group play and we champion products that can be used by multiple children at a time. Group play is an effective way to encourage communication and teamwork in children of all ages, which...
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  • Fundraising for new play area projects
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Put the Fun in Fundraising by getting staff, pupils and parents involved and organise an event which can not only raise necessary funds for a new project but help bring communities together. Fundraising is a fantastic way to...
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  • "Our Children Need Places to Play"
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    UK families are concerned that their children may soon have nowhere to play and urge the government to address the situation urgently. That’s according to early findings of new research [1] by the Association of Play Industries...
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  • Teaching children how to be safe in playgrounds
    Setter Play
    There’s no doubt that children love nothing better than to scramble and mess around on school playground equipment. From as early as 2 years old, toddlers love climbing, swinging and running about in a playground, and when they...
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  • What are the advantages of Direct Tree Seeding?
    Cambridge Direct Tree Seeding
    Introduction When assessing sites where vegetation needs to be re-established, the option generally taken is that of conventional planting. Each tree will need to have a plastic shelter placed around it, resulting in the kind of...
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  • Climate Positive Landscape Design
    Cotswold Estates and Gardens Ltd
    The strive for a carbon-neutral world is at the forefront of many local and international government policy declarations, converting this stated desire into practical action is the challenge. The landscape design industry has...
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  • Best practice guidance for anti-dog fouling campaigns
    Nick Meech Design
    Nick Meech organises creative campaigns that help local authorities and communities to prevent and solve the problem of dog fouling in public spaces. In this article, he outlines the approach that he recommends and helps to...
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