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Environmental Services Maintenance Calendar
ActivityAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMar
Street cleansing Primary retail - daily. Secondary retail - weekly. Highways - monthly. Public open spaces - monthly
Public convenience cleansing Daily - all year
Mechanical sweeping All year where needed - more often in the autumn when leaf fall is heavy
Fly-tipping removal All year where needed
Graffiti removal All year where needed
Chester city street washing - external provider     Yes       Yes         Yes
Deep cleansing - Joint work with Highways           Joint targeted operation to identify roads where normal maintenance was not possible due to parked vehicles        
Leaf fall           Planned schedule of leaf collection (plus as needed)        
Weed treatment - external provider Yes         Yes            
Grass cutting Formal park - weekly. Rural - monthly. Amenity grass - fortnightly. Habitat/natural areas - 2 to 3 times a year.         Mid March start
Hedge maintenance       Work as needed for safety reasons due to restrictions under the Countryside and Wildlife Act Scheduled maintenance after nesting season ends  
Tree works Felling work as needed for safety reasons Pruning/felling work as needed
Shrub maintenance           Cycle of planned work  
Floral displays including bedding/baskets/planters preparation and planting     Yes       Yes          
Specialist attractions grass maintenance (parks/sports areas and formal sites) Full range of grass maintanance operations including general grass maintenance, fine turf maintenance and specialist operations eg, bowling greens, repairs to cricket squares and football goalmouths, etc (twice weekly if necessary)
External works – eg, Plus Dane Housing maintenance All year round cycle of planned work, and work where needed, including maintenance of grass, hedges, shrubs and tree works
Cemetery work/burials Closed churchyard maintenance, burials, gravedigging, etc - cycle
Asset repairs/new installations (stiles, gates, bridges and signage All year round operation to install new and make repair to existing assets - – both planned and as needed. Safety issues take priority
Year round event support Full range of events including Chester Races, marathons, elections, festivals, etc - known dates programmed in, for new events rotas are adjusted, if given sufficient notice, or resourced as required and then programmed for future years if needed
Play areas Inspected by independent ROSPA accredited inspectors in August. All year Weekly and fortnightly safety checks on 120 play areas by council inspectors

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