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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)

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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.

Map showing what verges we cut

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.

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Summer  2021 schedule - Updated 13th July 2021

AreaDescriptionEstimated Start DateStatus
Area 1City Centre and Central Areas23rd JuneComplete
Area 2New Green and Batchwood25th JuneComplete
Area 3Marshalswick30th JuneComplete
Area 4             Jersey Farm, Outer Marshalswick and Oaklands to Fleetville30th JuneComplete
Area 5Oaklands to Fleetville, Highfield and Camp25th JuneComplete
Area 6King Harry, Cottonmill and Whitecroft
Harpenden, West
28th JuneComplete
Area 7Harpenden North5th JulyComplete
Area 8Harpenden East and South5yth JulyComplete
Area 9Batford and Wheathampsted25th JuneComplete
Area 10London Colney and Colney Heath, Smallford28th JuneComplete
Area 11Chiswell Green and Park Street28th JuneComplete
Area 12  Redbourn9th JulyComplete

These dates are subject to change as a result of wet and windy weather conditions