Grass cutting

Grass cutting activities are split into two types, rural and urban.


Rural grass cutting

Rural grass cutting is done to ensure visibility for road users. Our program for 2020 includes:

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

Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Amersham areas

Cut 1 - 6 April to 11 May
Cut 2 - 18 May to 20 July
Cut 3 - 27 July to 31 August
Cut 4 - 14 September to 19 October


Urban grass cutting

Urban or amenity grass cutting is done 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:

Aylesbury area

Cut 1 - 25 March to 22 May
Cut 2 - 25 May to 17 July
Cut 3 - 20 July to 11 September
Cut 4 - 14 September to 30 October

Amersham area

Cut 1 - 6 April to 15 May
Cut 2 - 18 May to 26 June
Cut 3 - 29 June to 5 August
Cut 4 - 8 August to 16 September

High Wycombe area

Cut 1 - 30 March (week commencing) to 11 May (week commencing)
Cut 2 - 18 May (week commencing) to 29 June (week commencing)
Cut 3 - 6 July (week commencing) to 17 August (week commencing)
Cut 4 - 24 August (week commencing) to 5 October (week commencing)


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 and grass on central reservations.

View a full list of the parishes that have signed up

Devolved tasks include:

  • 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. However, there may often be a small delay of two or three days.

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