Nottingham City Council is busy working across neighbourhoods on the first hedge cut of the season for Nottingham City Homes tenants on the garden assistance scheme.

Colleagues and apprentices from Nottingham City Council’s Neighbourhood Services will be working to maintain approximately 2047 hedges over an eight week period. The second cut is due to take place in September and October.

Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Nottingham City Council, said: “Our officers have worked hard to organise the hedge cutting service to maximise resources and help save the council money. The service benefits all local residents as gardens are maintained to a high standard which contributes to neighbourhoods looking clean and tidy.

“Tenants can be assured that all properties will be visited during this period so they don’t need to contact the council.”

The garden assistance scheme is a popular and highly valued service which is free to Nottingham City Homes (NCH) tenants who meet eligibility criteria.

Tenants will receive a visit from a friendly, trained operative from Nottingham City Council’s Neighbourhood Services department to undertake the work.

As part of the garden assistance scheme, grassed areas are cut and edges trimmed, with grass cuttings evenly distributed over the mown area and cuttings that fall onto hard surfaces such as pathways removed. The property will also be visited once between November and March when a “Winter Clean Up” of the garden will be carried out. This will include pruning shrubs and roses, removing leaves, tidying flowerbeds and treating borders to help keep the garden tidy and well presented.

Nottingham City Council is committed to developing this popular scheme and help contribute to four-star estate standards whilst looking after more vulnerable tenants.

To find out more, tenants can visit their local housing office to or call NCH on 0845 330 3131 or by visiting and clicking on ‘Managing your garden’.