Landscaping & Gardening
In addition to our generic housing management service, we provide caretaking, cleaning, graffiti removal and ground maintenance services. Our landscaping team will cut most grassed areas and trees on the estates.
We manage around 20 acres of open space in Stockbridge Village and 10 acres of space in Fitton Hill, which we maintain to a high standard. We also provide a gardening service to the elderly and vulnerable and the management of shops and communal facilities.
Villages Landscape Team provides a gardening service which includes fortnightly grass cutting and hedge cutting from April to October (weather permitting).Gardening Services are only offered to tenants of Villages Community Housing Association and those who are elderly, vulnerable, or have very poor health or mobility, within Stockbridge Village.There are limited places available for tenants of VHA who are considered to be"vulnerable".This service is also provided to tenants in Bungalows in Fitton Hill, but is covered by their service charge.
There is a small charge for this service which is dependent upon the size of the property. The charge is assessed in advance by the team and is assessed on an individual basis once the level of work is agreed, and will be confirmed before work commences. Users of this service are asked to pay one month in advance to ensure continuity. If a customer hasn't paid in advance every effort (letter/telephone) is made to ascertain why before the place is offered to another person. If a member is unable to make payments at the Rent Office, a member of staff will call out to collect payment. The number of places on the scheme is limited and therefore a waiting list is also kept to ensure this service goes to those most in need. Download a Gardening Service Application form, and send it back to the Stockbridge Office, or call Barbara Higgins on 0151 480 1313.