New Grounds Maintenance Contract for Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Press Release

Published on 28 March 2024

Following a successful tender exercise, Stratford-on-Avon District Council has awarded a new contract to carry out grounds maintenance across the District from 1 April 2024.

The five-year contract has been awarded to Continental Landscapes Ltd, with the option to extend for up to a further five years.

The contract covers all 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-upon-Avon 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.

Cllr Lorraine Grocott, Environmental and Neighbourhood Services Portfolio 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, whilst 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 said: "We could not be more pleased to have been awarded the contract to deliver grounds maintenance services for Stratford-on-Avon District and we will work hard to deliver the high-quality services we have been entrusted to provide".

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 28/03/2024