Frequently Asked QuestionsGround Maintenance

Can I get help to manage my garden?

By October 20, 2017 No Comments

Our Gardening Help Scheme is available at a small cost for those who find it difficult carrying out larger garden jobs such as cutting grass and hedges.

If there is no one living with you who can do the work and you are above pensionable age or have a disability that prevents you from doing the work yourself you could be eligible for this service. You will need to provide evidence of your age and/or disability.

How does the scheme work?

Your grass will be cut 8 times during the mowing season and hedges will be trimmed twice a year. Grass and hedge cuttings will be picked up. The charges are reviewed each year.

How to apply for the scheme

  • Complete the online form
  • We will assess your application and let you know whether you are eligible to join this scheme and confirm the weekly charge
  • The Contractor who will carry out the work will then be notified

The appropriate charge will be added to your rent account. Please note if you decide to leave the scheme part way through the year you will still be charged for the remainder of the year.

You must have a clear rent account to use this service, if you fall into arrears the service will be withdrawn and you will still be charged for the entire year. The Gardening Help scheme is not covered by Housing Benefit.