St Albans City and District Council is working in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council, Harpenden Town Council, Sandridge Parish Council and John O'Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd to provide grounds maintenance services across the City and District of St Albans.
We maintain grass, shrub beds, trees, flowerbeds and hedges as well as paths, play areas and playing pitches on land owned or managed by the Council in:
- Parks and public open spaces
- Communal gardens in council housing
- Council housing assisted garden maintenance
- Highway grass verges (from February 2020)
- Highways weed control
- Trees on highway verges within built up areas (from 1st April 2020)
- Cemeteries managed by the Council and Closed churchyards
Please note, we do not have any maintenance responsibilities for grass, shrub beds, trees, flowerbeds, paths, play areas and playing pitches in areas such as:
- Housing trust areas
- Private land
- Private gardens
- Non-communal gardens in Council houses
- Trees on rural highway verges (roads between the towns and villages)
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The St Albans City & District Council manages weed control across the District on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council.
St Albans City & District Council will not be treating weeds from designated high-speed routes (such as the A414).
The work will be carried out by the Council’s ground maintenance contractor John O’Conner GM Ltd.
Spring 2021 schedule - Updated 6th April 2021
|Area||Description||Estimated Start Date||Status|
|Area 1||City Centre and Central Areas||29th March||Compleat|
|Area 2||New Green and Batchwood||31st March||Compleat|
|Area 3||Marshalswick||1st April||Compleat|
|Area 4||Jersey Farm, Outer Marshalswick and Oaklands to Fleetville||31st March||Compleat|
|Area 5||Oaklands to Fleetville, Highfield and Camp||29th March||Compleat|
|Area 6||King Harry, Cottonmill and Whitecroft|
|Area 7||Harpenden North||9th April||Compleat|
|Area 8||Harpenden East and South||12th April||Compleat|
|Area 9||Batford and Wheathampsted||12Th April||Compleat|
|Area 10||London Colney and Colney Heath, Smallford||12th April||Compleat|
|Area 11||Chiswell Green and Park Street||12th April||Compleat|
|Area 12||Redbourn||12th April||Compleat|
These dates are subject to change as a result of wet and windy weather conditions
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Grounds maintenance services within the District are provided by John O’Conner (Grounds maintenance) Ltd through a contract arrangement with the Council for a period of ten years from 2014.