Small, user friendly, with a light foot print and perfect
for easy access to all areas - is how Lawrie Thompson, Grounds
Service Manager at Tynedale Council in Hexham, describes his
new E-Z-GO MPT electric utility vehicle.
The Council purchased the MPT recently to assist its
grounds care team with the maintenance of Hexham Parks,
situated in the lee of the historic Abbey in the centre
of this ancient market town.
The parks consist of 9.64 hectares and the grounds
have very important historical interest.
The gardens were built in 1723 and now contain over 200 trees
from a wide range of species and age group. There are two
commemorative Oak trees planted by the Royal Forestry Society
located within the Abbey grounds. The oldest tree marks the
founding of the society in Hexham - the second marks its centenary.
Facilities in the park are quite varied - with a children's
play area, wheeled/ skateboard area, bowling green, informal
grassed areas with mixed herbaceous/shrub borders and a new
'sensory garden' accessible to individuals and families of
all ages and abilities. A wide range of community events and
activities are encouraged in the parks, which this year retained
their Green Flag status for the third successive time.
Commenting, Lawrie Thompson said - "We are very fortunate
to have a local grounds care dealer like Rickerby Ltd situated
less than a mile away. They loaned us a vehicle last year
for a long-term test and we were very impressed. It's very
easy to use, is extremely quiet - which makes it ideal for
use in the park - and has a versatile load bed - exactly the
right height for tipping grass clippings and prunings into
our recycling bins. It also dovetails with our Green Flag
award environmental criteria - being zero emission at the
point of use."
As well as retaining Green Flag status, Hexham received three
other accolades this year -
||Winners of Northumbria in Bloom;
||a Silver Gilt award and a special tourism
award from Britain in Bloom - and
||winners of Country Life magazine's competition
to find England's Favourite Market Town.
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