Brent Council has pointed residents concerned about the lack of grass cutting on verges and in parks to the following statement on its website:
The council has recently started to reduce the frequency of grass cutting in parks and on verges in the borough, allowing grass to grow taller, with the aim of boosting biodiversity and enabling a better use of our resources.
However, due to the early summer weather this year, grass verges in particular have been growing faster than anticipated and we have allocated additional resources to address these concerns. Cutting schedules for June have now been revised. See when verges on your road will be cut:
Please note that wet weather can impact on the progress of the grass cutting teams and these schedules will be updated during this period to reflect any changes to the timetable. If we experience an extensive period of rain, the increased cutting schedule may be extended into July.
More informationWe are responsible for maintaining grass verges on the public highway, including on roundabouts, compounds, central reserves and roadside verges, to ensure that people can use roads and pavements safely.
We do not cut grass that is privately owned or on properties or estates owned by groups other than us.
- cut grass verges six times a year.
- make sure that all grassed edges are trimmed back to the grassed areas.
- remove all grass clippings that fall outside the grassed area immediately after cutting (grass clippings will lie where they fall on grass areas).
Report overgrown areas
You can also request grass cutting via our Cleaner Brent app.
Once you have reported your inquiry we will arrange for the grass verges to be cut, if necessary, within ten working days of your report.