Surrey County Council carries out grass cutting in Tandridge and Mole Valley.
When do we cut the grass?
We can't give specific dates for when we will cut the grass as it depends on weather conditions and how fast the grass grows.
The main cutting season is from April to September although we may start cutting as early as March with a final cut as late as October.
What is an urban area?
- grass verges occur in built-up areas;
- generally within a 30 or 40 mph speed limited;
- grass is cut to a higher standard than rural areas;
- all verges are cut with a ride on heavy duty rotary mower.
We propose to cut urban verges subject to weather conditions and operational considerations during each of the following months:
- April, May, June and September
What is a rural area?
- Roads without street lighting
- Grass is cut by a tractor.
We propose to cut rural verges between the following dates subject to weather conditions and operational considerations:
- May and September
High speed dual carriageways
- June and October
What grass do we cut?
We cut the grass on highway land (including verges next to footways and roads, central reservations and sightlines at junctions) so that people can use roads and pavements safely.
What grass do we not cut?
We don't cut privately owned grass next to footways and roads. The owners of the land make their own arrangements for grass cutting.
How often do we cut the grass?
To meet our grass cutting standards we cut grass as follows;
- in urban areas (built-up areas, generally within a 30 or 40 mph speed limit) we normally cut the grass at least four times between March and October.
- in rural areas we'll normally cut the grass at least twice during that time apart from the sightlines at junctions which we cut as often as necessary for safety.
- We aim to spray weeds once during the year.
In addition to this, your local borough or parish council may pay for us to make extra cuts.