Information about grass cutting, how often it should be cut, reporting grass that needs cutting and requesting help with cutting your garden grass.
On urban roadside verges and in areas such as play areas, cemeteries, and public open spaces, you can expect us to cut the grass to maintain a good standard between April and September each year.
On rural roadside verges and in areas such as tree belts and woodland areas, you can expect us to cut the grass three times.
On rural roadside verges outside the village boundaries you can expect us to cut twice between April and August.
Optimum visibility for road users is essential and it is, therefore, very important to keep sightlines, bends and location at junctions cut back between two to three metres dependant on severity of area. Other areas of the verge are cut approximately one metre wide.
You can report grass that hasn't been cut using the form below:
Report grass that needs cutting
An officer will look into the matter and send someone out to cut the grass as soon as possible.
If a council tenant is elderly or disabled and occupying purpose built or adapted elderly/disabled accommodation the council may agree to maintain the gardens on their behalf.
However the person must require assistance on medical ground and there must be no one else in the household who could reasonably be expected to assist them to do the garden - e.g. a son or daughter or more active partner.
You can apply for help getting your grass cut by calling (01482) 393939 and one of our officers will contact you as soon as possible.
Unfortunately grass clippings cannot be removed every time the grass is cut, as the volume is equivalent to clippings from 1,200 football stadiums.
If we were to collect the clippings it would more than double the direct cost of the service partly due to government imposed landfill taxation, as grass clippings alone are not suitable for composting.
We now supply our staff with blowers to keep the footpaths clear of mown grass in key areas such as footpaths in and around retirement homes and sheltered accommodation.