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Grass cutting policy 2019

Where we cut grass

We are responsible for cutting the grass of:

  • public open spaces
  • highway verges
  • central reservations
  • parks and playing fields

We do not cut grass that is:

  • on properties or estates owned by bodies other than the council, for example housing associations
  • privately owned

How often we cut grass

We start cutting grass in April and continue until October.

Urban grass

Urban grass is in public open spaces and highway verges. It is cut seven times a season. Between March and September, we start cutting urban grass at the end of each month. Urban grass cutting this year is scheduled to start 24 March 2019.

Rural grass

Rural grass is grass located on the sides of main roads and central reservations. It is cut four times a year. In 2019, cutting occurs as follows:

  • first cut starts 23 April 2019
  • second cut starts 3 June 2019
  • third cut starts 15 July 2019
  • fourth cut starts 2 September 2019

Rural lanes

Rural lanes are cut twice a year. The first cut starts in May and the second takes place at the end of August.

Parks and playing fields

Parks and playing fields are generally cut every 10 working days throughout the season.

All grass cutting schedules may change due to weather and ground conditions.

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