What's happening in Landscape Services?
With such a large Campus at the University of Sheffield there is always a lot of activity within the Landscape Services Team.
Below is an indication of the work that is carried out by the department:
• Grounds maintenance/soft landscaping
This team is responsible for the maintenance of the green spaces within the University's diverse Estate.
- Hard Landscaping team
The Hard Landscaping Team cover a wide range of work from garden/green space refurbishment to repairs and renovation.
- Tree Surgery Team
The Tree Team are responsible for carrying out maintenance on all of the tress owned by the University including emergency tree work across the Estate.
- Internal Landscaping
This team carries out work for one off/repeated events requiring a touch of greenery and colour, such as Graduation and Awards Ceremonies and are also responsible for producing and maintaining permanent internal displays.
- Pest control
The Landscape Services Team, along with our colleagues in the Engineering and Maintenance team, are responsible for minor pest control across the University, both within the University buildings and the residences. This is currently carried out on a 'reactive' basis however the team are working to develop a fully integrated scheme of pest managements across the Estate including proofing, monitoring and treatment of issues.
- Snow Clearing
During the winter periods the Landscape Services Team is responsible for snow clearance by clearing footways and keeping paths clear and treated to reduce accidents and ensure that the University is kept moving and that key business activities are able to safely go ahead as planned.
- Road Sweeping
This section is headed up mainly by Keith Hutchinson, although the litter picking and bin clearing is also done by the campus grounds maintenance team. Keith can be seen driving his “green machine” between 4.30am and 1.30pm, clearing car parks and public areas of all their rubbish.
- Sports Pitches
This Team is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the sports pitches at Goodwin Sports Centre and Norton Playing fields to ensure that the grounds are maintained to a high standard for use by the Student population.
The team work closely with the Environment Team within the University to achieve the aims and targets outlined in the UoSBAP (University of Sheffield Biodiversity Action Plan) through practical work and monitoring.