Mid Sussex District Council is responsible for the maintenance of land we own. Full contract details are available to download below.
The frequency of the cut depends on the way the space is used. West Sussex County Council cut the roadside verges. More information about what other councils do can be found on the County Council Services page.
In order to comply with current legislation which protects wildlife, we follow the guidance of Natural England and RSPB. This means we avoid cutting hedges during the bird nesting season (March – August)
All wild birds, their young, their eggs and active nests are protected under law. It is an offence to damage a nest intentionally while it is in use or being built – hedge cutting is highly likely to damage nests or cause them to be deserted.
Due to the tools and machinery used, sometimes the sides of the hedge will be cut on a different day to the top.
Trees and Woodland (Arboriculture)
See our Trees and woodlands page for information about looking after trees in Mid Sussex
These contracts have been in operation for varying lengths of time and some have been extended
- Arboricultural Services Contract Terms
- Arboricultural Services 2011 Specification
- Arboricultural Services Specification Preliminaries
- Grounds Maintenance Specification
Parks not managed by Mid Sussex District Council
|Adastra Park||Orchard Lane, Hassocks||Hassocks Parish Council|
|Ardingly Recreation Ground||High Street, Ardingly||Ardingly Parish Council|
|Batchelors Farm||Burgess Hill||Burgess Hill Town Council|
|Reeds Lane Children's Play Area||Reeds Lane, Sayers Common||Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council|
|Copthorne Bank||Copthorne Bank, Copthorne||Worth Parish council|
|Crawley Down village green and play area||Bowers Place, Crawley Down||Worth Parish council|
|East Court Play Area (near mansion)||Holtye Road, East Grinstead||East Grinstead Town Council|
|Finches Field||West Hoathly||West Hoathly Parish council|
|Folders Meadow||Singleton Way, Burgess Hill||Burgess Hill Town Council|
|Handcross Recreation Ground||High Street, Handcross||Slaugham Parish Council|
|Horsted Keynes Rec||Hamsland Road, Horsted Keynes||Horsted Keynes Parish council|
|Lashmere||Lashmere, Copthorne||Worth Parish council|
|North Lane Rec||North lane, West Hoathly||West Hoathly Parish council|
|South Avenue Rec||South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint||Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council|
|Staplefield Common||Cuckfield Road, Staplefield||Ansty and Staplefield Parish Council|