Use our eForm to report a problem with grass or vegetation. We maintain grass in both urban and rural areas.
Grass cutting in urban areas
We're responsible for maintaining grass in public urban areas including:
- highway verges
- communal housing areas
- open public spaces
Some grassed areas are kept long to help improve the living landscape. Areas where bulbs have been planted are uncut for about 6 weeks after they have flowered, to ensure the plants flower the following season.
Subject to weather conditions, we aim to cut grass in urban areas:
- 10 times a year
- every 2 to 3 weeks
- between March and early October
Grass clippings are not collected, but we will clear the worst from footpaths.
We control weeds by applying a non-residual, chemical weed killer throughout the growing season.
Grass cutting in rural areas
In rural areas we cut a 1 metre wide strip of grass along the kerbside on:
- grass verges of 'A' and 'B' roads
- cycle ways
On other rural roads, grass cutting is restricted to priority locations, such as:
- road junctions
- bends and corners
- areas where grass may obstruct the line of sight, leading to a hazard
Subject to weather conditions, we aim to cut grass in rural areas twice per year. The first cut is in June or July; the second cut is in September or October.