Grass cutting and horticulture

Grass cutting and horticulture

How often does the council cut the grass?

  • We aim to cut the grass every 10 working days but this is dependant on weather conditions. When excessive rainfall occurs we are unable to cut without causing damage and this often puts the teams behind on their work.
  • Some wildlife and woodland and other naturalised areas of grass throughout the District, are only cut once or twice a year.
  • Essex County Council is responsible for cutting the grass on all verges adjoining the public highway on the main roads ("A" roads). These areas are cut once or twice a year.

Horticultural maintenance

Each park has a dedicated team of staff who pride themselves in delivering a high standard of horticultural maintenance.  Mobile gardening teams regularly visit sites to ensure that standards are maintained in district and local parks including

  • Litter collection
  • Flower and shrub beds
  • Grass areas
  • Hedges
  • Playgrounds and outdoor sports facilities