Grounds maintenance

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.

Tree maintenance

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

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.


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