Grounds maintenance and grass cutting
We are responsible for maintaining council-owned parks and open spaces, grassed areas, trees, play areas and horticultural features. This involves cutting back hedges and shrubs and also grass cutting.We aim to keep our borough clean, safe and pleasant for our residents and visitors.
In 2021 we planned sustainable management practices for our grassland sites, highway verges, and parks. We want to improve the habitat for wildlife by encouraging more native grasses and flowering plants. This includes giving plants time to grow and set seed, which means mowing some sites less and at specific times over the year. Some of our larger spaces which can support a natural wildflower meadow may only receive an annual cut.
Report a problem with grounds maintenance
If you have a compliment or concern about our grounds maintenance, you can contact us.
If you need to report a problem with hedges, shrubs or grass cutting, you can report it online. You should include:
- the exact location
- details of the issue - for example, overgrown grass or hedge