We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Green Flag Award again this year for both of our Exeter campuses.
The Green Flag is awarded for quality green spaces across the country, for more information, please visit the Green Flag website.
Welcome to the Grounds Team, our latest gadget – a remote controlled mower which will enable us to safely mow banks and reduce our gardeners exposure to Hand Arm Vibration hazards – the Irus Quatrak!
It has been tested out this week and is equally at home cutting our lawns and cutting brambles in the Taddiforde Valley.
The Grounds arborists have been hard at work felling and clearing the iconic leaning Monterey pine that had become unstable following Storm Imogen last weekend and had to be felled for safety reasons.
Photos taken by Emily.
The ‘long steps’ footpath from Stocker Road to Reed Hall has been re-opened as the fallen Cupressus macrocarpa has been attended to and the path is now clear.
The footpath from the bus stop at Stocker Road to Reed Hall remains closed to allow the Grounds arborists to undertake works to remove the uprooted leaning Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata).
As mentioned in previous posts, we have retained our Green Flags at both St. Luke’s and Streatham Campuses. We have now had our flag raising ceremony at Streatham Campus, we were not able to have a similar ceremony at St. Luke’s due to building work going on near the flagpole. We were, however, able to have photos taken in the beautiful staff garden at St. Luke’s and the sun even tried to shine for us a bit.
To celebrate a successful graduation week and being re-awarded Green Flags for both Streatham and St. Luke’s the Grounds staff were treated to a celebration barbecue at the end of July. We also had an award ceremony and Peter, the Assistant Grounds Manager for the Central Estate Team won Gardener of the Year!