Richmondshire District Council

Use this form to report:

Grounds maintenance issues such as dangerous trees, overgrown grass, hedges or shrubs on land that we own in the Richmondshire area

Issues not dealt with in this form:

  • Request for garden assistance
  • Report grounds maintenance issues on grass verges next to roads and school playing fields. These are handled by our highways team
  • Reporting issues with trees that are not dangerous. We will not for instance prune or fell a council tree to improve natural light in a property, to prevent interference with telephone wires/TV reception, or reduce the effects of bird droppings, honeydew, blossom, nuisance of fruit/berries or leaf fall.

What happens next?

  • Dangerous or hazardous issues regarding council owned/maintained trees, play equipment or walls and fencing will be visited by a council officer within 24 hours of the report being received.
  • General ground maintenance issues regarding grass, hedge-cutting or tree enquiries will be visited by a council officer within seven days of the report being received.

What you'll need to provide

  • Your details
  • Location of the issue

Your privacy

The information you provide on this application form will be used to facilitate your Grounds maintenance request. The information will only be disclosed to individuals in the Council who require it to complete your request. Please be aware that your information may be passed to the Council’s Counter Fraud Service and/or the Police if we suspect any fraudulent activity. For more information about how we use your personal data please see the Council’s Privacy Notice on its website.