John O’Conner Landscaping commenced the landscape maintenance contract on the 17th March. All works were suspend on the 23rd March, due to the government’s Covid-19 lockdown rules.
Following a risk assessment review, O’Conner’s decided it was possible to deliver the open space maintenance to the Oak Tree estates. Works recommenced on the 20th April (grass cutting, shrub beds, weed spraying and hardstanding spraying). Maintenance of the backcourts was viewed as a higher risk task, so these works remain suspended. It should be noted that once the lockdown and social distancing rules are relaxed, a significant amount of remedial work will be required to bring each overgrown backcourt up to standard. Savings made due to suspension of works are likely to be absorbed by the cost of the remedial works.