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Grass cutting

Highways grass cutting

The grass cutting starts in April. In some urban areas, grass cutting has been passed to the Parish Council. 

Grass cutting activities are split into two types:

Rural grass cutting – is done to ensure visibility for road users. Our program for 2018 includes:

  • one 1.2 metre swathe cut adjacent to the road
  • 3x junction/ visibility splay cuts where more visibility is required.

Four rural cuts will take place during the season as follows:

Cut 1 (Junction/vision splay) – 9th April to 18th May

Cut 2 (Junction/vision splay) – 21st May to 29th June

Cut 3 (1.2m swathe only) – 2nd July to 7th September

Cut 4 (Junction/vision splay) – 24th September to 2nd November

Urban or Amenity grass cutting – is undertaken to provide an appropriate level of amenity within defined urban areas. Rotary blade/flail mowers are used for this work. 

Cut grass is not collected, but will be cleared from footpaths using hand blowers where possible.

Four urban cuts will take place during the season as follows:

Aylesbury area

Cut 1 – 3rd April to 25th May

Cut 2 – 28th May to 13th July

Cut 3 – 16th July to 31st August

Cut 4 – 3rd September to 19th October

Wycombe area

Cut 1 – 3rd April to 25th May

Cut 2 – 28th May to 20th July

Cut 3 – 23rd July to 7th September

Cut 4 – 10th September to 26th October

Amersham area

Cut 1 – 3rd April to 1st June

Cut 2 – 4th June to 3rd August

Cut 3 – 6th August to 5th October (tbc)

Cut 4 – 8th October to 7th December (tbc)

You can see details of when we will be carrying out urban grass cutting in your Parish here.  All planned dates are subject to delays caused by weather.

Devolvement to Parishes

Many of the parishes in Buckinghamshire have signed up to take over responsibility for urban grass cutting.  TfB will retain responsibility for rural grass cutting within all parishes. TfB will also retain responsibility for cutting grass on central reservations.

A full list of the parishes that have signed up, along with the duties they do.  

Devolved tasks:

  • Grass Cutting
  • Siding out
  • Hedging
  • Sign maintenance
  • Rights of Way annual clearance

Additional information

Strimming around obstacles (e.g. sign poles) will take place at the same time as grass cutting activities. However, there may often be a small delay of two or three days.

To report any issues with grass cutting please use our online reporting tool.

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