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Most grass verges adjacent to roads are within the public highway and therefore come under our responsibility as highway authority.

In fulfilling our responsibilities as highway authority, we are required to keep verges safe and unobstructed. This is particularly important at road junctions where clear visibility for motorists and pedestrians is important.

We arrange with contractors to cut grass in rural areas and with the district councils in urban areas. Funding is allocated annually through the routine highways maintenance budget to ensure that grass cutting is continued throughout the growing season.

In rural areas, a number of grass verges have rare or endangered species of flora/fauna and here the grass cutting regime is tailored to suit.

Litter, abandoned cars and fly tipping on road verges generally falls to the district councils to collect and remove, although we will become involved if an acute danger is being caused which requires immediate action.

For more information please call: 0845 2302882 or 01296 382416 or use our contact us form.

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