The Landscape Group has been working in partnership with Dover District Council since 1998 following the acquisition of the Deal, Sandwich and Aylesham landscape maintenance contracts. These were subsequently followed by the further attainment of the Dover landscape maintenance contract in 2000.
In 2006, following a major re-tendering and rationalisation procedure, The Group retained the Council’s contracts for a further ten years. This new contract saw the amalgamation of the old Dover District and Deal District contracts.
Grounds maintenance services to all parks and open spaces Borough-wide forms a major part of this contract, with works including the stripping and planting of floral bedding schemes and herbaceous borders. Like many of our high quality grounds maintenance
contracts, deadheading, feeding and weeding on these parks are required on a daily basis to maintain the high standards upheld by the Group. Additional works include extensive hedge and tree management, as well as the maintenance of hanging baskets and planters Borough-wide.
Other services across the four contracts include the inspection, maintenance and repair of children’s play areas, as well as the maintenance, repair and marking of sports areas. This includes works to artificial surfaces and several football pitches; fine turf works to cricket pitches, bowling greens, putting greens, pitch and putt and multiple tennis courts.
The scope of the contract also extends to cemetery maintenance, including grave digging and all associated burial ground services.
The Landscape Group also carry out the maintenance of all four area’s highways and housing areas, and cover all other arboricultural works whilst also operating an emergency call out service.
As part of the partnership in 2006, we developed a cutting edge on-line sports booking system for Dover District Council, which at the time was the first of its kind in Kent. The system allows users to check the availability of pitches by location or facility, book up to five timeslots, and make payments securely on line. The development and introduction of this system underlines our long-term commitment to building on the partnership we already have with Dover District Council.