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Grass, trees, hedges

Last updated on: 16-Oct-2020

2. Grass

Where do we cut grass?

We cut grass at the following locations across the borough:

  • Gravesham Borough Council owned housing areas
  • Gravesham Borough Council owned parks and open spaces
  • Churchyards closed for new burials
  • Gravesend and Northfleet cemeteries
  • Some sites in Gravesend Town Centre

We do not cut grass:

  • on privately owned land
  • at school playing fields
  • at Shorne Wood or Trosley Country Parks (managed by Kent County Council)
  • at Jeskyns Country Park (managed by the Forestry Commission)
  • on urban or rural roadside verges (now managed by Kent Highways)

When do we cut grass?

Most grass areas generally receive eight cuts a year, between March and October. As grass mowing is weather dependent, we cannot provide specific dates of when cuts take place.

Larger grass areas in our main parks generally receive 12 cuts a year.

Roadside Verges

From April 2017, we no longer cut urban or rural roadside verges on behalf of Kent Highways.

If you have a problem with one of these areas, please contact them using their online reporting tool.

Request grass cutting

Use our online form to request grass cutting. It takes about 5 minutes to complete. You'll be able to put a pin on a map to show us where the problem is.

Reminder: We don't look after grass on private land. It is the landowner's responsibility to look after these areas. If you want to report your neighbour's overgrowing grass, this is private land and is the responsibility of the landowner.

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