Grounds maintenance service

We look after and maintain a large amount of green space in Newark and Sherwood, including our parks and open grass areas, as well as the land on our council housing estates and sheltered schemes.

The grounds maintenance team complete the following throughout the year:

  • grass cutting
  • hedge trimming
  • tree maintenance and planting
  • weed removal and control
  • removal of debris 
  • flower and bulb planting
  • playground maintenance

No Mow May

We are once again joining the No Mow May initiative and letting the grass grow!

During the month of May our Street Scene Team will be cutting back on the mowing of certain areas of various Council-owned green spaces and country parks. In doing so the grass is left to grow and wild flowers bloom, resulting in a ‘nectar feast’ for pollinators such as honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies and moths, and beetles.

These specific areas have been chosen in order to ensure there are still areas being mown which will still allow residents to continue activities such as dog walking, and allow children to play in more maintained green spaces. 

Find the full list of sites here on our website.

Grass Cutting

Please be aware that our team will commence cutting season as the weather conditions improve. If you have any concerns please contact us.

On all ground surrounding District Council let homes, we cut the grass between 18 – 20 times per year and it will not be left to grow taller than 120mm / 4.5in. We will cover the following routes over a two week period and you will see our teams out and about cutting your grass. The weather may change our plans slightly, but rest assured that if it does, we will be with you shorty after any really rainy or dry spells.

In addition to the maintenance services for District Council let homes in the areas listed below, we also manage all communal grounds and open spaces including play parks.

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East Stoke



Newark Hawtonville areas

Elston Gunthorpe

Newark Winthorpe areas



Newark Town areas








South Muskham






Grass verges on roads

Nottinghamshire County Council has responsibility for maintaining the grass verges in Newark and Sherwood. To report any issues, complete the online form on Nottinghamshire County Council’s website. 

National Highways maintain trunk roads in Nottinghamshire, including the A46, A1, A453, A52 and M1. Any tree or vegetation issues on these roads can be reported to them directly by calling 0300 123 5000 or emailing

Shrub beds and planters

We take time and care with cutting and shaping shrub beds and raised planters twice each year. We generally cut these through November to February and visit again in July and August.


Our teams will be tending to weeds in the shrubbery areas six times per year. We will be treating weeds in hard standing areas twice per year.


Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed is the most common of four invasive knotweed plant species in the UK, and is a rapid growing weed that spreads and overwhelms other garden plants. It can be identified by:

  • green shovel shaped leaves
  • bamboo-like stem
  • produces white flowers in September/October 

It is the landowner's responsibility to control these plants but they don't have to remove them. If you are worried about Japanese Knotweed spreading from a neighbouring property, speak to the land owner in the first instance.

Do not try to remove or dispose of them as it could cause the plant to spread, which is an offence. You can find companies that specialise in treating knotweed.

You can't dispose of Japanese knotweed in your brown garden recycling bin or take it to the tip (household recycling centre) it must be disposed of as controlled waste.

You can find out more on the Environment Agency website.


We trim the hedges twice per year, avoiding the bird-nesting season between 1 March and 31 July, within the communal grounds and open spaces, including play parks, as outlined below:

  • Boy Lane, Edwinstowe
  • Bramley Close, Southwell
  • California Road Estate, Farndon
  • Coopers Rise, Rainworth
  • Corner Croft, Thurgarton
  • Crow Park Avenue Estate, Sutton-On-Trent
  • Eastfield Close, Clipstone
  • Eton Avenue Garages, Newark
  • Footway Off Abbey Road, Edwinstowe
  • Fosseway Estate, Newark
  • Grange Road, Newark
  • Grass Plot Adjacent to 119 Henton Road, Edwinstowe
  • Hawtonville Area Footpaths, Newark
  • Holles Close, Boughton
  • Humber Lane, East Stoke
  • Kings Court, Southwell
  • Kirton Court, Kirton
  • Maid Marion Way, Boughton
  • Newark Road, Boughton
  • Newberry Close, Edwinstowe
  • Norwood Gardens, Southwell
  • Orchard Close, Bleasby
  • Rugby Road, Rainworth
  • Sixth Avenue Amenity Ground, Clipstone
  • The Leys, Lowdham
  • Third Avenue Amenity Ground, Clipstone
  • Thorpe Close, Coddington
  • Valley View, Coddington
  • Vicar Water Close, Clipstone
  • Warwick Road Estate, Balderton
  • Westgate, Southwell
  • Wellow Green, Ollerton
  • Wilfred Avenue Estate, Balderton
  • Windsor Close, Collingham
  • Winthorpe Road, Newark
  • Wolfit Avenue   Balderton
  • Yorke Drive Estate, Newark

Play Parks

In some of the communal areas of District Council let homes we have play areas. We carry out safety inspections and remove litter from all play parks once a week. We also complete an annual safety inspection. These are in the following locations:

  • Bramley Close, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0JB
  • Byron Close, Hawtonville, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4DX
  • Chatham Court, Albert Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2BH
  • Cherry Holt, Hawtonville, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4JX
  • Cleveland Square, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4HJ
  • Clifton House Play Park Clifton House Flats, Grange Road, Newark, NG24 4LJ
  • Darbyshire Close, Harby, Nottinghamshire, NG23 7EW
  • Ferndale Close, Boughton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9TS
  • Fleming Drive, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2BA
  • Forge Close, South Muskham, Nottinghamshire, NG23 6EG
  • Hallam Road, Boughton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9TS
  • Lawrence Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1NE
  • Queens Court, Lovers Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JB
  • South View Flats Play Park Vessey Close, Balderton, NG24 3EF
  • Stafford Avenue, Balderton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 3EQ
  • Stepnall Heights, Boughton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9HL
  • Thorpe Close, Coddington, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2PZ
  • Wellow Green, Wellow, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0EA

Garage Sites

We clear excess vegetation from the following garage sites around the district:

  • Alliance Street, Newark
  • Alvey Road, Balderton
  • Belvoir Road, Balderton
  • Cambridge Close, Rainworth
  • Chatham Court, Newark
  • Coghill, Southwell
  • De Lacey Court, Ollerton
  • Eton Avenue, Newark
  • First Avenue, Clipstone
  • Forge Close, South Muskham
  • Front Street, Barnby
  • Hawton Lane, Balderton
  • Hawthorne Drive, Boughton
  • King Court, Southwell
  • Lansbury Road, Bilsthorpe
  • Maid Marion Way, Boughton
  • Manor Close, Walesby
  • Maypole Court, Wellow
  • Meering Avenue, Newark
  • Millfield Close, Harby 
  • Nightingale Close, Balderton
  • Pasture View, Gunthorpe
  • South Crescent, Clipstone
  • Sutton Avenue, Newark
  • The Circle, Clipstone
  • The Drive, Clipstone
  • The Green, Bilsthorpe
  • The Meadows, Farndon
  • The Meerings, Farndon
  • Tithe Barn Court, Newark
  • Trent House, Farndon
  • Triumph Road, Eakring
  • Valley Approach, Bilsthorpe
  • Whittaker Road, Rainworth
  • William Gent House, Balderton

Reporting grounds maintenance issues

Please contact us to report any grounds maintenance issues.