If you cannot look after your garden due to age or disability and have no one to help, then you can apply to us for help. We run a scheme to help tenants who cannot manage their own garden.
The garden maintenance scheme is available to East Ayrshire Council tenants who are over 60 years of age or who have a permanent physical disability. Tenants applying on the grounds of disability will be required to provide supporting evidence to confirm that they are unable to look after their garden.
If anyone aged over 16, and under 60, is living with you and is not a registered carer for a member of the household, they would be expected to do the gardening, provided they are able to do so.
For East Ayrshire Council tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit or Universal Credit, the service is provided free of charge. If not in receipt of benefits, there is currently a charge of £30 per annum which is payable after all services have been provided. Please note scheme is subject to qualifying criteria and verification process.