Grounds maintenance charge

The grounds maintenance cost is charged to every Council Housing Tenant within Taunton Deane Borough Council. The service charge for grounds maintenance includes maintenance of land owned and maintained by the Housing Revenue Account. It covers items such as maintenance of all hedges, trees, grass, borders, keeping communal areas clear of weeds and moss, etc.

The cost is spread equally across all Housing Council Tenancies. This is to prevent those tenants who live in an area that has a lot of land attached to them that require a high level maintenance, from paying a higher service charge, which would be unfair. We charge for grounds maintenance by sharing the cost equally. This is based on cross funding the service among high and low maintenance areas.