Open Spaces Strategy
Chapter 10 Harborough District Councils Open Spaces
10.1. Harborough District Council maintains some 300 ha of open space throughout the District. This portfolio is managed by HDC Asset Management Team, and maintained by HDC Contracted Services.
10.2. The Open Space sites within Harborough District Council ownership are managed through the Integrated Contract (2009) by an external contractor (FCC). The Integrated Contract is due for renewal in 2016, and the contract is currently being reviewed with consideration being made concerning the best method of delivering the Grounds Maintenance service.
10.3. Alternative options and groups that offer management or maintenance of open space are volunteering, Harborough in Bloom, Friends of Welland park, River Cleans, Environment Group, Sustainable Harborough amongst others.
10.4. A full list of Businesses or Community Groups that have an interest in, generate employment or income from, or attract income to open spaces can be found at Appendix R.