COVID-19: Street care and grounds maintenance update
What are we responsible for cutting?
We're responsible for undertaking grounds maintenance work on any land we own, to include:
- Grass cutting
- Shrub beds
- Flower beds
- Rose beds
Our Grounds Maintenance team are responsible for cutting our grassed areas several times throughout the season. The frequency of cutting depends on the type of grass area.
What are we not responsible for cutting?
We do not cut grass which is:
- on private properties, or;
- on properties or estates owned by organisations other than ourselves.
We do however, cut the grass belonging to Parish Councils in some areas of Mid Devon.
Frequently asked questions:
We're normally unable to take any action outside the contracted schedule, although the property owner is entitled to cut back the offending vegetation on their property. Please Contact us for advice or to discuss your concerns.
Different areas of grass are cut at varying frequencies over the course of the season.
We're unable to collect and dispose of the grass clippings we cut due to the extra cost and resources this would incur.
We use spray herbicide control on moss, weeds, etc. in public spaces or communal areas. Pavements and gutters are the responsibility of Devon County Council, see DCC - Grass Cutting.
There is a waiting list and applications are considered by our Housing team. Please Contact us to enquire.