Open spaces

Throughout the borough, there are numerous open spaces maintained by us. These are largely grass areas either within housing developments or near highways. The grass areas vary in size from a few square meters to several thousand square meters.

As a guide, if a grass area is between the highway and public footpath, it forms part of the highway verge. This is maintained by Leicestershire County Council. The majority of other grassed areas are open spaces maintained by us. For more information please contact us.


We have a large number of trees in parks, on open spaces, in cemeteries and closed churchyards. We also manage Brocks Hill Country Park and three spinneys in Oadby. These vary from newly planted areas to large, mature trees.

The stock of trees is maintained by the green maintenance team. Specialist contractors are used for larger jobs that involve aerial work within the tree canopy. There is a programme for inspecting the trees to ensure that, as far as is reasonably practicable, they are safe. This work is carried out by a qualified arboriculturalist who reports back to grounds maintenance. All identified works are carried out.

Trees growing on the highway verge or in footpaths are maintained by Leicestershire County Council.

Highway verges

Since 2003 all maintenance of highway verges, including grass cutting and tree works, has been carried out by Leicestershire County Council please visit Leicestershire County Council website for further details.

Last updated: Friday, 7 January 2022 3:29 pm