Proposals to help maintain green spaces in housing estates

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Harlow Council is set to introduce a scheme in the next year where residents can adopt and maintain small pieces of green spaces close to their homes.

Councillor Russell Perrin, Leader of Harlow Council, said: 

“During my time as leader restoring pride has been a big focus of mine and one of the schemes that I have asked officers to look at is one which would enable householders to take over and maintain small pieces of landscaped areas close to their homes. I am aware that there are residents who are prepared to help maintain areas where they live whether that is cutting grass or trimming bushes and hedges. This would add community value to housing estates while ensuring maintenance standards match the expectations of the public.

“There has been progress made on developing proposals for a scheme via a formal licence arrangement which the council will look to bring forward in the next year.”