Street care standards
Grass verges and roundabouts are litter picked, cut and strimmed during the growing season (March-November). Exact timings depend on weather conditions.
Hedges are trimmed twice a year. We avoid hedge cutting during the nesting period (March-August).
Neighbourhoods are mechanically swept and litter picked once every month. Litter is collected from main roads more often and from shopping parades and the town centre daily. Litter and dog bins are emptied at least weekly, depending on level of use.
Shrub bed maintenance
Neighbourhood shrub beds are visited throughout the year, to be pruned, weeded and have litter removed.
Some street trees are owned and maintained by us, and some by West Sussex County Council. The trees we own are inspected on a programmed basis.
We can only do work to trees that are dead, dying, and dangerous, severely obstructing access or damaging property.