Grounds Maintenance

 

Arun's Parks team works hard with various partners to ensure our parks and open spaces are looking great all year round.  Our Greenspace Management Contract includes upkeep of parks, cemeteries, repairs and maintenance to our 90+ play areas and the supply of beautiful plants for our bedding displays.

 

Grounds maintenance

The majority of the contract is carried out by ISS Waterers Landscape. 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 officers 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 our parks and open spaces.
 
 

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. Please contact our Parks Department on 01903 737960 or by email via parks@arun.gov.uk if you come across any issues which need looking at in our parks
 
 

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.