How we maintain our parks and green spaces
We work closely with a number of friends groups to keep our parks and their facilities in good condition. We're in charge of:
- cutting grassed areas regularly
- weeding and pruning shrub and flower beds
- removing litter
- inspecting play equipment
- providing and emptying litter bins
- removing glass and harmful objects like discarded needles
Please visit our grass cutting webpage to see the areas we're in charge of cutting and our schedules.
You can help us look after our parks and open spaces by reporting problems to us when you see them.
No Mow May
This year, we’re supporting No Mow May and we’ll be leaving the grass to grow at two plots in our borough.
What plots will be involved in No Mow May
We’ll be allowing the grass to grow at plots in Cannon Hall and Locke Park. Find out more about our No Mow May plots below.
How will the grass be managed differently
We’ll be leaving the grass uncut at plots in Locke Park and Cannon Hall throughout May. This is part of our pledge to support the national campaign, which encourages people to not mow gardens and public areas.
Leaving the grass uncut can help to stimulate wildflowers, encourage pollinators and potential species reintroductions.
At the end of the May, the grass will be cut and all of the clippings will be removed from site.
Why are we supporting No Mow May
No Mow May is Plant life’s annual campaign to encourage residents, local authorities and businesses to reduce mowing throughout May.
Allowing the grass to grow for a month helps to give spring plants a chance to set seed before the first cutting, making for healthier, more diverse lawns.
Additionally, this gives wild plants to get a foothold in May, to feed bees, butterflies and other pollinators through summer.
Find out more about Plant Life’s No Mow May.
Wildlife conservation and biodiversity
See how our parks services team play a key role in nature conservation in the borough.