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Grounds maintenance

maintenance of grounds

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)
  • Allotments
  • Cemeteries managed by the Council and Closed churchyards

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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)

Check what we maintain in your area   Contact Us or Report a Problem

Highways Weed Control Toggle accordion

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.

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July 2020 schedule (round two starting 27th July 2020)

Updated 10th August 2020

AreaDescriptionEstimated Start DateStatus
Area 1City Centre and Central Areas27/7/20Complete
Area 2New Green and Batchwood20/7/20Complete
Area 3Marshalswick3/8/20Complete
Area 4             Jersey Farm, Outer Marshalswick and Oaklands to Fleetville5/8/20Complete
Area 5Oaklands to Fleetville, Highfield and Camp5/8/20Complete
Area 6King Harry, Cottonmill and Whitecroft
Harpenden, West
7/8/20Complete
Area 7Harpenden North7/8/20Complete
Area 8Harpenden East and South7/8/20Complete
Area 9Batford and Wheathampsted10/8/20Complete
Area 10London Colney and Colney Heath, Smallford7/8/20Complete
Area 11Chiswell Green and Park Street7/8/20Complete
Area 12  Redbourn10/8/20Complete

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.