Following a review of the service, Glasgow City Council’s Assisted Garden Maintenance Scheme will continue to be provided free of charge for those who are eligible.
To be eligible you must:
- be a Glasgow City resident Council Tax payer;
- be aged 70 or over;
- have an existing medical condition that limits your ability to maintain your garden;
- have no able bodied persons aged 16-69 in the household.
The scope of service has been reviewed and from 2012 season you can expect to receive eight grass cuts per household and three hedge trims.
As a result of the review, responsibility for all the service operations will transfer back to Land and Environmental Services, who will manage delivery of the programme and the service targets set. In addition, a new response service for health and safety concerns will be established, for example, in relation to overgrown bushes.
The service will continue to provide work placement and training opportunities for the unemployed. Trainees will be managed and supervised by Land and Environmental Services Officers.
The service will commence in April and runs until October with the grass cutting service first cycle taking place from 2 April to 23 April. The hedge trimming first cycle will take place from 7th May to 15th July.
More information, including an application form, can be found here.