Greenfields Community Housing

Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, the UK’s leading professional grounds maintenance contractor, is two years into delivering a five-year contract with Greenfields Community Housing. The agreement involves the delivery of grounds maintenance to all the green spaces surrounding their 8,500 homes across the Braintree District and surrounding districts. The contract is worth over £1 million.


Greenfields, a community-centred housing association, awarded Countrywide Grounds Maintenance with the contract to provide an all-year-round grounds maintenance service across its towns and villages.


The work includes over half a million square metres of grass cutting and litter collection, over three hectares of pruning and two and a half of weeding, and over four kilometres of hedge cutting. In addition, a gritting service is available for the residents in Housing for Older People Schemes to ensure paths remain clear and safe.


Andrew Gilliar, Regional Director of Countrywide Grounds Maintenance Essex, said: “We were delighted to win this contract with Greenfields Community Housing to deliver a fully comprehensive grounds maintenance contract for five years. Not only are our teams trained to the highest standards, but they have the commitment and enthusiasm necessary to provide a service that’s second to none. We fully recognise that Greenfields’ housing and their appearance are key to the standing of its organisation, and we do everything to ensure that their grounds always look their best.”


Diane Foley, Head of Neighbourhoods at Greenfields Community Housing, added: “We take pride in our neighbourhoods, and we are looking forward to working with Countrywide Grounds Maintenance to ensure our residents get the communal areas and services they deserve.”