Have your say on grounds maintenance across West Lothian
West Lothian residents are being asked, via Community Choices, to help influence the future work of the council’s grounds maintenance service.
The grounds maintenance service for open spaces, parks, sports facilities, cemeteries, roadside verges and country parks includes cyclical activities such as grass cutting, weed spraying, shrub bed maintenance and hedge cutting.
On April 1, 2019 the council introduced new service standards for grounds m aintenance with specific priorities set out within these services standards.
A Community Choices process has now launched which will give people living in West Lothian the chance to provide feedback on these service standards to help decide if they remain appropriate when considering the longer-term delivery of the service.
The process takes place over a number of stages providing a number of opportunities for members of the public to get involved.
The initial stage comes in the form of an online survey which is open until July 4, 2021, for people across West Lothian to provide feedback on the existing Grounds Maintenance service standards. The survey is available via https://app.surveyhero.com/s/b24edaf
For those who don’t have access to a digital device a telephone line will be available to make your voice heard. Call 01506 284580 Monday to Thursday from 1-4pm over the weeks the survey is open and a member of staff will be able to complete the survey on your behalf.
Executive councillor for the environment, Tom Conn, explained why he thinks local residents should get involved with the survey.
He said: “Grounds Maintenance is a crucial service which plays a role in the appearance of our local environment. This Community Choices process represents an opportunity for members of the public to have their voice heard and to help influence the future work of the service.
"This is a service which is active in every town and village across West Lothian so I would urge all residents to make the time to complete the survey and get involved in future stages of this process.”
For more information please visit: https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/communitychoices /