Garden aid service if you live in Falkirk Council area

Garden aid service if you live in Falkirk Council area

If you have difficulty maintaining your garden and are a Weslo tenant in the Falkirk Council area you may be able to receive this service if you meet their qualification requirements. You must be:

  • Aged 65 years old or over,or
  • Between the ages of 16 and 65 and have a disability which prevents you maintaining your garden.

You will not qualify for help if there is someone else living with you over the age of 16 who could maintain the garden or if you are receiving any other gardening assistance.

 

What work will be done?

Your grass will be cut every two weeks between April and October. The edges will be cut every second visit. Hedges will be cut twice each year, at the beginning and the end of the cutting season. The contractor will remove hedge clippings.

The contractor is responsible for making sure that no plants in your garden are damaged when cutting the grass or hedge.

Our contractor will not cut extremely long grass. They will only cut hedges which are 1.5m (4ft11) or less in height and are a maximum width of 1m.

 

How to apply for garden aid

To apply for garden aid:

  • download an application form at

www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/homes-property/housing-support/garden-aid.aspx or

 

Your completed form should be submitted to Falkirk Council’s Neighbourhood Office or One Stop Shop.