Parks and Open Spaces
ABOUT STRATTON ST MARGARET PARISH COUNCIL OPEN SPACES
The Open Spaces Management Team are dedicated to maintaining the parish of Stratton’s public areas and have a great amount of knowledge and experience between them. We are responsible for maintaining all of the public parks, road verges, allotments, cemeteries, alleyways and pavements.
We work hard to keep areas clean, tidy and the vegetation well managed so that the area of Stratton looks good and is user friendly. We are also keen to enable wildlife to live on our land by encouraging wild flowers, trees and habitat for birds and animals. We spend around a quarter of our time clearing up after people, which is a shame. We would rather spend this time making valuable improvements.
Stratton St Margaret Parish Council are responsible for 10 play parks with children’s play equipment. These are maintained by our Grounds Team and they cater for all ages of children.
What Stratton Parish Council Can Help with
The Open Spaces Management Team are dedicated to maintaining the parish of Stratton’s public areas and have a great amount of knowledge and experience. We are responsible for maintaining all of the public parks, road verges, allotments, cemeteries, alleyways and pavements. Here is a list of work that we carry out;
- Grass cutting on all public areas throughout the parish***
- Hedge cutting
- Litter picking
- Emptying of bins
- Tree and shrub pruning and planting**
- Planting and maintaining flower beds
- Play equipment provision and maintenance
- Football pitch maintenance and provision
- Provision and maintenance of infrastructures such as fences, benches, gates and paths
- Cleaning pavements*
- Repairing vandalism and removing graffiti
- Deal with fly tipping
- Providing signage to help manage sites
- Other landscaping work
- Related office administration and management
* We only maintain the surface of pavements and alleyways. This means cleaning them of rubbish, leaves and moss. We do not maintain the actual tarmac, this is Swindon Borough Council.
** Only some trees are the responsibility of Stratton Parish Council. Some public trees are still managed by Swindon Borough Council. If you require more information, please email the Parish Office.
*** The grass on White Hart roundabout and Greenbridge roundabouts are still the responsibility of Swindon Borough Council
What Swindon borough Council Can Help with
Swindon Borough Council are responsible for:
- Street Lighting
- Highway Issues
- Rubbish and Recycling Collection
- Dead Animals
*SBC only deal with certain trees please email the Parish Offices for clarification.
Allotments within Stratton St Margaret Parish
Stratton St Margaret Parish Council is responsible for 2 allotment sites in the Parish, White Hart Allotments, Lower Stratton, and St Philips Road Allotments, Upper Stratton, with a total of 140 plots of varying sizes. Our Plots can be rented out for as little as £20.00 per annum where available.
An allotment competition is held annually, usually in July, where trophies and vouchers are awarded to the best kept and productive plots. The Parish Council is passionate about providing good allotment sites as we recognise the importance of people remaining in touch with the land and knowing where their food comes from.
Hire an Open Space within the Stratton St Margaret Parish
We have several football pitches at Meadowcroft Park, Upper Stratton and another at Grange Leisure Centre, where we also have an AGP all-weather pitch for hire. Several of our parks are available for hire for private parties or commercial fairgrounds for example. For further information enquire with the Parish Council Office.
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