You may pay for this ground maintenance through a service charge.
We use a contractor, John O'Conner GM Ltd, to look after any communal grassed or planted areas. They also help us to maintain other areas of Cottsway-owned land and carry out work including:
- grass cutting
- trimming hedges and shrubs
- removing litter and garden waste
- clearing leaves
We maintain a database of trees that are our responsibility. We make sure that these trees are safe and that they do not obstruct properties, roads or pavements. Wherever possible we aim to preserve trees and not cut them down.
Some trees on our sites fall under the responsibility of the local authority or individuals. If you have concerns about the safety or maintenance of a tree, we can check who is responsible for it, please contact us
Our grounds maintenance service does not cover customers’ private gardens. Older customers or those with a disability who have a private garden may be able to get help with garden maintenance jobs through our free assisted gardening scheme.
Public roads, pavements and footpaths
While we maintain our land, your local council/s are responsible for public roads, pavements, footpaths and street lighting, and there are sometimes also other parties responsible for maintenance and upkeep.
You can report a highways issue such as potholes and broken streetlights direct to your local council via: