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Millstone Win At Charity Shooting Day

Posted on 22/10/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

191020123371Ben Gilbert of Millstone Landscapes Ltd succesfully won the award for Top Gun at the Redrow Homes Charity shooting day.  The event proved to be a huge success raising over £6000 for Charity.  We are delighted to have been able to take part and contribute towards raising this considerable sum of money.  We at Millstone Landscapes Ltd try to help when we can towards funding needy charities, as we feel it is important to help those less fortunate.  Many congratulations to Ben for scoring 46 out of 50 shots and beating a field of 65 competitors on the day.

New Contract won at Durrants Village, Faygate

Posted on 05/10/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

logo_faygate1Millstone Landscapes Ltd has successfully won the Landscaping Contract for the site landscaping of a new retirement village in Faygate.  Durrants Village, being built by Ardmore Construction, will be constructed over a 3-4 year period and will involve carrying out some major landscaping works.  We very much look forward to working alongside Ardmore Construction, who we hope to form a close partnership with, to create a beautiful landscaped environment for its new residents to enjoy.

Millstone Approaching Milestone

Posted on 07/09/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

At this year end, Millstone Landscapes Ltd have been trading for 20 years.  Starting in 1992 we have grown to become an established name in our industry, providing our clients with a high standard professional service.  We would like to thank all our clients for there continued custom over the past 20 years.  We aim to continue to grow and to provide a reliable, professional service to all our new and existing clients for many more years to come.  Thank you.

Congratulations to Team GB

Posted on 08/08/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd would like to send our sincere congratulations to all those Great Britain Medal Winners at the 2012 Olympic Games.  We have all been watching with great enthusiasm with some of us being lucky enough to attend some of the events in London.  All the athletes have shown what hard work and dedication can reward.  Well done.

Salisbury Show Home Garden Completed

Posted on 06/07/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

linden-salisburyMillstone Landscapes Ltd have finished creating a beautiful Show Home Garden for Linden Homes in Salisbury.  We offer a complete landscaping service from initial design stage to practical completion.  Working to a within a tight deadline and set budget, we pride ourselves on making each garden unique and specific to the target audience.  We are very pleased to be working alongside the Linden Homes Sales department, creating individual, eye catching displays for them at numourous developments.

Taylor Wimpey Contract Won

Posted on 20/06/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are delighted to have won a new contract with Taylor Wimpey Homes at Hambrook, West Sussex.  This will be our first site working alongside Taylor Wimpey and we hope it will be the start of a long and succesfull working partnership together.  We will strive to create a highly aesthetic landscaped development for them at Hambrook.

Sponsored Fire Walk

Posted on 14/05/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Congratulations to Paul for completing the sponsored Fire Walk on Saturday in aid of Winstons Wish appeal.  He managed to walk into work unscathed this morning!! Well done Paul.  By taking part, he has raised money to help a very worthy charity.2012_05_14_10_18_060001 We would like to thank all those who donated.

Millstone Landscapes Ltd to Donate Trees to Local Community

Posted on 13/04/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

To mark the Queens Jubilee this year Millstone Landscapes will be donating six lime trees to Lavant Parish council to plant on the village green.  Each tree will represent a decade of the Queens Reign.  It has also been agreed that we will be donating an English Oak tree to Lavant C of E Primary school to be planted as a commemerative feature.  Here at Millstone Landscapes Ltd we know how important it is to help our local community. By donating these trees we hope that they will grow and be enjoyed by residents for many generations.

New Projects Co-ordinator

Posted on 21/02/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

We all at Millstone Landscapes Ltd would like to give a warm welcome to Jake Smith our new Projects Co-ordinator.  Jakes main role will be to liase with onsite managers and to organise our teams to ensure complete efficiency on all our existing and forthcoming contracts.  Jake has a wealth of experience in Landscaping, carrying out many commercial and residential landscaping contracts for developers in the past.  We see him as an asset to the company and we wish him every success in his new role. Welcome.

Happy New Year 2012

Posted on 04/01/12, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

All of us here at Millstone Landscapes Ltd would like to wish all our clients a Happy New Year and wish them all a prosperous and productive Year.  We look forward to working alongside you all throughout the year on many new and existing projects.

Annual Christmas Shoot 2011

Posted on 28/11/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Thank you to all those who attended the Christmas clay pigeon shooting event on Sunday 27th Nov.  A great day was had by all.  The weather was perfect, the shooting was competitive and the company was great.  May we add our congratulations to Persimmon Homes South Coast who won best scoring team on the day.  The priceless Millstone trophy was presented by Arthur to Chris Holt on the day, of which has now taken pride of place in their regional offices. We are also pleased to announce that the raffle on the day raised £110.00 for the African Children Charity.

Persimmon Homes South Coast Winners 2011

Persimmon Homes South Coast Winners 2011

New Works Division in Hampshire

Posted on 21/10/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are pleased to announce that we have established a new base in Andover.  From here we will be operating to sites in the Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire areas.  Mr Roger Moore our Projects Manager will be running the division and we wish him every success. 

                                                         Our new telephone number for this area is: 01264 712173.  For any enquiries please call the office and we will be more than happy to help.21102011209

NHBC Pride In The Job Awards 2011

Posted on 06/10/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd have landscaped five of the sites awarded NHBC awards this year being Barratt Homes at Felpham,  A2 Dominion Homes at Walton on Thames, Charles Church at North Bersted and Persimmon Homes at Picket twenty and Shaftesbury.  We are very proud to have worked alongside these companies to ensure that the site landscaping was carried out and maintained to a very high standard throughout 2011. We would like to congratulate our clients on their success and hope to maintain our highly committed working relationship with them on many other future developments.

 

       

New contract won in Didcot!

Posted on 05/09/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes Ltd are delighted to announce that we will be working alongside David Wilson Homes at Great Western Park in Didcot.  We will strive in creating yet another high quality landscaped housing development and are looking forward to again working for such a highly renownned housing developer.

The dreaded Knotweed

Posted on 02/08/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

We have found that over the past few years the problem of Japanese Knotweed is increasing throughout the southern counties and many of our clients involved with the construction industry, and also local authorities, are coming across this evasive weed.

We at Millstone Landscapes Ltd have been dealing with this on-going problem for many years and offer a complete service from identification of the weed to compiling a detailed course of action to remove it from sites.

We are currently chemically treating several large infestations and are dealing with many enquiries on a weekly basis.  E-mail sales@millstonelandscapes.co.uk or contact our offices with any enquiries.

Sponsored Skydive for RNIB

Posted on 07/07/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

We at Millstone Landscapes wish the best of luck to our Sales Manager, Matt , who is attempting to raise enough money to skydive for the RNIB. We fully appreciate what a great charity this is and wish him all the encouragement and luck in raising funds for this organisation.  He’s asked anyone who would like to sponsor him to contact the office or message him at matt@millstonelandscapes.co.uk.  All contributions we’re sure will be greatly accepted.  We all hope he can raise enough money to take the jump.

Millstone Landscapes Ltd to hold St Wilfrid’s Charity Event

Posted on 08/06/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

We at Millstone Landscapes Ltd are very pleased to be involved with the opening of a new phase of housing at the Berkeley Homes site at North Bersted on the 18th June.  We will be setting up a plant sale stall on the day to try and raise funds for our chosen charity St Wilfrid’s Hospice, who we have supported for many years.  We wish Berkeley Homes every success with this new phase. We will be working alongside them to implement the new landscaping scheme throughout the new phase.

We have recently completed the structural landscaping to the new road layout at North Bersted.  This involved designing and planting the new roundabout, on which we planted over 400 ground cover roses.  Several hundred tree whips and standard trees were also planted alongside the road on the approaching verges.  Our clients are delighted with the end result.

Growth in the Millstone Landscapes Team

Posted on 08/04/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

2011 has started with growth not only on our plantings and landscapes, but also in the Millstone team where we have some new members of staff. Since the start of the year we have employed five new landscapers, a new Yards man who commenced at the beginning of April and a Projects Manager to help keep things running smoothly on sites. A Sales Manager has been appointed to start in May; he will be generating new projects and re-launching the private landscaping side of the business.

Our apprentice has passed his CSCS Health and Safety test and is taking his Brush Cutting course very soon – he attends Chichester College once a week.

April see’s 300,000 tree’s & a superb landscaping project in Andover for Millstone Landscapes

Posted on 08/04/11, filed under Fresh News, News | No Comments

We have now completed the first stages of native screen planting in front of a new large housing development near Andover, planting 17,000 native tree whips in tree shelters as part of the road screening works. We have also won the contract to plant the first phases of the development involving plot planting, public open spaces areas, sport pitches and communal areas. The site should run for several years and will have thousands of tree planted on its boundaries.

This April we have taken over the landscaping of a major site in Maidstone, Kent for Redrow Homes which involves plot planting, open space landscaping and verges around the site.


300,000 Tree’s
As a company, we are proud to announce that between November 2010 and April 2011 (bare-root planting season) we have planted over 300,000 tree whips on various projects. This proves that new developments can play an active role in conservation by increasing tree stocks and providing natural habitats for our wild-life in the future. Since Millstone Landscapes started trading in 1992, we have planted around 2 million trees over the southern counties.

If you are a developer and require that extra special landscaping service then please contact us for a free estimate.

Maintaining your Landscape & Maintaining our Equipment

Posted on 08/04/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

The landscape maintenance season has got under way with a bang at Millstone!

As of 1st March our teams were once again set for a very busy season.

To help with efficiency and to make life easier for our teams, we have invested heavily in new equipment from new transit vans to the most up-to-date ride-on mowers. All our maintenance staff are fully trained and take a pride in the sites that they maintain for our clients.

If you have a landscape that requires regular maintenance then please contact us for a free estimate.

New Chichester to Bognor Roundabout Landscaping Contract Awarded to Millstone Landscapes

Posted on 08/04/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

We are pleased to have the contract to design and plant up the new roundabout and surrounding area of the new roundabout on the Chichester Road into Bognor Regis, working for a consortium of developers (Persimmon Homes, Charles Church and Berkeley Homes).

Planting consists of over two thousand ground cover Roses in four varieties with Pine trees as the structural feature in the centre.
The approach road verges will be planted with native trees and hedges and should be completed by Easter.  Check back here for updates.

If you are a local authority or a developer and require quality landscaping services please contact us for a free estimate.

Millstone Landscapes – Proud to be recycling 85% of our waste

Posted on 15/02/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Re-Cycling – The company is pleased to report that 85% of waste materials produced is re-cycled. All flower pots are given to local nurseries, green waste is processed into compost, paper from the office is regularly collected by a re-cycling company, and pallets and wood waste is chipped into a mulch material which is then re-used for woodland paths. We are working towards a 0% waste and hope to achieve this over the coming years.

Latest News – Millstone Planting Contract in Hampshire

Posted on 15/02/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

We have recently won a large planting contract close to Andover in Hampshire. The first stage commences in February 2011 and involves planting 20,000 tree whips as a buffer zone against the adjoining motorway. Further stages will commence in Autumn 2011.

Another interesting project that the company have just completed in Dorset involved re-layering of ancient hedgerows on a new development site. The hedges had been untouched for over thirty years and some major layering and under-planting works were carried out.

Millstone Association with The Princes Trust scheme

Posted on 11/01/11, filed under Fresh News | No Comments

Millstone Landscapes is pleased to be associated with The Princes Trust scheme, and in October one of our Directors gave a presentation to the local group on the subject of interviewing and what is generally expected by an employer – giving the students an insight into the other side of the table.   Following this, Millstone Landscapes offered a 2-week work experience placement to one of the students followed by a permanent position commencing in the New Year.

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At the end of November one of our landscaping teams erected a huge 25 foot Christmas tree with almost a thousand twinkling lights outside the Show Homes at the new Felpham housing development site.

It seems a long way off, but Landscapers have to be thinking about the spring in the winter, and during November Millstones planted many thousands of colourful spring-flowering bulbs to create a stunning display at Easter outside many of our current working sites.

Trading is still very tough but hopes are high for a better year in 2011 and, on a happier note, this year saw the wedding of our Projects Co-Ordinator in September and two beautiful baby girls born in November!
Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at www.princes-trust.org.uk

TEL:
01243 575111

EMAIL:
sales@millstonelandscapes.co.uk

ADDRESS:
Millstone Landscapes Ltd, Unit 4, Kingley Centre,
Downs Road, West Stoke,
Chichester,West Sussex,
PO18 9HJ

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