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Grass Cutting Schedules

Maintenance of grass verges on highways

We cut grass verges in urban areas eight times each year. Verges on rural roads are cut twice a year.

You can see the verges we maintain by consulting our online map. The grass cutting schedule for rural verges follows the Plantlife management guidelines for grassland road verges.

The table below shows the approximate dates when each cut starts (these may vary slightly depending on weather conditions).

Grass Cutting Schedule for West Berkshire
Urban VergesRural Verges

Cut 1 commences in April

Cut 1 completed before the end of March

Cut 2 commences in May


Cut 3 commences in June


Cut 4 commences in July


Cut 5 commences in August


Cut 6 commences in September

Cut 2 commences at the start of September

Cut 7 commences in October


Cut 8 commences in November



Wild Verges

You can find out more about the West Berkshire Wild Verges Project on the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) website.

If you notice a problem with an urban or rural grass verge, report it to us via our online form.

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