Grounds Maintenance Service Standards

Grounds Maintenance Service Standards

In order to provide a degree of operational planning, service standards for grounds maintenance activities have been designed around resource availability, zoning methodology and the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse that defines standards for cleanliness and weed growth. 


Grounds Maintenance Standards that are maintained are detailed as follows:

Zone / CategoryZone Summary / RemarksGrass CuttingWeed SprayingHedge Cutting
1  - Town Centre

This would include areas of high footfall associated with educational establishment, particularly secondary and primary schools

12 x annuallyShrub beds, tree bases, fence lines/channels & obstructions 2 x annually

Highway kerbs, path edges, slabbed & whin paths 1 x annually

1 x annually
2 - Residential (high density)Terraced, tenement, flatted housing and educational establishments12 x annuallyShrub beds, tree bases, fence lines/channels & obstructions 2 x annually

Highway kerbs, path edges, slabbed & whin paths 1 x annually

1 x annually
3 - Residential (low density)

Detached and semi-detached Housing and educational establishments

12 x annuallyShrub beds, tree bases, fence lines/channels & obstructions 2 x annually

Highway kerbs, path edges, slabbed & whin paths 1 x annually

1 x annually
4 - Sports fields and facilitiesFootball pitches, athletic fields etc. and all sports facilities managed by West Lothian Council16 x annuallyShrub beds, tree bases, fence lines/channels & obstructions 2 x annually

Highway kerbs, path edges, slabbed & whin paths 1 x annually

Ad Hoc
5- Open spaces and parksOpen spaces and parks not classified as common ground12 x annuallyShrub beds, tree bases, fence lines/channels & obstructions 2 x annually

Highway kerbs, path edges, slabbed & whin paths 1 x annually

Ad Hoc
6 - Industrial areasAreas of common ground within industrial estates12 x annuallyShrub beds, tree bases, fence lines/channels & obstructions 2 x annually

Highway kerbs, path edges, slabbed & whin paths 1 x annually

Ad Hoc
7 - Classified roads and verges not included in zones 1 - 3Classified Roads (A, B and C) linking towns and residential areas1 x annuallyAd HocAd Hoc
8 - Rural roads and verges including Livingston Greenways & Wild Flower areasThese areas have specific health and safety requirements to ensure safe operation1 x annuallyAd HocAd Hoc
  • Shrub pruning is carried out to all Council beds once a year between November and March
  • Garden Maintenance scheme (for Council tenants only) - Grass cutting x 11 visits a year with every 3rd cycle including strimming edges.  Hedges cut x 1 visit a year

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