Grounds maintenance and grass cuttingGrass cutting of public area.Vulcan Park

Allerdale Borough Council (in partnership with ISS Facility Services Landscaping) are responsible for the following areas of maintenance on land that is owned by Allerdale Borough Council: 

  • Grass cutting and strimming
  • Maintenance of trees, shrubs, hedges, roses and flower beds 
  • Weed control (except highways maintained by Cumbria County Council)
  • Litter control and removal of dog faeces 
  • Planting of trees, shrubs, bulbs and plants
  • Seeding and marking out of sports pitches 
  • Protection of nature conservation sites and reserves.

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Flower Bed SponsorshipParks Development Photo

Are you interested in sponsoring a bed?

Allerdale has a number of annual and perrenial beds in Keswick, Maryport, Cockermouth and Workington.

If you are interested in providing a donation or sponsorship please contact us and let us know which bed you are interested in. 

Annual beds are generally planted up from mid-June to October. The cost of keeping a standard bed is approximately £500 but prices can vary depending on the size.Parks Development Photo

Thank you to the following sponsors of 2013 helped us to retain a number of flower beds in Allerdale:

  • Iggesund Paperboard (Workington) Ltd
  • Tendley Quarries Ltd
  • Skiddaw Lodge of Freemasons 
  • Mountain Rescue 

Green spaces and maintenance of non-Council land

The new Mega Trucks on display at Maryport Memorial GardensISS Facility Services also provide grass cutting and maintenance services for other organisations (such as housing associations) on sites that are not owned by Allerdale Borough Council.

On non-Council owned sites, the land owners are responsible for the trees and grounds maintenance. Other green spaces may be the responsibility of housing associations, private landowners or other bodies.

Roadside verges are cut and maintained by Cumbria County Council.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ