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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Highways grass verges are cut by St Albans City & District Council via its grounds maintenance contract with John O'Conner Ltd on behalf of Herts County Council.
Grass cutting on highway verges is carried out between March and October each year. The cut for the whole District takes approximately 15 working days to complete which means the verges will be cut one to two times a month during the growing season depending on the growing conditions.
This equates to approximately 9 cuts per season
You can check which verges we maintain on behalf of Herts County by clicking the button below.
If you spot an error with the grass verge mapping please report it and we'll look into it.
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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.
Summer 2021 schedule - Updated 13th July 2021
|Area||Description||Estimated Start Date||Status|
|Area 1||City Centre and Central Areas||23rd June||Complete|
|Area 2||New Green and Batchwood||25th June||Complete|
|Area 3||Marshalswick||30th June||Complete|
|Area 4||Jersey Farm, Outer Marshalswick and Oaklands to Fleetville||30th June||Complete|
|Area 5||Oaklands to Fleetville, Highfield and Camp||25th June||Complete|
|Area 6||King Harry, Cottonmill and Whitecroft|
|Area 7||Harpenden North||5th July||Complete|
|Area 8||Harpenden East and South||5yth July||Complete|
|Area 9||Batford and Wheathampsted||25th June||Complete|
|Area 10||London Colney and Colney Heath, Smallford||28th June||Complete|
|Area 11||Chiswell Green and Park Street||28th June||Complete|
|Area 12||Redbourn||9th July||Complete|
These dates are subject to change as a result of wet and windy weather conditions