Groundsmen and Greenkeepers from all over the North West will be converging on Eirias Park Stadium, Colwyn Bay next month (18th March) for the first one day seminar and trade show specifically organised to serve the region.
This joint, non profit making initiative (exhibitors have been asked for modest donations towards a sandwich lunch for all those attending) by Conwy Borough Council and Vitax Amenity includes a free seminar programme with subjects ranging from 'A Biological Approach to Pest Management in Green Flag Parks' by Becker Underwood to 'The Use of Selective Weed Killers and Weed Control Products' by Vitax Amenity.
Working demonstrations of 'line marking', 'spiking and slitting' and 'sandbanding' will take place in the central arena, which will be encircled by trade stands representing companies and organisations as diverse as Tacit, Sisis, Denby Plant Hire and The Welsh College of Horticulture.
Colin Turner, area sales manager for Vitax Amenity, who together with Peter Barton-Price, Principle Parks Officer for Conwy Borough Council is the brains behind the show, says that as well as promoting councils and local authorities the event is designed for groundstaff and groundspeople who wouldn't ordinarily be able to attend the larger trade shows such as Saltex. "When I was Grounds Manager for North Yorkshire County Council we never got to Windsor because it was too far," he explains. "These days it makes sense to augment the big shows with smaller, localised events which serve those in the industry working in a specific area."
The Eirias Park show is on Wed. 18th March at Eirias Park Stadium, Colwyn Bay from 10.00am to 4.30pm.
For further information on either visiting or exhibiting contact Colin Turner on Tel:07816 849559 or 01756 791482.