Verges

The majority of grass verges adjacent to roads are within the public highway and therefore come under the responsibility of the Council as Highway Authority.

In fulfilling its responsibilities as Highway Authority, the Council is required to keep verges safe and unobstructed and this is particularly important at road junctions where clear visibility for motorists and pedestrians is important.

The Council arranges grass cutting in-house or via external contractors. Funding is allocated annually through the routine highways maintenance budget to ensure that grass cutting is continued throughout the growing season.

In rural areas, a number of grass verges have rare or endangered species of flora/fauna and here the grass cutting regime is tailored to suit.

For information please contact the Highways and Engineering Service.

Highways & Engineering Service
Henshaw House
Cheapside
Oldham
OL1 1NY
Tel 0161 770 4325