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Garden assistance scheme

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To ensure the safety and well being of residents and contractors during the COVID-19 outbreak, all contractors have introduced health and safety measures.

They will also follow the government's social distancing regulations as required.

This is a basic service for those who cannot maintain their gardens.

The Garden Assistance Scheme provides a basic garden service. It is available to council tenants, owner occupiers, tenants of private landlords and housing association tenants, who cannot maintain their gardens.

The scheme runs from April to October but applications can be made at any time during this period. This year the service will consist of eight grass cuts, reforming of edges  and weed killing on two occasions as well as two hedge cuts.

If you are elderly or disabled and qualify for the scheme, arrangements can be made to help maintain your garden. This includes cutting your grass or trimming any hedges in your garden. You may not be eligible if you have someone living with you or a family member who is able to help with basic gardening duties"

There is an annual charge for owners, tenants of private landlords and housing association tenants. For more information please contact your First Stop Shop.

If your garden is larger than 1000m2 there will be an additional charge. If you would like the garden to be maintained under the scheme, please contact your local housing office who will provide costs.

Page last updated:
16 Sep 2020

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