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Colchester Borough Council

Colchester Borough Council

Colchester Borough Council is a local Government District and Borough in Essex. The borough covers an area of 125 square miles.

Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town. It’s home to Colchester Castle and Colchester United Football Club. Known also for its University and Army town, the borough keeps growing in size year after year with around 200,000 inhabitants, and becomes more and more of a tourist destination easily commutable to London.

idverde was awarded a 7-year grounds maintenance contract with Colchester Borough Council, which began on 1st April 2016.

Our services include:  

  • Grass maintenance
  • Planted area
  • Hedge maintenance
  • Tree maintenance
  • Hard surfaces
  • Ponds and ditches
  • Planting works
  • Turfing, seeding and turf maintenance
  • Fencing on a temporary basis
  • Littler clearance and site maintenance
  • Assisted garden scheme
  • Work relating to interment
  • Site security
  • Allotment maintenance
  • Sports ground maintenance (football pitch, rugby pitch, Castle cricket pitch, club cricket, bowling green, tennis grass court and tennis hard court).

idverde has introduced a new depot in Colchester and new grounds maintenance operatives can been seen carrying out maintenance works. We will minimise our carbon emissions through tree planting and we are also providing biodiversity training.

At idverde we are committed to supporting local communities in each area that we work within. We encourage local groups who are interested in their local green spaces to let us know about your activities, it may be that we can provide help or advice.

Since 2017 we have been proud sponsors of Colchester Borough Council’s Trees for Years scheme, which saw over 2,000 trees and fruit bushes given away free to Colchester residents.

Maintenance services

idverde is contracted to cut grass within Colchester on a performance basis, meaning that there is no set number of cuts each year but that the grass should always be kept short and well-presented throughout the mowing season.

Colchester Borough Council shrub beds are also maintained on a performance specification throughout the year. Between April and October we will carry out summer works such as weeding and pruning as required for health and safety reasons (such as overhanging vegetation).  From November to March we carry out the more extensive winter pruning works.

Hedges are cut on a frequency basis throughout the year, with the heavier reduction works carried out in the winter months between November and March, and the health and safety pruning of overhanging vegetation between March and October. Frequencies are dependent on the location of the hedge.

You can see further details of when our teams last carried out maintenance in your area and when they are next due to visit using the menus below.

Contact Us


Colchester Depot
Unit C – Whitehall Industrial Estate,
Commerce Way,

Tel: 01206 862 687

Email: colchester@idverde.co.uk