Doncaster has recently been given City status and its roundabouts are now adorned with large painted poppies in readiness for Remembrance Day this Sunday 13th November.
A special ceremony was held on Wednesday 9th November which saw King Charles III and the Queen Consort confer city status on Doncaster.
The poppies have been painted by the council, across several of the roundabouts on major routes around the city, using the latest technology – GPS-guided robotic line marking on the Tiny Pro X line marking robot.
The ability to mark out custom logos and designs is the latest feature on the Tiny Pro X line marker distributed exclusively in the UK by Origin Amenity Solutions.
The robots are designed to spray ready to use paint technology such as the IMPACT range. To give an idea of the efficiencies, the machines use as little as 1.1 litres of paint per standard sized football pitch and eliminate the messy, time-consuming inconsistencies associated with dilutable concentrate paints. With significant time and money saving benefits all round, robots are increasingly valued as the smart investment.
Ian Wigglesworth, Street Scene Operations Manager is responsible for managing grounds maintenance activities in the Borough and comments, “The City is looking fantastic. The line marking robot is proving to be invaluable. It’s very straightforward and efficient – using the tablet supplied with the robot, we followed a simple three step process which enabled us to paint the poppies in whichever size we wanted throughout the city.”
Gary Brindle, a Technical Sales Account Manager for Origin Amenity Solutions adds, “This revolutionary feature has been heavily requested, and we are delighted with how well received it has been. It is fantastic to see how our customers are using it and I’m delighted how well the poppies have turned out. They look striking when driving around Doncaster.”
Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day as it’s best known, marks the day that World War One ended in 1918. A two-minute silence is held across the country at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month to remember those who have died in any conflict.
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