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Your garden

Thank you to everyone who looks after their garden - you're making your neighbourhood a better place to live for everyone.

You’re responsible for making sure that your garden, yard, and hedges are maintained, tidy and free of rubbish at all times. If you don’t maintain your garden, you’ll have breached your tenancy agreement, and we may take action against you.

Keeping your garden tidy also helps you to get your £100 Responsible Tenant Reward at Christmas.

Garden Assistance Scheme

If you’re having trouble looking after your garden because you’re elderly or disabled, you may qualify to join the garden assistance scheme.

There’s a limited number of places on the scheme, so you’ll go onto a waiting list when you apply, and we’ll get in touch as soon as a place becomes available.

The scheme covers:

  • cutting your grass 12 times a year between March and October
  • cutting hedges twice a year, between May and June, and between October and November
  • a winter clean-up between November and March, including pruning shrubs and roses.

The scheme doesn't cover:

  • maintaining rockery
  • looking after newly planted areas
  • vegetable patches    
  • ponds
  • broken fences.

To qualify, you must be:

  • one of our tenants
  • getting low-level carer Disability Living Allowance, high-level mobility Disability Living Allowance or a Personal Independence Payment
  • aged 70 or above and not have an able-bodied adult living with you
  • you also must not have rent arrears of more than £100, unless you have a repayment plan in place that you’re maintaining.

If you think you’re eligible for the Garden Assistance Scheme and you’d like to apply, please complete an application formand send it to us by email with the documents we request on the form. 

For more information call 0115 876 1361 or email us.