Arun’s Greenspace Management Contract ensures that all of Arun’s Parks, Open spaces and Cemeteries receive the grounds maintenance required to keep them looking well managed and clean. The Greenspace Management Contract also includes play area repairs and maintenance of Arun’s 90+ play areas and the supply of bedding plants for Arun District Council’s bedding displays.
The majority of the contract is carried out by ISS Waterers Landscape. The current contract means that ISS Waterers will be carrying out the maintenance operations in Arun’s parks & opens spaces from 2007-2012.
The contract covers some 500 areas of parks and open space, ranging from small pockets of grass to large formal parks, cemeteries, play areas, Arun’s Council Housing land and countryside sites. The contract requires ISS Waterers to carry out a wide variety of maintenance tasks including grass cutting, litter collection, shrub pruning, hedge cutting, various sports pitch maintenance, bedding display planting and maintenance, and grave digging.
Arun Community Parks Officer’s monitor the standards of the maintenance carried out by ISS Waterers, and regularly liaise with them to ensure that they meet the terms of their contract. Both parties have forged close working relationships over the last few years and this has been evident in the rise in maintenance standards across Arun’s parks & open space.
Play area repairs & maintenance
All Arun owned play areas are covered by a maintenance contract carried out by Sompting based play area company Foster Playscapes LTD. This small family based company have mobile units which respond to repairs and maintenance issues within Arun’s play areas on a daily basis.
Bedding plant supply
HMP Ford supply Arun with the plants for its annual bedding displays. The plants are grown at the prison and cared for by the inmates before collection by ISS Waterers for planting. Ford supply over 70,000 bedding plants annually for Arun’s parks.