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Highway Verges Maintenance

The Council cuts grass to ensure that the public can use roads and pavements safely. Although environmental issues are very important, grass cutting is actually carried out for highway safety reasons rather than environmental purposes.

Our policy is to cut urban grass verges 12 times annually and rural grass verges 3 times annually.

In a normal year the grass cutting season starts in March and ends in November, but weather and ground conditions can have a major impact on the cutting schedule when grass cutting may be suspended in extreme wet weather conditions and in severe drought conditions.

Urban Verges are cut to a height of 25mm approximately every 3 weeks during the growing season, with Rural Verges being cut to a height of 75mm.

Our appointed contractor ISS Waterers carries out the grass cutting within the Borough except Horton & Wraysbury Parish, which is done by a local contractor appointed by the Parish Council.

Contact details for Parish:

Horton - wendycoates@btinternet.com
Wraysbury - cambia3@yahoo.co.uk

ISS Waterers is responsible for:

  • Cutting the grass as described above
  • Clearing grass cuttings from paths & roads within 2 hours of cutting
  • Clearing minor litter immediately prior to cutting

The Contractor is not responsible for:

  • Collecting grass cuttings
  • Weed control of verges
  • Turfing, re-seeding damaged verges
  • Grass cutting on Social housing or privately owned land

For more information, please email Outdoor Facilities or complete the on-line fix-it form.

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Modified: 2015-01-26
Published: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:29:52
Author: Simon Arthur
Editor: Simon.Arthur
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