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Estate and garden maintenance

Support your estate caretaker

Blocks of flats often have corridors, landings, balconies, entrances and stairs that are shared by more than one home. We are responsible for keeping these areas well maintained. However, we ask you to help your caretaker keep the areas safe and clean. Please:

  • do not drop litter
  • clear away your rubbish properly and make the best use of recycling facilities
  • clear up any spillages
  • do not leave items in the communal areas
  • make sure communal doors are kept closed
  • report any issues to your caretaker or use the Love Clean Streets app
  • identify any improvements with your area and talk to your caretaker about it

The communal areas are also escape routes in case of an emergency, so they must always be kept clear. Please do not leave prams, mobility scooters, rubbish bags, bikes or other items in these areas.

Please put your rubbish out at the right times and if you need any large items removed, do not leave them in shared areas or bin stores. The Council can arrange a collection for a fee, otherwise you can take these items to your nearest rubbish and recycling facility.

If your neighbourhood has a play area for younger children, please keep these areas as safe as possible. Make sure your children are supervised if they are playing in them. Please report any damage or faults to us through the Love Clean Streets app.

Enjoy your open green spaces but please ensure that any items taken out, for example play equipment and sun chairs, are cleared and stored away when finished with and not left unattended.

Other services that are not the responsibility of the caretakers, but that you may find useful are listed below:

Last modified on 02 March 2022

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