Public Sector Grounds Maintenance

Glendale has a long history of working in the public sector, with grounds maintenance just one aspect of the work we are proud to deliver to a consistently high standard.

Having been set up in 1985 as a forestry, tree harvesting and consultancy business, Glendale’s service offering expanded following the Local Government Act 1988. The first ‘grounds maintenance’ contract with Rugby Borough Council was awarded to Glendale in 1990.

This was quickly followed with an arboriculture contract with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and a grounds maintenance contract with Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council. We are very proud of the fact that both of these contracts still run to this day.

Our teams are vastly experienced in providing high-quality public sector grounds maintenance services. We can ensure your green spaces are kept clean, tidy and suitable for use in their intended purpose.
Our teams are vastly experienced in providing high-quality public sector grounds maintenance services and understand the importance of delivering a compliant, value for money and continually improving contract to your key stakeholders. We are a business that genuinely believes in continuous improvement and does not take our client relationships for granted. If you would like to talk to us about:

  • Our performance commitment
  • Carbon consumption reduction
  • Fair working practices
  • Cloud-based management reporting
  • Social value and community benefits

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Comprehensive grounds maintenance

We are experienced in tendering for public sector grounds maintenance contracts, adhering to prescriptive specifications with set budgets and pre-agreed levels of service, or formulating a comprehensive service based on a draft plan. This means we take away the hassle of managing public sector grounds, delivering quality work as and when agreed. Having work completed on-time and within budget not only makes management easier but also keeps adjacent residents and businesses happy.

Our experience includes:

  • Detailed client specifications
  • Non-detailed client specifications
  • GIS mapping for accuracy
  • Small or large sites
  • Multi-sites
  • Housing and highways
  • Parks and recreation areas
  • Areas with access issues
  • Hazardous or unusual sites e.g. watercourses or banks
  • Large-scale, challenging logistics

We place special emphasis on the quality, consistency and safe completion of all our grounds maintenance work; with Glendale Live, you can see when and where we operate. It’s all part of our transparent, hardworking companywide ethic. Our quality assurances don’t stop there; Glendale’s business management system is fully accredited to ISO 45001, 14001 and 9001 and we have achieved full legislative compliance across the board.

Glendale understands that as your representative, our teams act as a public-facing extension of your organisation. That’s why we work hard to go the extra mile, delivering quality results and benefitting the local community wherever possible. This includes our awareness of environmental issues, from bird nesting season to our KPIs on reducing pesticide usage, paper waste and overall carbon footprint.

We are acutely aware that councils and other public sector organisations frequently face budget cuts. Glendale is committed to helping its clients and we are happy to review service level agreements to suit budgetary restraints without compromising on quality..

Stretching back to our roots, Glendale has always been committed to providing a comprehensive grounds maintenance service that caters to all your needs and works for you. We will discuss your requirements and produce a service plan specifically designed to address your concerns. From grass cutting to vegetation and invasive species control, Glendale can deliver a bespoke package that meets your needs. We can help to create and maintain a green space you can be proud of.

Whether you represent a local authority, housing association or public office, Glendale is more than capable of fulfilling your grounds maintenance and management needs. We would love the opportunity to tender or quote for any upcoming grounds maintenance contracts. Please contact our team today so we can get started.

Request your free, no-obligation public sector grounds maintenance quotation now.

Why Glendale?

  • Glendale has completed public sector grounds maintenance since way back in 1990
  • Our operatives are equipped with professional tools, expertly trained and fully insured
  • Our teams maintain an outstanding occupational health and safety record
  • Our wide-ranging services ensure that we can cater to your specific requirements
  • Our environmental accreditation requires us to evidence our improved performance against our environmental KPIs every year
  • We invest in the local £ with all our public sector contracts – buying locally and recruiting locally
  • We are proud members of The 5% Club honouring our commitment to have more than 5% of our staff in apprenticeship positions since 2016

Historically, public green spaces are where the majority of our apprentices have gained their experience and applied their specialist training. We’ve been nurturing young talent in grounds maintenance skills for nearly 30 years and aim to continue this practice, ensuring our passion for public sector grounds maintenance lives on.

What Glendale does

Glendale performs a variety of public sector grounds maintenance activities and services to all manner of clients. From town centre parks and village greens to highways and housing estates, we can ensure green spaces are sufficiently maintained.

Our full spectrum of services includes everything from grass cutting and bin emptying to more specialist tasks, including:

  • Grass cutting and edging
  • Hedge trimming and shrub bed maintenance
  • Sports pitch maintenance and line marking
  • Fine turf management
  • Maintenance of rose and shrub beds
  • Floral bedding displays
  • Litter and leaf clearance
  • Weed control
  • Grave digging and memorial maintenance
  • Hedgerow maintenance
  • Play area construction, inspections and maintenance
  • Manual and mechanical sweeping
  • Vegetation management
  • Invasive weed control
  • Community planting schemes


  • Park ranger services
  • Sports pitch booking facilities
  • Water feature maintenance
  • Land restoration and improvement
  • Landscaping and rejuvenation projects

Glendale's maintenance teams

Our qualified and experienced maintenance teams pride themselves on their track record of producing high-quality work for communities across the UK. All work is completed in line with recognised industry standards, including the British Standard for grounds maintenance.

In addition, our teams are also trained in risk assessment and mitigation as well as customer care and safeguarding. Where necessary, Glendale conducts DBS checks on individuals before they are permitted to work. This approach ensures Glendale’s maintenance specialists are trained, qualified and legislatively compliant individuals.