Grass cutting

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 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.

Treatment of weeds is usually carried out by chemical weed control.

Grass clippings are not collected, but we will clear the worst from footpaths.

Subject to weather conditions, we aim to cut grass in urban areas:

  • 14 times a year
  • every 2 to 3 weeks
  • between March and early October

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 2 times a year. The first cut is in May or June. The second cut is in September or October.

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