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 and urban grass cutting.
Rural grass cutting
Rural grass cutting is done to ensure visibility for road users. Our program for 2019 includes one 1.2 metre swathe cut adjacent to the road, and 3x junction/ visibility splay cuts where more visibility is required.
Four rural cuts will take place during the season:
Cut 1: 1 April – 10 May
Cut 2: 13 May – 17 June
Cut 3: 24 June – 30 August
Cut 4: 23 September – 1 November
Urban grass cutting
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:
Cut 1: 1 April – 23 May
Cut 2: 12 June – 12 July
Cut 3: 15 July – 30 August
Cut 4: 2 September – 18 October
Cut 1: 4 April – 8 May
Cut 2: 9 June – 16 July
Cut 3: 17 July - 23 September
Cut 4: 24 September – 31 October
Cut 1: 1 April – 7 May
Cut 2: 20 May – 25 June
Cut 3: 8 July – 14 August
Cut 4: 26 August – 1 October
You can see details of when we will be carrying out urban grass cutting in your parish by viewing our 'Urban grass cutting timetable'. 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.
Devolved tasks include:
- grass cutting
- siding out
- sign maintenance
- rights of way annual clearance
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.