Verge and hedge maintenance
Laying new turf in cemeteries
We would like to apologise to all cemetery visitors and families.
Because of the extremely dry hot weather, we are currently unable to lay new turf on graves within our cemeteries.
We would like to take this opportunity to reassure all visitors that plans are in place to lay the new turf on graves by the end of September, providing the weather and the ground conditions allow for this.
Thank you for your understanding.
We cut the grass on verges, and in our parks, open spaces and communal gardens every 12 working days between March and November. However, this schedule changes according to the weather.
If you want to tell us about a piece of grass that you think we’ve missed and haven’t cut, please report the problem online.
Hedges and shrubs
We cut all hedges and shrubs in the borough that are either next to roads, or in public open spaces, parks and cemeteries.
Hedges and shrubs are cut annually between November and March, but again depends on the weather. We also cut back verges on rural country lanes 3 times a year.
We'll only cut back a hedge or shrub if it's causing an obstruction of affecting the visibility of the road (this does not include hedge height). To report an overgrown hedge or shrub please email us at email@example.com.
Every autumn we clear a large number of leaves that fall from trees. Our main sweeping schedule takes place from October to December but this can change due to the weather conditions.
The majority of leaves are cleared by our normal sweeping service but some areas require extra leaf clearance due to a high number of trees. You can check our leaf fall clearance schedule to see if your road is listed. If your road is not included it will be cleared during our normal sweeping service.
We monitor the clearance schedule during autumn but if you have any safety concerns please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.