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Newt surveys in all weathers

The great crested newt survey season is over again for another year…

Team ecology have been out nationwide searching for great crested newts in their waders. This year on a number of sites environmental DNA (eDNA) has been used to...

 
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Great Bat Detectives

The latest addition to the ecological equipment list is the state of the art bat detector; the EM3 Touch. This is a microphone that can be plugged into an iphone or an ipad and uses software to detect bat echolocation calls and transfer them into...

 
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Pleydell Smithyman Secure Major New Garden Centre in Green Belt

Planning approval has been secured for the total redevelopment of Bridgford Garden Centre near Nottingham which will...

 
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Welcome to our Team – Principal Ecologist, Nick Staples

Our ever growing ecology team has recently been joined by Principal Ecologist, Nick Staples.  With more than 15 years’ experience working in field ecology in the UK, Nick is sure to be a valuable addition to...

 
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Christmas Classroom

This Christmas, instead of giving cards, we are giving hope - to children in remote areas. Through Save the Children we will be building a school classroom in a remote area to bring children the gift of education and help them to achieve their...

 
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Celebrating Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Sporting Success

For the third year running, Pleydell Smithyman Limited were proud sponsors of the Energize: Community Project of the Year Award. The annual awards celebrate those who give unstinting voluntary support to community sports and the people who provide...
 
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Community Spaces Conferences

Our Project Consultant, Sarah Wheale, will be one of a range of speakers at the Energize Community Spaces Conference in November. The event, hosted by Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin County Sports Partnership, aims to help local...

 
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Pleydell Smithyman Limited Get GLEE-ful

Once again the Pleydell Smithyman team are out in force at the annual GLEE exhibition in Birmingham. The three day event showcases industry products and service suppliers from the garden retail sector and is great opportunity for members of our team...
 
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If you go down to the woods today……

Customers will be pleasantly surprised when they visit Thetford Garden Centre. The existing garden centre has had a 'make over'. The main shop has been refitted including new flooring & defined walkways to improve customer flow; redecoration...

 
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Garden Retail Power 100

Garden Retail's annual Power 100 charts the key figures of influence both within and outside the garden centre industry. The list is now in its fifth year and is developed with input from industry watchers.  More than 20 names have departed the...
 
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