Parks Maintenance

Mid Sussex District Council is responsible for the maintenance of land we own. Full contract details are available to download below.

Grass cutting

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.

Hedge cutting

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 Contract

Parks not managed by Mid Sussex District Council

Parks in the area that are not managed by MSDC
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