Grounds Maintenance

Tractor in John Coles Park cutting the grass in the summer

We manage and maintain various types of ground maintenance which cover a wide variety of usage. This maintenance includes plenty of seasonal work to maintain and enhance opportunities to create a green, clean, safe and functional outdoor environment for the residents of Chippenham and the local community.

We work with partners and stakeholders to consider the addition of new trees and woodland areas and work will begin in winter 2021/2022 to implement the newly adopted Tree Planting Policy which will see the number of trees we have in Chippenham double by 2026.

We have utilised the opportunity to introduce renewable technology to use some battery-powered equipment for our grounds maintenance. We are also investigating ways in which helps us reduce waste and increase recycling within our operations.

There is an extensive list of tasks that are performed to ensure high-quality grounds work is achieved, these tasks include:

Lawn maintenance
Hedge cutting and maintenance
Tree works
Horticultural planting and displays
Pruning, weeding and the cultivation of shrub beds
Gardening and pest control
Irrigation systems and maintenance
Cleansing of town centre and open spaces
Maintainance of hard surfaces
Maintain vehicles and equipment

Grass Cutting Strategy 2022