New contract to improve grass cutting service

Date: 24/04/2017
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New contract to improve grass cutting service

As the largest hosing association in north Wales, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) owns over 3 million square meters of land across the county.

 Of that 3 million, 390,000 m2 is grass land which needs to be cut on a regular basis and CCG are pleased to announce that a new £700,000 contract for this work has been awarded to Gwynedd Council.

 Gethin Armstrong, Repairs and Maintenance Client Manager at CCG said: “We own many open spaces across our Gwynedd estates, and it is very important to us that we maintain our estates to ensure they are kept neat and tidy to provide a comfortable environment for our tenants and the wide communities.

 “We are pleased that our £700,000 grounds maintenance contract has been awarded to Cyngor Gwynedd over the next two years. This work will include grass cutting 390,000 m2 of grass, seven times a year over the summer season, across the whole of Gwynedd.

 “We will be working closely with the Council over the next two years on maximising contract benefits to ensure that communities not only see the visual benefits from this contract, but also community and economic benefits.”

 The contract includes a £53,000 spend on cutting the gardens of some of our most vulnerable tenant as well as cutting the grassed areas around 320 of our sheltered housing units. The grass will be cut and collected at least seven times a year (dependant on the weather) and in some areas, could be up to eight or nine times if there is a real need.

 We are currently working with the Council and other organisations to identify sites where we can develop wild flower meadows which encourages bio diversity to attract natural habitat for birds and insect as well providing ascetically pleasing surroundings for tenants and the wider general public.

 Gwyn Morris Jones, Head of Gwynedd Council’s Highways and Municipal Department said: “We are very pleased to be working together with Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd. This contract was out to open tender, and we are delighted that the Council is to continue to provide the Ground Maintenance Service on behalf of Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd. This contract, which will be operational for a period of two years in the first instance, will mean that staff from Gwynedd Council’s Highways and Municipal Department will cut grass and maintain land owned by Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd across the county.”

 The contract, which started in April will continue over the summer months and will follow the same schedule in 2018.