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Long grass

We cut approximately 438 hectares of grass across the borough including:

  • bowling greens, cricket pitches and football pitches

  • many miles of road-side verges

  • 86 parks and public open spaces 

  • 7 cemeteries and churchyards

Grass grows at different times and at different rates depending on weather conditions, so it is not possible to schedule grass cutting on set frequencies. Instead, we provide a responsive service that aims to keep grassed areas looking neat and tidy. 

There may be times of the year (particularly during spring and autumn, when it’s mild and wet) that grass is growing so quickly across the boroughs that we struggle to keep up, despite our best efforts. Please bear with us. If you are concerned that a park or verge appears to be particularly overgrown, let us know using our online form:

Long Grass - Report It


Grass verges on Red Routes - A24, A297 and A232

Please note that we are not responsible for cutting the grass verges on the three red routes in the borough - A24, A297 and A232.
These are maintained by Transport for London (TfL): Report a problem on a TfL managed road.