Our caretaking & grounds maintenance teams


Coronavirus: latest update on our caretaking & grounds maintenance teams

The coronavirus has impacted on our caretaking & grounds maintenance teams and there are changes to our services at the moment:

Block cleaning
Our Caretaking team has resumed its fortnightly block cleaning schedule.

All our staff have been provided with the necessary equipment and safety advice to ensure they can deliver our block cleaning service without risk to you or them. They are complying with government guidance on social distancing at work so if you can, please keep your distance from them if you see them working.

Grass cutting
Thanks to all our customers for bearing with us while we had to postpone our grass cutting service due to coronavirus - we know that some of our areas looked a bit overgrown and unloved.

We have now resumed this service and our team will be cutting grass every four to five weeks. The schedule on our grass cutting web page shows you when our team will be cutting the grass near you.

All our staff have been provided with the necessary equipment and safety advice to ensure they can deliver our grass cutting service without risk to you or them. They are complying with government guidance on social distancing at work so if you can, please keep your distance from them if you see them working.

Tree services
We are now only responding to emergency tree issues, for example situations in which trees have fallen due to storm damage. To report an issue please call our Contact Centre on 0161 393 7117 or email servicecentre@fcho.co.uk.

Playgrounds
Our playgrounds are now open again.

We know that our playgrounds are important parts of community life and many of you will be looking forward to using them again. To help you enjoy them safely we have put measures in place:

  • We have produced health and safety risk assessments to manage the potential risks of Covid-19
  • Our operatives will wipe down the equipment in playgrounds Mon-Fri
  • Signs will be clearly displayed at all our playgrounds. These will remind adults to promote responsible behaviour, particularly with maintaining social distancing and good hand hygiene.

Visit our news section to read more about our playgrounds and our advice on how to have fun safely.

Our parks are located at:

Conrad Close Park – Conrad Close, Sholver – OL1 4RN

Beech Ave Park-  Beech Ave, Greenacres – OL4 2EF

Bobbin Walk MUGA – Waterloo St, Glodwick behind the shops OL4 1EY

Onslow Close MUGA – Dunbar St, Coldhurst OL1 2HZ

Kempton and Newbury Way, Park & MUGA, Busk, Chadderton OL9 6PN

Our Neighbourhood Care team

Our Neighbourhood Care team is responsible for all aspects of grounds maintenance and cleaning within our neighbourhoods.

We also have responsibility for managing all our open spaces, trees and invasive weeds such as Japanese Knotweed.

Visits to all communal blocks and communal green spaces take place on a seasonal programmed basis which allows us to ensure resources are provided across our neighbourhoods.

Find out more about our caretaking, gardening and tree services, plus our service standards through the links on this page.

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Want to know more

Contact us if you would like to know when we will be cleaning your block or gardening in your communal area.

Reporting issues

If you have any issues with cleaning or gardening in your block or communal area then please contact us.