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

Reporting grounds maintenance issues

Please contact us to report any grounds maintenance issues.

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. 

Highways England 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

No Mow May

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

During the month of May our Grounds Maintenance 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.

The uncut areas will include sections of:

  • Barnby Road Play Area
  • Bishops Drive Cemetery
  • Blidworth Church Cemetery
  • Clay Lane
  • Library Garden's Open Space
  • Newbury Road
  • Ossington Church Yard
  • Polkington Crescent Winthorpe Village
  • Sconce and Devon Park
  • Thorpe Oaks

Full meadow areas will be left at:

  • Boughton Open Space
  • Sherwood Heath
  • Vicar Water Country Park

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. Areas such as road verges are the responsibility of Nottinghamshire County Council so are not included in the District Council’s plans for No Mow May.