Cutting grass, pruning shrubs - tell us what you need from our grounds maintenance service

In late September, we sent you a legal letter about grounds maintenance. It's nothing to worry about - we're just searching for a new company to look after the green spaces in your neighbourhoods. Help us hire the right people to get the job done.

You don't need to do anything

Halloween might be around the corner, but we didn't mean to send you a scary letter.

We sent out a legal letter which talked about our:

  • Notice of Intention to enter into Qualifying Long Term Agreement
  • Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003
  • Section 20 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (as amended)

You don't need to do anything, despite the formal words. It's just an invite to have your say on how we do grounds maintenance, if you want to, because we're looking for a new company to carry out the service for us.

What is 'grounds maintenance'

Depending on where you live, we may look after the green spaces in your neighbourhood. This covers things cutting grass, pruning shrubs, caring for trees and spraying weeds - all done on a set calendar, which only changes if the weather isn't quite right.

We hire other companies to do these things around your neighbourhoods. At the moment, we're searching for a new company to do this (this is what it means when we say the 'contract' is 'out for tender'!
We don't own all the green spaces where you live. There might be parks, grass verges, or communal lawns owned by other organisations, like Cheshire East Council for example. It's also important that you understand what we do and don't do - we're very clear about what tasks our contractors carry out and what is your or another organisation's responsibility.


What matters most to you? What do you need from your grounds maintenance service?

Fill out the form below by Sunday 22nd October 2023 and we'll take your considerations on board when we look to hire a new company for the service. 

Then, at the next stage of the process, we'll send out a follow up letter. This will explain who has been shortlisted for the contract and it will have our responses to any feedback that you give us. You'll be able tell us what you think at this stage too, before we make any final decisions.

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Have your say on our green spaces - regularly

Our Grounds Maintenance Residents Group take a look at our green spaces regularly, challenging us at the Trust and making sure we manage these areas in an effective, efficient and consistent manner. We want to make sure that you can live  in a safe and pleasant environment and this group helps us do just that. Why not join in?

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