Public Open spaces, Engineers and Facilities


Parks and open spaces

Welcome to our online Public Open Spaces, Engineering and Facilities section. In this section you can search for information on Play areas, Open Spaces, Markets including The General Market, Farmers Market and Sunday Antiques.    

Parks and Open Spaces

We own and maintain a total of 12 parks and recreation grounds and over 120 open spaces throughout the district.

Find out more about the parks and open spaces

Markets and Carboot sales

You can find details of markets held including the General Indoor Market, Sunday Antiques Market and the Farmers Market. Find out more about Markets and Car boot sales

Play Areas

We own, manage and maintain 23 play areas throughout the district. 

Find out more about Play Areas.


We manage five allotment sites around the district.

Find out more about allotments

Trees and high hedges

If the tree is situated in a park, recreation ground or open space that is owned and maintained by the district council.

Find out more about Trees.

Public Toilets and Garages

Where public toilets are provided we are responsible for maintenance and cleaning of the facilities.

Find out more about Public Toilets.

Flood defence and sandbags


We provide advice and information on what to do in the event of a flood, as well as sandbags and engineering advice to help residents/businesses.

More on flooding, watercourses and Riparian responsibilities

Closed Churchyards

We manage twenty closed churchyards. A closed churchyard is one which has no more space for new burials and has been officially declared closed by the Home Office.

Find out more about Closed churchyards.

Abandoned Vehicles

We deal with any vehicles reported as abandoned on local roads or property (usually including private property).

Find out more on the classification of an Abandoned Vehicle.

Street Furniture

We maintain a range of street furniture. This includes things such as street name plates, seating, decorative lighting and cycle racks.

Find out more information on street furniture.