Street cleansing, litter and road sweeping

Grass cutting

If you are a resident, you can tell us about:

  • badly cut grass
  • damage to a road verge
  • loose grass cuttings

How to tell us that grass needs cutting

Telephone: 0300 300 8302
Email: customer.services@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Grass cutting - what we do

We are responsible for cutting the majority of grass that is publicly owned, e.g. highway verges and amenity areas. However, there are many areas that are maintained by town and parish councils, housing associations, developers or voluntary bodies.

You can check who is responsible for roadside grass in your area (PDF 14.7KB) .

In fulfilling our responsibilities as a highway authority, we are required to keep verges safe and unobstructed and this is particularly important at road junctions where clear visibility for motorists and pedestrians is necessary. We are not required to cut grass for aesthetic appearances.

In rural areas, a number of grass verges have been designated as roadside nature reserves (link opens in new window) as they contain rare or endangered species of flora / fauna. Here, the grass cutting regime is tailored to suit.

We aim to cut urban grass 6 times per year between March and September and rural grass areas 3 times a year: April, June and September.

Weeds

We carry out a weed spray of road and footpath edges in all towns and villages during April to June and another in September where required. We use a weed control spray with no residue so it will only affect plants where there is direct contact.

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