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We are responsible for the grounds maintenance on council-owned land within the borough. We aim to keep our parks and green spaces looking good all year round

We look after the grounds maintenance of parks, open spaces, council housing estates. This includes:

  • Communal areas.
  • Highway verges.
  • Traffic islands.
  • Schools.
  • Playing fields.
  • Sports pitches.
  • Cemeteries and crematoria.
  • Children's play areas

We also manage Dudley’s stock of Council owned trees.

Works schedule

Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed is a serious threat to natural habitats.  Find out more about Japanese Knotweed, control and disposal.

Further information

Why are grass clippings not removed?

The clippings are short and mulch down quickly which slows down regrowth. Raking up, loading, transporting and getting rid of them would also increase costs.

Can I cut the grass verge outside my house?

We know that some people like to cut the grass near their home more often than we do. You should be aware of the possible risk of injury to yourself, passing pedestrians and traffic.

Can we undertake private garden work?

No. If you need someone to undertake gardening or tree work on your own private property, you will need to contact one of the local lawn-mowing or tree services. The Yellow Pages is the best place to start looking but try to ensure that you use fully insured contractors.

How do you decide what work to undertake?

Our work is issued on a four weekly programme and the Area Managers and Supervisors have the freedom to plan their own work within each period. For example litter collection is issued on a four weekly basis may not be undertaken during the first week of each period. However, regular tasks should be undertaken on an evenly spaced frequency wherever possible or practicable.

Please be aware that this is a guide only, as horticultural activities are often dependent upon weather conditions and as such may vary from the times specified.

Dealing with an issue with High Hedges

Provided you have tried and exhausted all other avenues for resolving your hedge dispute, you are able to take your complaint about a neighbour's evergreen hedge to your local authority. 

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