Use our eForm to report a problem with grass or vegetation. We maintain grass in both urban and rural areas.

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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
  • footpaths
  • 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.

Also see

Waste, Highways and Environmental Services

Telephone: 01904 551551