We do our very best to ensure that council owned or adopted parks and open space are kept in great condition with regular grass cutting, weed management and planting schemes. We also take care of trees and woodland stock in public areas.
Our grass cutting programme runs from the beginning of April and continues through to the end of October.
Weed spraying around obstacles such as lamp columns and signs takes place between April to October.
Chemical treatment of weeds on hard standing and paved areas starts in April and continues through to the end of October. Due to Government legislation Local Authorities can no longer use residual weedkiller on hard surfaces to prevent weed growth. Weeds now have to be evident prior to treatment which we appreciate can look unsightly.
Winter maintenance work consisting of pruning shrub beds and hedges runs from the beginning of November through to the end of March. Edging of grass verges has also been carried out across the Borough.
Tree work will continue throughout the year. During the winter months we have planted around 150 trees.