Grass cutting and strimming

Grass cutting and strimming on the highways

Highway grass verges are cut from late March to October subject to weather conditions.

There have been changes to the service to reflect the financial challenges that the council faces. The team is also facing some resourcing challenges.

The times between cuts has been slightly increased because of this. Grass verges on the highway are cut on average every 35 days and strimming is being done every third round.

The parks team continue to work closely with the highways team to ensure that sight lines are clear for drivers and pedestrians.

Timetable for grass cutting on verges, parks and gardens/cliffs

Our timetable for cutting is usually late March to October. When conditions allow we will start the first cut at the beginning of March. This is subject to change due to weather conditions and other external factors.

The grass cutting teams include those using tractors to cut open spaces.

My property has been damaged as a result of grounds maintenance being carried out

Some jobs have the potential to cause damage. On rare occasions this can lead to property being damaged.

Grass cutting and strimming are examples of jobs where small stones may be thrown from the machine.

In the event that any damage is caused, please complete our online form.

You can also ring us on 01702 215011 and choose the option for ‘Strimming Incidents’.

You can also download a form and return the form via email to insurance@southend.gov.uk.

Contact parking, travel and roads

Telephone: 01702 215003

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