Neighbourhoods across Nottingham are to be kept in trim from Monday 5 June as the City Council’s first hedge cut of the season gets underway.

Colleagues and apprentices from the City Council will be working to maintain the hedges for council tenants on Nottingham City Homes’ garden assistance scheme over a six-week period. The second cut is due to take place in September and October.

Tenants can be assured that all those on the scheme will be visited during this period so they don’t need to contact the Council or Nottingham City Homes.

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 friendly and trained staff from the council’s Neighbourhood Operations teams to undertake the work.

Cllr Sally Longford Portfolio holder Neighbourhood Services said: “This is an excellent service that benefits those on the garden assistance scheme.

“The service benefits all local residents as gardens are maintained to a high standard which contributes to neighbourhoods looking clean and tidy.”

As part of the garden assistance scheme grassed areas are cut and edges trimmed and grass cuttings will be evenly distributed over the mown area and cuttings that fall onto hard surfaces, such as pathways will be 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 the pruning of shrubs and roses, removal of leaves, tidying of flowerbeds and treatment to borders to help keep the garden tidy and well presented.Gill Moy, Director of Housing Services at Nottingham City Homes, said: “Our Garden Assistance Scheme makes a huge difference to those tenants who are unable to maintain gardens themselves.

“It also supports us in our efforts to transform neighbourhoods across the city, creating homes and places where people want to live. For those who do enjoy working on their gardens, I would encourage them to enter into this year’s NCH Best Garden Competition. It’s been going since the thirties, and every year it’s fantastic to see the beautiful gardens being maintained across our estates.”

To find out more about the scheme, tenants can visit their local housing office to or call NCH on 0115 746 9 555 or by visiting . Anyone interested in entering this year’s Best Garden Competition should visit the website: cutting