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).
|Urban Verges||Rural 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
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.