Glendale provides a range of services across the country that include tree management, landscaping and design. They will carry out grass cutting, shrub and hedge pruning and weed clearance across the Council’s green spaces using their horticultural expertise to keep parks and ornamental gardens welcoming and attractive.
This new contract will benefit from their experience in tree maintenance and woodland management and will continue providing a service to the County Council to keep their verges safe and tidy.
The service also covers maintenance of sports pitches, and industry-standard inspections and maintenance of play areas. Regular litter patrols will keep high-use sites like Hartham Common in Hertford and Southern Country Park in Bishop’s Stortford, litter-free and vibrant.
Graham McAndrew, executive member for environmental sustainability, East Herts Council, said: "East Herts Council were pleased to award this contract to Glendale after a thorough and informative tender process. The previous contractor had performed to a high standard and with the staff who are transferring we are confident that Glendale have the commitment and expertise to continue delivering an excellent quality of service to our customers."
Glendale aligns itself with the Council’s priorities of enabling our communities, encouraging economic growth, digital by design and sustainability and are already demonstrating their commitment by moving towards electric plant in a bid to help with climate change.
Nick Brooks, Regional Director for the South East at Glendale, said: “It is exciting to embark on a brand new partnership such as this with East Herts Council. It is a pleasure to be able to deliver high quality, parks management services for our client and, as importantly, invest and grow roots in the local community.”
The grounds maintenance contract has the potential to be extended for a further five years.