Help with grass cutting and hedge trimming
If you are elderly or have a disability and need help to look after your garden, you may be eligible for Garden Aid.
Garden Aid offers customers a
- grass cutting service on a 3 week cycle between March and October
- hedge trimming service twice a year in June / July and October / November.
You are eligible to receive Garden Aid if you are in one of the following categories;
- Over 60 years of age, in council accommodation and in receipt of housing or council tax benefit
- Have a disability and in receipt of a Personal Independence Payment (mobility) or a Disability Living Allowance (mobility components)
- Over 80 years of age
In addition, there must be no other able-bodied individual 16 years of age or over living in the household.
Customers with a disability and those applying to be exempt from a service VAT charge are required to have their application certified by a GP.
Eligible homeowners and private tenants are charged for this service. Prices range from £72 including VAT, for a small lawn area with no hedge, to £246 including VAT, for a large lawn area with a large hedge. Very large gardens will be subject to additional charges.