The Councils Grounds Maintenance team manage and maintain Council owned land which includes parks, cemeteries, recreational areas, open spaces and country parks. Maintenance works will vary due to the nature/use of the land which involves grass cutting, vegetation and weed management including footpath treatment, tree and woodland management.
Our grass cutting and weed spraying programme generally runs from the beginning of April and continues through to the end of October, although we respond to seasonal changes and may start or finish earlier than these times due to timings of growth.
Due to Government legislation, the only form of treatment which Local Authorities are permitted to use provide no barrier treatment to prevent the growth of fresh weeds which is why weeds can be evident even in areas where spraying has taken place.
Grounds maintenance work from the beginning of November through to the end of March mainly consist of pruning of shrub beds and hedges.