Council's grass cutting operations continue in typical British summer

14 August 2017

Its mid-August and the time of year when grass cutting operations are in full swing with the Council’s Grounds Maintenance Teams cutting the equivalent of over 93 football pitches every day.

Over five million square metres of grass verges and public open spaces are cut from March to October, including seven major parks, 63 football pitches, 16 bowling greens, a croquet lawn and a cricket table.
There are several different standards and frequencies of grass cutting throughout the borough, ranging from wild flower areas that are cut twice a year, to ornamental areas in formal parks that are mown weekly during the growing season. Rural grassed areas are cut monthly, sports pitches or amenity areas are cut fortnightly and highway verges three weekly.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Karen Shore said: “The recent mix of sunshine and persistent heavy showers has meant that grass and vegetation has grown really quickly and in some areas affected our cutting schedules.  Please bear with us if there are delays in your neighbourhood, teams are working really hard to maintain our beautiful borough.” The Council’s Street Care Pledge sets out a shared commitment with local residents to maintain clean and attractive streets.  If you spot an environmental problem in your area please use the Your Streets website to report it –  

The website aims to make reporting problems easier and provide useful information about the range of services the Council provides in communities across the borough, including Grounds Maintenance Standards. 

Grass cutting team get ready for the day ahead
Grass cutting team get ready for the day ahead 

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