New green-fingered team to tend the grounds in Stratford district - The Stratford Observer

New green-fingered team to tend the grounds in Stratford district

Stratford Editorial 3rd Apr, 2024   0

A NEW green-fingered team are in town.

Continental Landscapes Ltd has been awarded a five year contract to carry out grounds maintenance across Stratford district.

The contract covers all Stratford District Council owned and maintained parks and open spaces covering grassed areas, floral beds, shrub beds/herbaceous beds, hedge maintenance, tree watering, weed control and removal.

The contract also includes park cleansing, park furniture and play equipment maintenance, the maintenance of the paddling pool at the Recreation Ground, together with lifebuoys maintenance along the River Avon in Stratford and winter gritting.

The new contract includes key performance indicators and annual contract targets to drive service improvements, as well as introducing new features such as ‘No Mow May’ on Warwickshire County Council highway verges.

Another change is that herbicides will not be applied to any grassed areas, floral beds, shrub beds/herbaceous beds or hedges as part of the weed control. It will be limited to hard surfaces and spot treatments of invasive weeds and wildflower areas only.

Continental Landscapes Ltd will also be using HVO fuel, from second generation biofuel and a RTFO accredited supplier, for their vehicles together with electric equipment.

SDC’s environment spokesperson Coun Lorraine Grocott said: “We are delighted to have appointed Continental Landscapes Ltd following an in-depth tender process.

“The new contract will deliver significant service improvements and social value, while being kinder to the environment, and aligning with our environmental principles, so it’s great news for everyone.

“We’re looking forward to working with Continental Landscapes Ltd to ensure that we receive the high-quality services district residents expect and deserve for our valued green spaces.”

Michelle Maybury, managing director at Continental Landscapes, added: “We could not be more pleased to have been awarded the contract to deliver grounds maintenance services for Stratford district and we will work hard to deliver the high-quality services we have been entrusted to provide.”

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