Caretaking and cleaning

We have a team of caretakers who help keep the housing estates we own clean and tidy.

Tenants can report issues affecting council-owned land or property, such as flytipping, overgrown alleyways, ivy and graffiti, by calling the team on  01827 254867, or emailing

Removal of fly-tipping on council-owned land: Prior to removal, we carry out an investigation to see if there is evidence which could lead to prosecution. If you witness fly-tipping, please report it online or call 01827 709491.

Clearance of council-owned alleyways: This could include cutting back overgrowth and the removal of fly-tipping and garden waste

Ivy control: Ivy can damage tiles and grow into central heating boiler vents and windows. We aim to prevent this by cutting ivy off at ground level.

Anti-vandal paint: A coating of anti-vandal paint is applied to council-owned walls or fences

Other work that we do: We also carry out general clearance work, empty contaminated green bins, jet wash bins in communal areas and cut back and clear neglected areas