The Grounds Staff, led by Desmond O'Grady
, are responsible for gardening, tree care, litter and in winter, road gritting and snow clearance. The University is justly proud of its outstanding campuses and outdoor sports facilities with much care and attention going into the maintenance of these.
We care for University Park, Sutton Bonington, Jubilee and King's Meadow Grounds as well as our two sports fields at Highfields and Grove Farm. In addition to routine maintenance each year there is also a programme of landscape improvements and refurbishment as well as the landscaping of all new developments.
The University has won several awards for its landscaping, including a British Association of Landscape Industries Award, a Civic Trust Award, Britain in Bloom Public Park Award and several awards from the local Nottingham in Bloom Competition. In particular we have achieved a Green Flag Award for University Park every year from 2003 and we remain the only University to have achieved this status.
In 2004 the University established a Friends of University Park group to encourage the local community to visit University Park and to enjoy its gardens and grounds. A programme of events and activities linked to the park are organised each year. Our Friends of University Park mini site has more detail.
Enquiries for routine matters such as Grass Cutting and Road Gritting should be directed to the Estate Office Helpdesk on Tel: 16666. Bookings for the Sports Pitches are to be made through the Sports Centre on 0115-9516655. Cancellations can be conducted by calling 0115-9515516.