On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails, and there will be limited access to some of our online systems as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
Grounds maintenance staff work to ensure that council owned grass areas, flower and shrub beds, hedges, playgrounds and outdoor sports facilities are all maintained appropriately. Standards of cleanliness and health and safety are achieved by regular inspection. To report a problem or issue with our grounds maintenance you can telephone us or complete our online landscape maintenance enquiry form.
We are responsible for the management of a large number of trees on council owned land and property. This includes many individual trees in public open spaces as well as wooded areas. We undertake regular inspections of the tree stock and carry out both proactive and reactive maintenance works as necessary.
If you have any concerns or queries about trees on public land, refer to our frequently asked questions before contacting us as you may find answers to your questions. You will also find useful information on how to report a number of tree related issues.
To report a problem please contact us or complete our online tree management form.
You can also read our comprehensive West Suffolk tree management policy for detailed information on how we manage our trees.
West Suffolk tree management policy appendices
Visit our Trees page find out about trees in conservation areas, tree preservation orders (TPOs), trees on highways and council owned trees.
For information on hedgerow protection, removal and high hedges visit Hedgerow removal and landscapes
For information on how to settle your hedge differences without involving your local authority visit the Over the garden hedge guide