We are responsible for managing and maintaining all land and open spaces in Torbay, which are owned by us. This does not include land managed by the Coast and Countryside Trust Opens in a new window or housing associations. We are responsible for all open space in Torbay; this includes parks, recreation grounds and roadside verges.

We work alongside SWISCo and our grounds maintenance contractor Glendale Grounds Management Ltd to ensure this work is carried out efficiently.

We have a system of planned maintenance works (Cyclical Service) which are carried out on an appropriate basis e.g. weekly, monthly, annually. They are responsible for identifying the frequency of these works and ensuring the best methods are used to achieve the standards required.

They are responsible for meeting these standards and work closely with us to ensure these are met.

Please be aware that on occasion work may be delayed or hampered by external factors such as the weather, both good and bad. Torbay is a diverse area with hundreds of urban and rural sites - a difficult task to get them all right all of the time.


SWISCo is the grounds maintenance contractor for Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. SWISCo is a company wholly owned by us, carrying out services on our behalf.

SWISCo is responsible for cutting 1.4 million square metres of grass on highway verges and in parks and open spaces across Torbay. The early part of the growing season is always a difficult time with high rates of grass and weed growth encouraged by changeable weather creating perfect conditions of sunshine and rain.

Recently there have been some delays to the grass cutting across Torbay. This is due to a combination of weather conditions, the rate of grass growth, resources, and SWISCo employee sickness.

If you would like to report an area please contact the SWISCo team on 01803 701310 or at info@swisco.co.uk

We apologise for the delays and appreciate your understanding, please bear with us.

Please be advised some areas are being left longer as part of the Blue Campaign. Areas under trees are being left in some place to improve the health of Torbay’s trees and encourage further biodiversity. You can read more on our grass cutting page.