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Tend and mend scheme

The Tend and Mend scheme was set up to help the increasing number of elderly and disabled council tenants who need help with keeping their garden in a reasonable condition.

Over the years this scheme has increased in popularity and the demand is very high. For this reason, applications will only be considered from those tenants who are eligible on grounds of age or disability.

What work will be done in the garden?

The Tend and Mend team will carry out basic garden work which includes:

  • Grass cutting
  • Cutting of hedges
  • Removal of cuttings

The scheme is not able to remove items of rubbish for disposal and may only operate if there are no health hazards present.

What if there is someone in my house who can do the work for me?

If you apply to the Tend and Mend scheme, and you have a member of the household who is able to undertake the work, then you will not be considered eligible for help.

How long will I have to wait?

The scheme aims to provide at least 2 cuts per year and the teams work on an area basis. The number of cuts will be affected by demand and weather conditions. Depending on what time of the year you apply will determine how many cuts you will receive and when this will take place. The service operates on a seasonal basis between the months of March and October which may be extended according to the weather.

Who do I contact to apply for the scheme?

If you have read the above information and think that you may be eligible and would like to apply to take advantage of the scheme, you can pick up a form from your Local District Housing Office. You can also telephone the Tend and Mend scheme directly on 01792 525152 during office hours.

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