Please find below information I have received from Parks & Countryside regarding the Grounds Maintenance contract across the city for the forthcoming grass cutting season.

“Our contractor Continental Landscapes Ltd will commence mowing on Monday 4th March. The council webpage for grass cutting has information for the public to download (suitable for mobile devices) however the attached document [Grounds Maintenance and Footway Weed Control in Public Streets and Council Housing Estates] has significantly more detail and has been drafted in a format that is suitable for you to provide to residents should this be helpful for casework.

Some concerns were raised with regard to the cutting  performance in relation to areas of banks and slopes and I agreed to look into what could be improved. Information in relation to these areas is included in the update, however over the winter period we have been engaging with the contractor on the issue and they have purchased additional mowing equipment specifically to address these concerns.”

If you would like an electronic copy of the document mentioned please email me at and I will send it to you.