We help ensure that Reading is a clean and green place to live and work by maintaining the verges, shrubs and hedges on public highways and other public open spaces. We also support Reading’s entry into Britain in Bloom.
We maintain the grass verges and open public land in the borough on a regular basis (weather permitting).
We look after roadside shrubs, flower beds and some hedges.
Our Tree Gang is responsible for:
Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) are dealt with by the Natural Environment Team in Planning.
Working with the Forestry Commission, and taking into account friends’ groups, we have produced Woodland Management Plans for 90 hectares of Reading’s woodlands (across 18 sites) starting in 2013. Carrying out the plans will benefit wildlife, amenity and the community – and the Forestry Commission will part fund the works through the England Woodland Grant Scheme. After a public consultation event in 2013, we adopted the woodland management plans in November 2013. The adopted plans for each specific area along with a general map of Reading’s woodlands are listed below.
The Open Spaces Strategy is a document that sets out the aims and approaches that we have adopted to best manage Reading’s open space. You can download a copy of the Reading Open Spaces Strategy to find out more.