The Parish Council's grounds team works all year round. During the Spring and Summer months, the team tackles project work in response to community requests for service and complaints. This includes removing brambles, clearing pathways and overhanging shrubs/branches. The team is very careful to ensure that it does not disrupt nesting birds. Checks are undertaken before any work is begun.
Over the Autumn and Winter months 2018 to 2019, the team stops grass cutting and moves on to giving shrubs and hedges on public land an annual cut. This work takes approximately six months. For the remainder of the year, the team will respond to complaints where there are public access issues.
Last year, the team pruned many shrub beds very hard in order to reduce height and width that had been allowed to expand due to years of very low level maintenance. Please be aware that the aim is to bring the green environment across West back into a more manageable state and to enable established shrubs to regrow stronger and healthier.
The Parish Council is commissioning a Biodiversity Audit of West Swindon so that future shrub maintenance takes into account steps we can take to promote and protect wildlife and natural habitats.
Please be aware that Swindon Borough Council is responsible for trees and any high level tree maintenance.
West Swindon Parish Council Office, Link Centre Library, tel: 01793 466418 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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