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Local Grass Cutting

As the Highway Authority, we are required to cut the rural and urban highway verges to maintain a safe environment for all users. Open space grass cutting and maintenance of our parks is primarily carried out to maintain a pleasant and attractive local environment.

Currently, our contractor carries out two rural grass verge cuts a year, and eight cuts on urban verges and open spaces.

What can my town or parish council do?

If you have B roads (30mph and under) running through your parish, roadside verges and grass open spaces can be maintained to a higher standard by carrying out additional cuts.

If you want to start cutting grass in your parish, please contact the Grounds Maintenance Team at Groundsmaintenance@westberks.gov.uk.

There is also the option for town and parish councils to pay West Berkshire Council to carry out more cuts on verges in their ward. Please contact us at Groundsmaintenance@westberks.gov.uk to discuss this further.

What do I need?

We've listed several method statements which should provide advice and guidance on performing these works safely.

PP grass cutting
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Grass CuttingIcon for pdf Grass Cutting [25.73KB]
Ride-on-MowerIcon for pdf Ride-on-Mower [42.12KB]
Works on VergesIcon for pdf Works on Verges [220.93KB]


You'll need to have the appropriate insurance in order to carry out these works. Please read our Icon for pdf Insurance Guidance [117.91KB]  for more information.

 

 

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