Blog Entries for TLodge A short description about your blog http://govtoday.co.uk Sat, 25 Sep 2010 12:50:19 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Procurement http://govtoday.co.uk/4847-Procurement.html In these difficult economic times I’ve been thinking a lot about procurement.  Good procurement achieves the best possible result for the lowest price.  But imagine this conversation between a client and a sports surface contractor…<br /><p> </p><br />‘We want an all-weather pitch because we think it's going to be cheaper for us to maintain.  How much is that going to cost us Mr Contractor and can you rebuild those 3 natural turf pitches while you’re about it?’<br /><br />‘We [...] agrostis1@btconnect.com Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0100 Grass Surfaces in the Urban Environment http://govtoday.co.uk/3576-Grass-Surfaces-in-the-Urban-Environment.html <p>Last year I attended a one day conference of landscape architects, urban designers and planners organised by RUDI.  I was horrified to hear grassed areas described by one of the speakers as ‘green deserts'. I had to spring to the defence of turf which is the basis of all of Agrostis Turf Consultancy's business. This misconception has to be nipped in the bud.</p><p>In most urban environments grass, and in particular sports turf, covers the vast majority of public open spac [...] agrostis1@btconnect.com Wed, 26 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100