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 2019 includes:

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

Four rural cuts will take place during the season:

Cut 1: 1 April to 10 May

Cut 2: 13 May to 17 June

Cut 3: 24 June to 30 August

Cut 4: 23 September to 1 November


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: 1 April to 23 May

Cut 2: 12 June to 12 July

Cut 3: 15 July to 30 August

Cut 4: 2 September to 18 October

Wycombe area

Cut 1: 4 April to 8 May

Cut 2: 9 June to 16 July

Cut 3: 17 July to 23 September

Cut 4: 24 September to 31 October

Amersham area

Cut 1: 1 April to 7 May

Cut 2: 20 May to 25 June

Cut 3: 8 July to 14 August

Cut 4: 26 August to 1 October

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 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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