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Grass cutting scheme

How to apply

Applications are now open for this years grass cutting scheme.

Apply now

or telephone, 01294 310000.

Please note: 

  • applications will close on Friday 3 April 2020
  • applicants from previous years are not automatically re-enrolled on the scheme and are required to re-apply 
  • the scheme will start on 14 April and end on 9 October


The charge for the scheme is £84 including VAT.


To be eligible, you must permanently live at the property and:

  • be aged 75 or over
  • be aged 65 or over and in receipt of Attendance Allowance (higher rate) or free personal care
  • be aged under 65 and in receipt of DLA mobility (higher rate) or care (highest rate)
  • be aged under 65 and in receipt of PIP mobility (enhanced rate) or daily living component (enhanced rate)

An assessment of eligibility will be made during the application process and payment for the scheme will be taken.

What's covered?

The scheme covers cutting:

  • grass of an area no bigger than 150 square metres
  • hedges where they border a path

No weeding or planting is provided. However, we will maintain gardens to an acceptable standard, this includes:

  • up to a maximum of seven grass cuts
  • one hedge cut

Due to the limited number of spaces on the scheme, applications will be accepted on a ‘first come first served basis’.