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Drainage demo for Bisham Abbey

8.00am 16th September 2005 - Exhibitions & Conferences

The next in the popular series of LDCA Sportsturf Drainage Days will be held on Thursday 20th October at the National Sports Centre, Bisham Abbey,
Nr Marlow, Bucks. A major new attraction this year will be two new sessions giving updates on funding programmes from Sport England and the Football Foundation.
Now in their eighth year these Sportsturf Drainage Days organized by the Land Drainage Contractors Association, are the UK and Europe’s only specialist sportsturf drainage event. The day combines a morning of presentations from well known leading figures in the sportsturf world, with an afternoon of working demonstrations from the country’s foremost sportsturf drainage contractors.
The LDCA Sportsturf Drainage Day has become established as one of the ‘must see’ events on the sportsturf calendar. The last event attracted a capacity audience of delegates from throughout the UK and overseas.
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and highlight the importance of drainage in sportsturf, to provide information on drainage systems and techniques, and to demonstrate good current practice.
The talks cover the principles of sportsturf drainage, drainage systems, installation methods, as well as turf establishment, aftercare and maintenance.
The new sessions from Sport England and the Football Foundation will also enable delegates to get the latest information on sources of funding, application procedures, and the specifications required for funding improvements to sports facilities.
The practical live demonstrations are a unique feature of the event. They show a wide variety of different types of equipment installing piped drainage systems with porous backfill, secondary treatments of sand slitting and gravel banding, decompaction,
renovation, and overseeding of turf, together with static displays of turf related products.
The event is aimed at all providers of sports and leisure turf facilities including sports and winter games pitches, golf courses, equestrian facilities, or amenity areas in parks and grounds. The day will be useful to those responsible for these areas in local authorities, schools colleges and universities, private sports clubs, football and rugby clubs, golf clubs, cricket clubs, racecourses and other similar facilities. For groundsmen and greenkeepers the day will be eligible for BASIS points and BIGGA Credits.
Further information and booking details for the event, which costs £95 + VAT to include lunch, refreshments and a delegate pack with speakers notes, can be found
on-line at the LDCA website or Tel LDCA Secretary Bruce Brockway on 01327 263264 or email

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