Land Management


 

Landscape design

We provide a range of landscape design and development services from the initial consultation with our clients through to the completion of the project.

Projects undertaken have improved schools, neighbourhood parks, public spaces, streets, play spaces, housing estates, and war memorials. We design with a clear understanding of client’s needs, along with taking in to account local context, community views and value for money.

The practice is also experienced in project management of large value landscape, park and urban regeneration projects involving assembling and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams to deliver these projects.

Example design:
landscape-design


 


Landscape construction

We have a full range of landscaping services and tailor all of our work to your exact requirements. We take pride in delivering the best quality finish for your budget and we take on the complete range of projects from small garden landscaping to large commercial projects and schools.


 


Grounds maintenance and Estate management

Oldham Councils grounds maintenance services have an award winning record in land management, gold medal holders of Britain in Bloom. We have a wide and varied customer base including schools, sports clubs, housing associations and healthcare providers.

Some of the services we can provide include:

  • All types of grass cutting, scarifying, edging and treatments to formal lawns
  • Shrub, hedges and flower bed maintenance
  • Habitat and vegetation management
  • Supply of floral bouquets, baskets, interior planters and table decorations
  • Snow clearance and gritting

Our award winning team 2014:
award-winning-team


 


Sports pitch management

The skills and knowledge of the Grounds staff are applied to try and ensure the facilities are maintained to a high standard. To help provide a better playing surface a programme is in place to improve pitch drainage by aerating the ground. This is undertaken twice yearly. This process is supplemented by an annual pitch renovation programme undertaken at the end of the football season. The renovation programme involves top dressing and seeding.

  • Sports pitch maintenance, grass, Astro Turf and all-weather pitches
  • Line marking, for all sports pitches, special events and playground markings
  • Erect/dismantle goal post
  • Verti draining and spiking


 


Play development

The Play Development staff are all trained to the Register of Play Inspectors International who are sponsored by Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)and is endorsed by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

We can offer the areas of service bleow along with:

  • Routine Visual Inspectors – To check for obvious hazards for playgrounds subject to heavy use or vandalism, daily inspection of this type can be necessary.
  • Operational Inspection – To check the operation & stability of equipment, carried out every 1-3 months.
  • Annual Main Inspection – To check the overall level of safety of equipment, foundations and surfaces and any changes in level of safety to the equipment as a result of repairs made or added. To be carried out by an independent inspector.

Please note: prices are for 3 items of equipment, or one multi-use games area, or one trim trail.

Post Installation Inspections & Risk Assessment
One off report
pricing on request
Visual inspections
Training for staff to carry out visual inspections
pricing on request
Operational inspections
4 X 3 Monthly inspections with risk assessment
pricing on request
Annual inspections
Inspection & risk assessment
(cannot be carried out by us if we provide the operational inspections)
pricing on request
Repairs to equipment
We can quote for repairs to equipment we inspect operationally
pricing on request
Advice on the standards & equipment
Free if we carry out any inspections
pricing on request
Detailed design, tender & construction
Quotes for these services as requested
pricing on request

 


 


Plant propagation

We offer a wide range of plants, at various plant sales throughout the year, including;

  • Winter/Spring bedding plants
  • Summer bedding plants
  • Compost
  • Christmas floral decorations
  • A small amount of garden tools such as spades, forks, rakes, hoes, trowels.

Please contact us for further information and prices.

plant-propogation


 


Tree management

We now supply Biomass woodchip fuel to grade G30/W30 either at £105.00 per tonnes or 3.5p/KWH.

  • We have a stock of air dried timber suitable for a range of uses including garden furniture, arts and crafts, woodturning, and high class bespoke furniture. All from sustainable and ethical sources, resulting from routine tree works around the borough. POA.
  • We provide Arboricultural consultancy which includes, Tree surveys, Tree Hazard Assessment and BS 5837 reports etc. POA.
  • All aspects of Tree Surgery work both to internal customers and external. POA.
  • We are now a LANTRA approved training centre and offer a wide range of Arboricultural and Forestry related training and assessment. POA.

Tree planting with residents:
tree-planting

 
 

Our Service standards

A dedicated professional will be allocated to each contract.

The service is committed to improving service delivery through the quality of its staff and to ensure that this is the case we have been awarded Investors In People accreditation.

In delivery of or services you can expect:

  • Quality
  • Value from money
  • Reliability
  • Honest and trustworthy staff qualified
  • All staff DBS checked

 
environmental-service-awards

  • Britain in Bloom – Gold & Category Winner ‘Best City and Town Centre 2014’
  • North West in Bloom – ‘Best City 2014’
  • two ‘Green Flag’ parks

 

Contact Us

Call us on 0161 770 4067

or email environmentalservices@oldham.gov.uk