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Grass cutting scheme

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2019.

Eligibility

The service should be used by residents who are unable to cut their grass or hedges themselves. The scheme covers cutting: 

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

Weeding or planting is not included.

The number of gardens we can include on the scheme is limited. Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. You must apply each year.

Applicants must:

  • permanently live at the property
  • have no physically able person living in the property who could do the work

and meet 1 of the following criteria:

  • be aged 75 or over
  • be aged 65 and over and in receipt of Attendance Allowance (higher rate) or free personal care
  • be aged under 65 and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance mobility (higher rate) or care (highest rate)
  • be aged under 65 and in receipt of Personal Independence Payment mobility (enhanced rate) or daily living component (enhanced rate)

Cost

The charge is £80 including VAT. 

Please note: this is a discounted price. North Ayrshire Council covers the rest of full cost of delivering this service. 

Residents will receive a maximum of 7 grass cuts and one hedge cut.