The Somerset Trailer Scheme is now available for clubs to book for their end of season pitch renovations.

Last year 30 clubs across Somerset took advantage of the scheme and we expect demand to once again be very high. For more information on the trailer scheme and to understand how it can benefit your club please read below or get in touch with the Somerset Groundskeepers Association Chair, Phil Mortimer on morts@tiscali.co.uk

TRAILER SCHEME CHARGES

FULL HIRE (PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO LONGER A ‘WITHOUT OPERATOR’ OPTION)

One day trailer hire with equipment for scarifying, picking up, seed, fertiliser and loam spreading. Our operator will work alongside club helpers, operating scarifier exclusively.

Basic hire cost:
£150

Per pitch cost:
£20 per pitch (up to 12 pitches)
£30 per additional pitch from 13 onwards

For example:

10 pitch square: £150 (Hire cost) + £200(10 x £20 per pitch cost) = £350
15 pitch square: £150 (Hire cost) + £240 (12 x £20 per pitch cost + 3 x £30 additional pitch cost) = £480

SCARIFYING / PICK UP OPTION

For clubs wishing to use a contractor for all spreading work – seed, fertiliser and loam. This may be an option for large clubs with more than one square.

One day trailer with scarifier (plus rotorake brush for Graden on North trailer). Operator to transport trailer to and from ground, operating scarifier only.

Basic hire cost: £115

Per pitch cost:
£15 per pitch (up to 12 pitches)
£20 per additional pitch from 13 onwards

For example:

25 pitches over 2 squares: £115 (Hire cost) + £440 (12 x £15 per pitch cost + 13 x £20 additional pitch cost) = £555

Booking Information

There are two trailers available to hire to help ensure this service is readily available for clubs across the county.

To book the trailer in the North & East of the county please contact Phil Mortimer- morts@tiscali.co.uk

To book the trailer in the South & West of the county please email Dave Counsell on David.Counsell@sky.com. Please note South Trailer no longer needs collection.

Before making any booking please read the following documents

2021 SGA Trailer Scheme Renovations Guide

2021 SGA Trailer Renovations Checklist for Clubs

New for 2021

New for 2021 the Somerset Cricket Foundation have agreed a two year partnership with Agrovista Amenity one of the leading suppliers of seed and fertiliser in the UK and additionally supply all types of soils. The partnership will enable Somerset Affiliated to clubs to purchase seed, fertiliser, soil and other stocked items at a discounted rate along with bespoke packages and free access to the Agrovista Amenity Academy  which is an online learning resource with courses and lessons created on a range of areas of turf management.

Next week our first packages will be made available along with more details on the offers/prices/products.

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