Safer Cleaner Greener Teams are responsible for the grounds maintenance, management and upkeep of:
- Over 120 sports pitches and playing fields;
- 26 parks;
- 30 ornamental gardens and displays;
- Over 120 play areas.
We also look after many other public areas, open spaces, school grounds and highway verges.
Grounds maintenance duties vary widely and include grass cutting, weed spraying, maintenance of ornamental bedding displays and herbaceous borders, tree and shrub maintenance, and playground and sports markings.
Our aim is simple, we want to maintain and enhance the local environment for the benefit of everyone.
Our four area teams are the same as the Calderdale Ward forum areas. Our teams are able to link with residents, working partners and community groups to respond to local neighbourhood issues.
All our areas have maintenance schedules which help to keep the local environment in good order.
These schedules relate to the planting of bedding plants, grass cutting, hedge cutting, sports pitch maintenance and ornamental planting.
Some examples of the basic maintenance schedules that we work towards include:
|Mowing open space grass||Every 2 weeks (between March – September)|
|Mowing amenity grass||5 times a year (between March – September)|
|Mowing low maintenance grass||2 times a year (between March – September)|
|Amenity hedge cutting||2 times per year|
|Ornamental hedge cutting||4 times per year|
|Flower bed maintenance||New bedding twice a year, weed removal 7 times a year|
|Shrub bed maintenance||Prune once a year, weed removal 6 times a year|
|Herbaceous border maintenance||Prune and divide once a year, weed removal 6 times a year|
|Maintaining sports pitches||Mark out once a year|
|Litter removal||At every visit to maintained areas|
This is a small example of all the routine tasks that our service carries out throughout the year to maintain Calderdale's parks, open spaces, streets and public spaces. Additional responsive duties are highlighted and dealt with when they occur. Please be aware that this is a guide only. Horticultural activities are often dependent upon weather conditions and as such may vary from the times specified.
If you have any views or suggestions on our grounds maintenance, or would like to report a problem contact Safer Cleaner Greener Services.
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