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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 1st February 2020)
  • Highways weed control
  • Trees in parks and public open spaces
  • Trees on highway verges within urban areas (From 1st April 2020)
  • Allotments
  • 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

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

Highways Weed Control Toggle accordion

The 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 working in partnership with a specialist weed treatment company Complete Weed Control Ltd and Weed Treatment on Herts County Council Highways

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2020 schedule

AreaDescriptionEstimated Start DateStatus
Area 1City Centre and Central Areas  
Area 2New Green, Batchwood and Inner  
Area 3Marshalswick  
Area 4Jersey Farm, Outer Marshalswick and Oaklands to Fleetville  
Area 5Oaklands to Fleetville, Highfield and Camp  
Area 6King Harry, Cottonmill and Whitecroft
Harpenden, West
Area 7Harpenden North  
Area 8Harpenden East and South  
Area 9Batford and Wheathampsted  
Area 10London Colney and Colney Heath, Smallford  
Area 11Chiswell Green and Park Street  
Area 12Redbourn  

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

The Grounds Maintenance Contract Toggle accordion

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.