The grounds maintenance team maintain 93 sites across the borough, this includes:

  • 86 parks and open spaces
  • 7 cemeteries and churchyards

In total, they cover approximately 438 hectares. 

The sites are maintained by 35 permanent members of staff and 8 seasonal staff.

Grass and hedge cutting

For more information on grass cutting in parks and grass verges, visit our grass cutting page.

Hedges are not cut between March and August because of nesting birds.

Parks locking/unlocking

Parks which are locked at night are opened at 7.30am.

These parks are:

  • Benhill Rec
  • Cheam Park & Rec
  • Cuddington Rec
  • Manor Park
  • Oaks Park
  • Overton Park
  • Royston Park 
  • The Grove


  • our strategic parks are litter picked daily
  • non-strategic parks can be litter picked up to 3 times a week. 
  • litter picking at playgrounds is carried out on a daily basis

It's important that you make sure all of your litter is properly disposed of when using our parks. 


Bins are cleared as and when required.


A visual inspection of all playground equipment is carried out every day, as well as a monthly operational inspection.