Verge and hedge maintenance

Grass cutting in cemeteries

We would like to apologise to all cemetery visitors and families.

Because of the extremely difficult pressures our contractors have faced within the last couple of months, both in terms of the extremely wet weather earlier in the spring, the unprecedented growing conditions and increased resource pressures for burials services, we are very aware of issues surrounding grass cutting within our cemeteries.

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure all visitors and families that additional resources have been put in place solely to deal with the grass cutting and we hope to have the grass cutting service back to a high standard before the end of July.

Thank you for your understanding.

Grass cutting

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 connectcc@solihull.gov.uk.

Leaves

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 connectcc@solihull.gov.uk

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