Website maintenance - Thursday 18 July

We are carrying out some website maintenance on Thursday 18 July between 11am and 2pm. My Account and some online forms may be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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.

Report overgrown grass on verges