Grounds maintenance contractor Countrywide Grounds has won a new five-year contract with Greenfields Community Housing to deliver grounds maintenance to all the green spaces surrounding its 8,500 homes across Braintree and surrounding districts.
The contract is worth over £1 million and started on 1st January.
Greenfields, a community-centred housing association, has awarded Countrywide the contract to provide an all-year-round grounds maintenance service across its towns and villages.
The work will include over half-a-million square metres of grass-cutting and litter collection, over three hectares of pruning, two-and-a-half hectares of weeding, and over four kilometres of hedge cutting.
In addition, a gritting service will be available for the residents in Housing for Older People Schemes to ensure that paths remain clear and safe.
Andrew Gilliar, regional director of Countrywide Essex, said the firm would "deliver a fully comprehensive grounds maintenance contract for the next five years".