Grass cutting

We cut grass in our parks, open spaces and verges during the growing season, normally from April to October.

  • We cut all grass to a schedule.
  • Areas of grass which are not often used will be cut less often. For example some areas in parks.
  • Football pitches, bowling greens and play areas will be maintained so they can be used for recreation and healthy living.
  • We have wildflower and bulb planting in some grass verges to improve the appearance of the Borough. Some of these can be seen in the town centre.
  • We can only cut grass or weeds in places we can legally access.

Reporting overgrown grass

You can report overgrown grass online, we need to know:

  • The location of the grass or weeds.
  • Why it is a problem. For example, is it causing an obstruction?

Dangerous weeds

Please report any issues with Giant Hogweed or Japanese Knotweed on any public land we own. For example, parks, nature reserves and allotments.

Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed

Why is it dangerous?

The sap can cause burns

How to identify Giant Hogweed (Woodland Trust)

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed

Why is it dangerous?

It is invasive and damaging

How to identify Japanese Knotweed (RHS website)

2 August 2022