Allotments, playgrounds, parks and open spaces

Find out about allotments, parks, playgrounds and outdoor and indoor play areas.

Services your district provides

Your district or borough council is responsible for managing the outdoor spaces and services below:

Allotments are plots of land for use to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers and are available for rent by local people.

Your district or borough council determines the regulations concerning the use of allotments. They are responsible for ensuring adequate security, such as fencing, is provided.

District and borough councils are responsible for managing playgrounds and outdoor and indoor play areas, catering for children aged from four to 12.

District and borough councils are responsible for maintaining the parks and open spaces they own.

Grass cutting

We undertake routine grass cutting, tree and hedge pruning and shrub and rose bed maintenance on property we own. Grass areas we are responsible for are cut regularly, but continued bad weather can delay cutting and extended dry weather may make cutting unnecessary.