Working with the NHS Trust

Proud to be working collaboratively with the NHS Trust.

From the 1st of April we are proud to announce that we are working collaboratively and in a very pro-active way with the NHS Trust. Wessex Grounds Services will be carrying out the Grounds Maintenance at Dorchester County Hospital.

WGS will be using innovative battery powered equipment where appropriate (more environmentally friendly and less noisy)

An important element of the contract includes Winter Maintenance and WGS will be purchasing a snow plough to fit on our brand new Deutz 120HP tractor.

Tractor and equipment for pitch renovations and maintenance.

Kelvin Mason – Senior Consultant

Wessex Grounds Services - Kelvin Victor MasonKelvin Victor Mason - Consultant at WGSWessex Grounds Services are absolutely delighted to announce the newest member of the WGS team and our Senior Consultant, Kelvin Mason.

Kelvin is an excellent horticulturist and he and Stephen have worked together previously at Brighton Parks Department.  His first project is working on a local authority plant nursery relocation project in the Manchester area but he will be available to assist with horticultural projects in the South of England in 2019.

Kelvin’s qualifications are too numerous to mention but suffice to say he has the Master of Horticulture (RHS), an I.L.A.M (Dip) and an O.N.D Amenity Horticulture (Distinction) to name but a few.

He is also a member of the Institute of Horticulture, the Institute of Groundsmanship, the Royal Horticultural Society and the Arboricultural Association and has a wealth of experience and knowledge spanning over 30 years and which is second to none.

He is also a part-time tutor with the Horticultural Correspondence College in Devon where he tutors, amongst other things, both Level 2 and Level 3 Royal Horticultural Society Courses and ABC Level 2 Arboriculture and Forestry Courses.

And if that were not enough, Kelvin also teaches RHS Level 2 Practical Horticulture Courses and Level 3 Practical Courses at Sparsholt College in Hampshire.

During what little time he has left he loves to tend to his own garden and fit in a bit of long distance running.

Please join us in welcoming Kelvin to our team.  We hope that many existing and new customers will benefit from his extensive expertise and knowledge over the coming years.

If you would like to talk to Kelvin, please get in touch with us directly on 0300 303 8616 or email enquiries@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk.

Wessex Grounds Services - Kelvin Victor Mason

 

Here is what Wessex have been up to.

Wessex have been busy, busy, busy.

We have been busy, busy, busy, but that is how we like it. Take a look at some of our latest ventures.

Our tractor operative Raymond in action in Bridport with 120hp tractor and 4 tonne top dresser.

Last renovation job of the year.  Full package of work including deep tine aeration, scarrification, 80 tonnes of top dressing sand plus overseeding.  Fertlising and further deep tine aeration to follow in autumn and possibly a selective weed control.

 

If this sounds of interest to you, then contact us on 0300 303 8616.

 

Giving something to a worth while cause.

We were more than happy to give and help Westfield Art College by donating a wheelbarrow and tools after they were broken in to – Read more at here.

Westfield Arts School

 

 

Educating is key for the future.

Steve Harris of Wessex Grounds Services recently went to St Andrews Primary School, Weymouth and gave a talk about plants to three classes.

Stephen Harris educates pupils

More on this and much more regarding St. Andrews Primary School can be found on their school website. Just click here to read more.

 

Seeding in Dorchester

Raymond again, doing some ground preparation and seeding in Dorchester.  If you need any seeding done, please contact us.

 

Line Marking

Wessex Grounds Services have been helping the Jurassic Raptors with their American football pitches for several years and at different locations.  This year was very different as we invited our strategic supplies partner Rigby Taylor to initial mark a pitch using their fantastic robot marker.

This GPS- controlled machine made short work of installing a superb pitch, ready for the Raptors first game.  Bill Heinrich our contact at the Raptors was clearly delighted and stated that it was the best  pitch marking he had seen!

Many thanks to Simon Hughes of Rigby Taylor for installing his first American football pitch in the UK.

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If you need help with pitch markings or field works in the Dorset area please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Gate Installation

A gate we recently installed on a school site in East Dorset.  If you need gates or fencing please ring us on 0300 303 8616.

Gate Installation

 

 

Sports Fields De-compacting

Is your sports field compacted like the one below?  We can de-compact it for you! You can contact us via email - enquiries@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk

Compacted Sports Fields

 

 

Repairing Play Surfaces

We have been repairing. Is your play surfacing damaged – we can put it right tears/burns/ruts!!   Get them repaired by experts – call us on 0300 303 8616.

Play Surfaces Repaired

 

Now a member of the Professional Garden Consultants Association

Stephen Harris MIHort, MCMI, F.ALM, MPGCA , Managing Director of Wessex Grounds Services, has just been accepted as a full member of The Professional Garden Consultants Association, specialising in commercial estate management. 

The Professional Garden Consultants Association (PGCA) offers the very best in advice in maintaining the well-being of gardens for both commercial and private estates. The association is formed by a number of experienced independent consultants, each of whom hold a number of different certifications and qualifications proving their competence.

 

The PGCA now has Stephen Harris as a full member.

 

 

If you need professional help with any amenity horticulture issues, please do not hesitate to contact Stephen on 07870 976800, or call the Wessex Grounds Services office on 0300 303 8616.

Health & Safety Update

Here at Wessex Grounds Services we take Health & Safety Seriously.

  • Health and safety is a top priority for Wessex Grounds Services.  All team members enjoyed a health and safety update from our health and safety consultant Martin Adlem.  Subjects covered included risk assessment, COSHH, electricity, noise, vibration and manual handling.
  • Our operatives have the very best equipment and we are constantly trialling safer and more environmentally friendly products.  All members of the team recently undertook a training course in the care and maintenance of strimmers, hedge cutters, blowers, chainsaws and cut off saws, to ensure they are always safe and in top condition for our customers.
  • DBS.  We are often asked if our staff are “vetted”.  Every single member of our team is routinely vetted and we do not employ staff without an enhanced DBS check.  So whether you are a school or a social care provider, our team can be relied upon.

 

Health & Safety

Spinning Around

Roundabout Re-surfacing

We have just finished replacing the surfacing to a roundabout at a play park in Burton Bradstock.

Here is an image from before -

The surface of the round about at Burton Bradstock play park

 

During -

Resurfacing of Burton Bradstock round about

Completed -

The round about at Burton Bradstock has a new surface.

 

We love seeing children have fun safely. Round about’s provide children with increased vestibular stimulation, they can increase development of kinaesthetic awareness and can help children develop strength, balance and co-ordination. Movements like these can be therapeutic to growing children.

It is essential to ensure the surrounding surfaces are safe. If you would like a quotation for your play ground then please contact us on 0300 303 8616.

Look what we have been up too.

We have been busy bees over the last month or so.

Wessex Grounds Services have been out on the road again tractor flailing in Chickerell.

Wessex Grounds Services Tractor Flailing

Grass cutting for Blenheims (communal areas around housing estate at Chickerell).

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A new contract at Winfrith Newburgh, grass cutting their field. 

Cutting grass at Winfrith Newburgh

Hedge cutting at the Sir John Colfox School.

Platform used for Hedge Cutting by Wessex Grounds Services

 

 

We had a lovely day at Dorchester Rugby Football Clubquadraplaying & lining their pitches.

Lining Rugby Pitches at Dorcester Rugby Club

Line marking at Dorchester Rugby Club

Whilst on the subject of rugby here is an image of the rugby posts we installed at Thomas Hardye School in the summer.

Installation of new Rugby Posts at Thomas Hardye School

 

Remember Wessex Grounds Services are your answer for a sensible price with a professional outcome whatever the job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buxton House receives 5* award

Wessex are proud to have helped Buxton House win a  5* award amongst stiff competition. Wessex Grounds Services currently have the contract to maintain the grounds which received a mention. Read the full write up in the local paper – http://ow.ly/ras730dJZU7 or read below.

Buxton House, on Radipole Lane, was awarded a Star Award in Care South’s annual awards

Buxton House win 5* Award

A WEYMOUTH care home has been recognised for going the extra mile to create a home-from-home for its residents.

Buxton House, on Radipole Lane, was awarded the ‘Pride in our Home’ award at Care South’s annual Star Awards.

The award recognises care homes in the south of England that work hard to create welcoming surroundings and home like atmospheres for residents, family members and employees.

Buxton House residents praised staff for their excellent care and attention to detail, with flowers in the entrance hallways and communal areas, well-kept gardens, tasty food and a varied activities programme.

Janine May, home manager at Buxton House, said: “We are thrilled to be awarded the ‘Pride in our Home’ accolade. Our team works tirelessly to create a warm and inviting home for our residents and we are so proud that our efforts have been recognised and rewarded.

“I would like to congratulate each and every one of my staff for their contribution; their hard work is what makes Buxton House a caring and happy home.”

Staff collected their award at a ceremony held at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium which also recognised the achievements of over 50 staff who received formal qualifications throughout the year.

Susan Willoughby, chief executive of Care South, said: “Now in their seventh year, the Care South Stars Awards are a highlight of the year. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the professionalism, passion, and commitment to care that is delivered day in, day out by our staff across the company.

“Once again, we received an incredibly high number of nominations from colleagues, residents and service users. All our finalists and winners should be extremely proud of themselves for the exceptional commitment they have demonstrated to providing the highest quality care for our residents and service users.

“The Awards provide us with the chance to publicly acknowledge and thank our staff for their dedication and hard work, which makes such a huge difference to the lives and wellbeing of those we care for. We should also recognise the immense role teamwork has to play in helping us deliver the best quality care.”

Gardens ar Buxton HouseGardens at Buxton House

Investing in the Latest Technology

“Wessex Grounds Services continue to invest in the very latest technology.  We have replaced our previous gang mower with a brand new Trimax Pegasus S4 roller mower, supplied by New Forest Farm Machinery, just in time for the new grass cutting season.

Our tractor driver Raymond Larder was quick to point out that the new machine has already reduced our fuel consumption by at least 20% based on onboard tractor computer analysis  and significantly increased productivity on site, so the machine is definitely good for the environment as well as our commercial success.

Raymond now has a first class armoury of equipment to compliment his new Deutz Fahr tractor.  He can cut large fields quickly and to a superb standard, he can overseed, deep tine, fertilise and scarify pitches as well as cut field hedges with his new Bomford long reach hedgecutter.

MD Stephen Harris added that although this equipment was expensive he was absolutely committed to increasing standards, improving efficiency and reducing the company’s carbon footprint.”

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Carbon reducing roller mower

Red Trimax Roller Mower

 

Cricket Area complete with cage.

Wessex Grounds Services have recently installed a new practice netting area in Oxford. An artificial surface and cage. It is complete and ready to use for this coming cricket season. This team should have no excuses not to gain more runs now!!! Should you require our services for something similar the please contact us on 0300 303 8616.

 

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St. John's New Cricket Strip

New Line Marking System

“Wessex Grounds Services continue to invest in new high performance equipment.  This new hard surface line marking system produces a straight and crisp line and is suitable for tennis, netball, volleyball and play markings in a range of colours.  However it does require a good eye and a steady hand!!  If you are interested  in a quotation please contact Amanda on 07795 515864.

 Precise Line Marking of Tennis Courts Hard surface white lining

MUGA – Totnes, Devon

Surfacing of a MUGA for a School in Totnes, Devon

Wessex Grounds Services undertook the surfacing for Rhino Play Limited, based in Newton Abbot.  As we are a recommended Notts Sport installer, Notts Sport introduced us to quote for the customer and we won the work.

The MUGA design was requested by On Track Education based in Totnes, and in conjunction with Rhino Play and Notts Sport the design was agreed.  Wessex Grounds Services were sub contracted for the surfacing aspect of the work.

The work was planned and started on Tuesday 3rd Jan straight after the Xmas break. The weather was one factor that could have hampered this project however on this occasion we were lucky as the weather was lovely and sunny the first week back to work so the project was completed on target and on budget.

we did last week for a school in Totnes, Devon. We started this fresh in the New Year on Tuesday 3rd Jan and finished it on Thursday 5th Jan.  This is a MUGA (multi use games area) that can be used for a variety of sports.

VHAF NottsSward 1300 Grass Green carpeting was used.

Carpet laid in MUGA in Totnes, Devon

Replace Carpet in a Playground

Haydon Wick Parish Council in Swindon replace worn out play surface in it’s park.

Wessex Grounds Services won the contract to replace an area of carpet within the Haydon Wick Parish Council, Swindon park and to install 4 play panels.

Here are some images of the installation and results. 

Playboards installed to a park in SwindonPlayboards installed to a park in Swindon

 

Playground in Swindon having new carpet laid.New carpet laid at children's play park in Swindon

If you require advice or a quote for renewing or repairing, designing or maintenance for your parks and playgrounds  call us on 0300 303 8616.

 

Reflective Area Installed – St. Mary’s School, West Moors

Adding a Reflective Area.

St. Mary’s School, West Moors asked Wessex Grounds Services to quote for installing a refective area within their school grounds. Wessex Grounds Services were awarded the job and have since completed the works.

The following images show the new reflective area.

View from outside the reflective area at st. Mary's SchoolInside view of the Reflective Area, constructed for St. Mary's School, West Moors.

Reflective Area at St. Mary's School, West MoorsWest Moors, St. Mary's School's Reflective Area

Wessex Grounds Services can help design and install a reflective area for your school. We can also help you revive other areas of your playgrounds. For more information please call 0300 303 8616 or drop us an email - enquiries@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk

Children’s Playground Freshened Up

Synthetic carpeting used to freshen up and make an existing children’s playground more child friendly.

Recently a Dorset school requested their playground to be freshened up and in the process making the surface more child friendly, using synthetic carpeting. Wessex Grounds Services recently carried out the work.

The following image is part way through the transformation, but it clearly shows the great results that synthetic carpet with great design and landscaping can achieve.

Synthetic carpet installed in a Dorset school playground

Wessex Grounds Services can cover most designs previously set in harder surfaces i.e. wet pour or tarmac. For more information please call 0300 303 8616 or drop us an email - enquiries@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk

Large routine maintenance contract with leading care provider

Wessex Grounds Services are happy to announce a new working partnership with Care South.

 

Wessex Grounds Services are excited to announce that Care South, a leading provider of residential and home care across the south of England, has entrusted WGS to routinely maintain the grounds of ten of their sites. Eight sites in East Dorset and two sites in Weymouth, South Dorset.

WGS has also undertaken ad hoc landscaping projects at two of the sites.

Talbot View, Bournemouth

Care South's before Landscaping ImageBuxton House prior to landscaping from Wessex Grounds Services

Care South's - Buxton House, finished landscaping projectFinished Landscaping for Care South's Talbot View Residence

and Buxton House in Weymouth.

WGS look forward to this new venture and building a strong working relationship with Care South in the future.

If you would like to find out more about the services we offer please call 0300 303 8616.

Wessex Grounds Services continues to invest in new capital equipment.

Managing Director, Stephen Harris has just ordered a third John Deere 1445 power unit combined with a Trimax cutting unit from New Forest Farm Machinery.  This is a first rate ride on cutting combination and will enable us to attend to the new work we have acquired this year with capacity to spare.

 

Nick Leeming, newly appointed Operations Manager said - “for a small company I have been pleasantly surprised at how well equipped the company is, with a good depot, tractors, gang mowers, four ride on mowers and five cutting decks, not to mention the tractor mounted field care equipment and a vast array of hand held powered equipment.  We are ready for anything”.

WGS welcomes Nick Leeming and Nigel Beckett to the team

Welcome to Nick and Nigel who joined the team on 5th January 2015.

Steve says “WGS are here for the long term.  We are investing heavily in the business to ensure we provide all of our customers with what they are paying for without the need to chase us. We now have a first class management, technical and business support team - very experienced, innovative and dynamic”.

If you would like to speak to any of the team please feel free to contact them direct:-

 

Clive – Business Development Manager – clive@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk – 07584297258

Amanda – Office Manager – amanda@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk – 07795515864

Iain – Operations Manager (West) – iain@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk – 07920452102

Nick – Operations Manager (East) – nick@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk – 07825137943

Nigel – Business Support Officer – nigel@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk – 07920407078

 

Wishing you all a successful New Year

Steve Harris, Managing Director

 

 

 

Wessex Grounds Services welcomes Clive Sinden to the team

Clive Sinden

 

The latest recruit to the Wessex Grounds Services team is Clive Sinden, appointed as Business Development Manager. Clive arrives having completed 35 years in Local Authority Parks and Open Spaces and brings with him a wide range of knowledge and experience in the field of Amenity horticulture, landscape and arboriculture. He hopes to help the company progress in securing new work on all scales, short or long term contracts on grounds maintenance, landscape projects or tree works. For an informal chat, estimate or quotation please email clive@wessexgroundsservices.co.uk

Wessex Grounds Services achieves Altius accreditation

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Wessex Grounds Services is delighted to have gained Altius vendor accreditation following a rigorous, independent assessment process.

Stephen Harris, Wessex Grounds Services Managing Director said: “Health and Safety is of paramount importance to Wessex Grounds Services. Achieving Altius accreditation demonstrates this and also provides our customers with the complete assurance that we have all the necessary health and safety systems, insurance coverage and other requirements in place.”

For further information about Altius accreditation visit their website.

 

We have moved

With effect from 1 June 2014 our new main depot will be at the Milborne Business Centre, Milborne St Andrew.

Our business has expanded rapidly in the last six months and this new, larger depot will provide us with better storage for our equipment, vehicles, trailers, tractors and materials.

Most of our operational staff will be based here. The site is conveniently placed for access to the A35 and for heading in any direction.

Our new address is:

Unit 5 Milborne Business Centre
Blandford Hill
Milborne St Andrew
Blandford
DT11 0HZ

All other company details remain unchanged.

WGS celebrates completion of prestigious landscaping project

Wessex Grounds Services is celebrating the completion of the first phase of an exciting landscaping project in Somerset.  The 7.8 acre garden has been redesigned and rejuvenated by award winning garden designer Arne Maynard.  Working in collaboration with other specialist contractors WGS provided hard and soft landscaping services to the first phase of the project.  For more information about our landscaping services contact us.

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Wessex Grounds Services landscaping

Wessex Grounds Services landscaping

Wessex Grounds Services landscaping

Wessex Grounds Services landscaping

Wessex Grounds Services landscaping

Wessex Grounds Services celebrates new school grounds maintenance contracts

WGS is delighted to be working with a number of schools from 1 April. These new contracts are across Dorset and include schools in Christchurch as well as the north, west and east of the county.  In preparation for these new contracts we have held two successful recruitment days in Dorchester and Blandford to increase our number of employees. We have been ordering extra equipment to support our new staff teams and await the delivery of an additional Mitsubishi L200 as well as a Teagle fertiliser spreader, Sisis Quadraplay and a Redexim Charterhouse Overseeder in the next couple of weeks. Our success in securing new work isn’t purely down to offering the most competitive price, customers are reassured that we are investing in our staff through the Living Wage accreditation as well as investing in new equipment and machinery which allows us to provide a reliable, efficient and innovative service.

In addition to our new school contracts we have also recently acquired the contract to provide the grounds maintenance at three Dorset Sure Start centres as well as a three year grass cutting contract for Dorchester town council cemeteries. As the approved installer for Notts Sport synthetic surfacing in the south west we are receiving a steady stream of surfacing enquiries and orders. This work relies on dry weather so we’re pleased to see a break in the rain as we are about to install a new play area for Wychavon District Council. We are also gearing up for spring sports pitch renovations, as the Rugby Football Union’s grounds maintenance contractor for Dorset we’ll have a number of pitches to work on across the county.

If you would like to find out more about Wessex Grounds Services please contact us.

Wessex Grounds Services becomes a Living Wage employer

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Wessex Grounds Services has today become one of the first organisations in this region and sector to become an accredited Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. It is based on the amount that an individual needs to earn to cover the basic costs of living. Accountancy firm KPMG has reported that 20% of all workers in the UK, nearly five million people, are paid below it.

The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty. An independent study of the business benefits of implementing a Living Wage policy in London found that more than 80% of employers believe that the Living Wage had enhanced the quality of the work of their staff, while absenteeism had fallen by approximately 25%. 66% of employers reported a significant impact on recruitment and retention within their organisation. 70% of employers felt that the Living Wage had increased consumer awareness of their organisation’s commitment to be an ethical employer.

Rebecca Vaughan, Office Manager at WGS said “Wessex Grounds Services is proud to become a living wage employer, we value every employee and we are committed to ensuring that all staff, permanent and subcontracted, are paid at least the Living Wage.”

Rhys Moore Director of the Living Wage Foundation added “The benefits the Living Wage brings to staff and business are clear. I welcome the leadership shown by Wessex Grounds Services on this important issue.”

To find out more about becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer visit www.livingwage.org.uk

 

Sports Pitch Alert

rugby playerWe have just experienced one of the wettest winters in recent years which has turned even good quality pitches into bogs. Wessex Grounds Services are the RFU’s grounds maintenance contractor for Dorset, we can provide a range of services to maintain and improve your pitch. One off programmes of work are available as well as annual grounds maintenance services. Both of these options are tailored to the specific requirements of your club’s pitch and budget. Read more about our sports pitch services here

WGS become the accredited NottsSport Installer for the South West

Wessex Grounds Services have now completed the NottsSport Synthetic Surfacing training and are now the accredited NottsSport installer for the South West of England. Having now completed several children’s play surface installations for Fareham Borough Council WGS have already had a number of new enquiries from new customers.

If you are looking to repair an existing synthetic surface or are considering installing a new play area or sports pitch contact us.

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WGS acquires a Same Deutz Fahr Tractor and Soil Reliever

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Wessex Grounds Services (in partnership with the RFU) have acquired a Same Deutz Fahr tractor and Soil Reliever. The tractor and Soil Reliever equips WGS to provide a comprehensive range of sports field maintenance services. The Soil Reliever is a brilliant tool for tackling heavy compaction on sports fields in a cost effective way. This service is subsidised by the RFU.

Contact us for more information about our sports field maintenance plans.

Wessex Grounds Services awarded Duchy of Cornwall Grounds Maintenance Contract

Wessex Grounds Services is pleased to announce the start of a grounds maintenance contract at the innovative Poundbury development in Dorchester.

Steve Harris, WGS Managing Director said “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious contract with The Duchy of Cornwall. We look forward to working in partnership to provide an outstanding grounds maintenance programme to the highest standard.”

Poundbury is a new urban development on the outskirts of Dorchester. Designed by the Prince of Wales, work began on the site in the mid 1990’s and the development should be completed in 2025. The site will add approximately 5000 to the population of Dorchester with 2000 jobs in factories, office and general facilities around the site. Poundbury is made up of town houses, cottages, shops and light industry. Its innovative design allows the combination of traditional style architectures, environmentally friendly building techniques and modern town planning to create a thriving community in which people can work and live in close proximity.

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Wessex Grounds Services starts working at The Sir John Colfox School

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In partnership with SGP, Wessex Grounds Services have commenced grounds maintenance operations at the Sir John Colfox School, Bridport.

Steve Harris, WGS Managing Director explains: “We are excited about the prospect of working with SGP to deliver a first class grounds maintenance programme to the school. In the current challenging economic climate we have worked hard to devise a grounds maintenance plan that will deliver both a high quality service and value for money”.
The contract will see WGS undertaking all grounds maintenance at the site including grass cutting, maintaining the synthetic pitch, hedge cutting,
marking out pitches, maintaining shrub beds and ensuring the hard surfaces are clean and presentable.

Rob Buchanan, SGP Estates Manager, said: “I am really looking forward to working in partnership with Wessex Grounds Services and seeing them realise their innovative ideas for grounds maintenance at the school.”

Contact us for further information about grounds maintenance.

Wessex Grounds Services welcomes Iain Hewitt to the team

 

Wessex Grounds Services are delighted to welcome Iain Hewitt to the WGS Team. Appointed as Operations Manager, Iain brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to WGS.

“After 17 years for Dorset and 8 for Wiltshire County Councils, I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to join the team at WGS, delivering an innovative and quality service throughout the South West”.

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Work continutes at Stubbington Recreation Ground, Fareham

It’s been a busy week at Wessex Grounds Services. Work continues at The Stubbington Rec Ground, Fareham. A total of approximately 700 sqm of new carpet installed over the two sites in Fjord Blue,  Sunset Orange and Olive Green  – just three of the 15 vibrant colours available from the Notts Sport ChildsPlay range.  Wessex Grounds Services Foreman Mark Parfett was able to utilise a full range of equipment on the two sites including new concrete saw and hot melt glue gun.  Mark said “the team has worked really hard and produced a really high quality product”.

WGS has updated its insurance cover with the NFU. We have excellent cover including public and product liability which has been increased to £10 million, so you can be completely confident that Wessex Grounds Services has the very best levels of insurance cover.

We have been working closely with the Environment Agency recently and they have just issued us with a certificate of Registration under the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011.  We now have an Upper Tier carrier Dealer registration for controlled waste so all of our customers can be sure that we will be dealing with your waste correctly.

For more information about Wessex Grounds Services get in touch.

 

Synthetic Sports Carpeting Contract starts with Fareham Borough Council

Synthetic carpet fitting Wessex Grounds Services Dorset

Wessex Grounds Services is excited to have started work on a new contract with Fareham Borough Council installing Notts sport synthetic surfacing at a number of sites throughout East Dorset. Work began today on the first site at Eastern Parade, the WGS team have been repairing damaged play surfaces around the swings and play area, renewing them with Notts childsplay surfacing, to bring them up to a standard that the council and Fareham residents will be proud of.

Stephen Harris, Managing Director of Wessex Grounds Services said:“We are delighted to have won this prestigious contract with Fareham Borough Council. We are looking forward to providing an exceptional service not only in terms of quality and workmanship but also reliability and value for money.”

For more information about play area and sports carpet installation as well as on going synthetic surfacing maintenance get in touch.

New Sports Field Maintenance Contract Starts at Dorchester Rugby Club

Wessex Grounds Services Sports Field Maintenance

Wessex Grounds Services is delighted to have commenced a sports field maintenance contract with Dorchester Rugby Club. The work will include making sure that all three rugby pitches are clearly and correctly lined throughout the club’s busy season.

Dorchester Rugby Club is a thriving club supporting a range of adult and junior teams.  The men’s first team at Dorchester Rugby club currently play in the Southern Counties South Division whilst the Women’s team compete in the South West division. In addition to the first team the club has a strong second team which develops players who have come up through the ranks of the club’s junior section. The club has twelve youth teams from under 7s to under 18s as well as a junior girl’s team.

Find out more about our sports field maintenance services.

Sports Pitch Maintenance at Weymouth Rugby Club

Managing Director Stephen Harris recently supported Weymouth Rugby Club’s efforts to improve the drainage, grass sward and levels on two of their four pitches. This included the preparation and supervision of a works programme that included deep tine aeration, fungal and weed treatment, top dressings of sand and organic matter, fertilising, overseeding and shelter belt planting. Continue reading

Wessex Grounds Services appoint Health & Safety Advisor

Martin Adlem has been appointed as Wessex Grounds Services Health & Safety Advisor.  Managing Director Stephen Harris first met Martin on an IOSH “Managing Safely” course that Martin was running several years ago.  Stephen was impressed with Martin’s attitude to this important subject but also liked the fact that he was able to make the subject interesting with anecdotes and first hand experience.