Tree and grounds maintenance

Grounds maintenance

We 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 complete our online grounds maintenance enquiry form or contact Customer Services 01284 763233.

Tree management

We are responsible for the management of trees on land and property that we own. 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. Please refer to our frequently asked questions before contacting us about trees on public land. Visit our Trees page to find out about council owned trees.

Read our comprehensive West Suffolk tree management policy for detailed information on how we manage our trees.

West Suffolk tree management policy appendices

Tree preservation orders (TPOs)

Visit our Trees page find out about trees in conservation areas, tree preservation orders (TPOs), trees on highways and council owned trees.

Hedges

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