Garden Assistance Scheme

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

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

The scheme runs from March to October each year but applications to be included can be made at any time during this period. The Scheme is a basic service and consists of 10 grass cuts, reforming of edges on 2 occasions as well as 3 hedge cuts and weedkilling on 2 occasions per year.

If you are elderly or disabled and cannot cut your grass or trim any hedges in your garden, we can arrange for it to be done if you qualify for the scheme. If you have someone living with you or a family member living close by who is able to assist with basic gardening duties you may not be considered for inclusion in the scheme.

There is an annual charge for owners, tenants of private landlords and housing association tenants, for further information please contact your local housing office or first stop shop.

If your garden is deemed excessive in size i.e. larger than 1000m2, it will be subject to a separate charge. If you wish the garden to be maintained under the scheme, please contact your local housing office who will arrange for a cost to be provided.

If you would like to apply for inclusion in the scheme, please contact your local housing office and fill in a pdf icon Garden Assistance Scheme application form [241kb].

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions.

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