We have a range of services and schemes to keep our estates as attractive and pleasant as possible for everyone who lives and works on them. Please help us to look after your estate by reporting any issues to us straightaway by contacting us.

Garden scheme for the elderly or disabled

Our garden scheme is free of charge and is limited to a single visit each year. We are currently collecting the views of those people already on the scheme and reviewing how we provide this service.

In order for us to carry out our review we have had to close the service to new applicants. We are creating a waiting list, however the criteria is likely to change once the review has taken place.

The current criteria is that you must:

  • be aged 75 or over
  • have a disability which prevents you from gardening
  • there should be no-one else under the age of 75 at home, or any friends, relatives or neighbours able to do the work

You can apply:

  • in person at your nearest Housing Office or First Point
  • by telephone
  • in writing to Council Housing Service
  • completing our online form

Trees in your garden

Trees in a garden can provide many benefits, but can also be a worry. Sometimes people don’t notice signs of ill-health in their tree until it’s too late and others think their tree is dangerous when in fact it’s fine.

If you have got a tree in your garden please keep an eye on its condition and contact your local housing office if you are concerned about it. Please see out fact sheet on caring for trees. 

Council Housing Service

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