Community grounds maintenance
Our Grounds Maintenance Service ensures that our communal land around the district is maintained to a reasonable standard.
Looking after the community environment
This service is carried out by Sodexo on our behalf and includes the following:
This runs from March to November. Grass cutting on the communal areas is a ‘cut and drop’ service. Grass cuttings aren’t collected.
Hedges and shrubs are cut twice a year. We will do this either side of the nesting season after the 1 August and again before 1 March. Hedges and shrubs can’t be cut from 1 March to 31 July.
Communal hard standing areas should be sprayed four times per year. The chemical takes a few weeks to take full effect, so the weeds will gradually go brown and die. Sodexo will return to the area once the weeds have died off; using mechanical sweepers to clear the area.
Sodexo will carry out gritting during the winter months at our Housing for Older Person’s schemes. Maps are provided to Sodexo to show where the gritting will be done. Gritting will start when the Met weather forecast states that the temperature reaches -2 degrees Celsius for a period of three hours or more. Gritting isn’t carried out in any other areas, although we do try to fill our grit bins located around the district; enabling residents to grit areas for themselves if they wish.
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For more information on grounds maintenance, please contact our Estate Management Team Leader Rikki Burt on the details below:
Call: 01376 535400 Ext: 4196
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