We have recently been asked for some information on Millbrook’s Grass cutting contract.
PLEASE NOTE MILLBROOK PARISH COUNCIL ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ROADSIDE VERGES (WHICH INCLUDES NEW ROAD).
CORNWALL COUNCIL HIGHWAYS ARE RESPONSIBILE FOR THE ROADSIDE VERGES.
Please scroll down for details of the tender process.
Following a tender process the contract was awarded to Enhanscapes.
Views of Millbrook lakeside:
Millbrook Playing Field: A mosaic of short and long grass to be maintained in an informal design has been created
Above are some photographs taken of the field. Do you have any photographs you would like to share with us? If so please send them to email@example.com. We would love to add them to our collection or use in the next edition of our newsletter.
Millbrook Parish Council Grass cutting tender maintenance tender process
10th February 2022: the Council’s Asset & Open Spaces Task Group met to review the Grass Cutting tenders. The recommendations were put forward to the Full Council meeting for the next meeting.
Contractors were then invited to tender, the Invitation to Tender was advertised on the government website, the Parish Council website, noticeboards and the Council Facebook page.
At the full Council meeting on 15th February 2022, the Council approved the award of the grass cutting contract to Enhanscapes.
Five applicants applied and submitted the following documents:
- Contractor application form
- Tender Application form
- Method statement
- Insurance documents
A summary document was produced. All Councillors were supplied with the relevant documents.
Here is the method statement for the approved applicant – Enhanscapes Grass Cutting Management Method Statement
The grass cutting plans are on the Council’s website. There have since been modifications to include (i) a wild area in Millbrook New Cemetery (ii) the triangular piece of land on Hounster Hill.Grass cutting plans_2022-23_2023-24_2024-25 Grass Cutting Schedule and Tender updated
Cornwall Highway grass verge management
There have recently been some comments raised on social media about the Parish Council’s role and responsibility for the grass verges.
The Parish Council is not consulted on Cornwall Council’s Highway Maintenance programme. We can raise safety issues and have submitted online reports regarding this. Members of the public can also submit safety issues via the online reporting on Cornwall Council’s website. More information regarding Cornwall Council’s Highway Maintenance for the verges is available on Cornwall Council’s website.
There have been suggestions raised that the Parish Council might want to consider approaching Cornwall Council with a view to taking on the responsibility for the roadside verges, particularly along New Road. If the Parish Council were to consider covering this cost then it is likely this extra cost would have a knock on affect the Council’s budget and the precept submission (which would have an impact on the Council tax bills).
Here is some information from Cornwall Council’s website:
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