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Grounds Maintenance

We are responsible for grounds maintenance on most council owned land. This includes grass cutting, weed spraying and hedge maintenance. This work is provided by an external contractor.

Our grass/verge cutting responsibilities

In fulfilling our responsibilities as a Highway Authority, the Council is required to keep verges safe and free from obstruction. This is particularly important at road junctions where clear visibility for motorists and pedestrians is important.

We are not responsible for maintaining the verges of private roads leading to or from private properties, or for the vast majority of hedges by the roadside which are usually the responsibility of the adjacent landowner.

Parish Council grass/verge cutting responsibilities

Some Parish Councils manage their own grass cutting. These include: Braunston, Cottesmore, Empingham, Ketton, Langham, Market Overton, Great Casterton, Essendine, Ryhall, Belmesthorpe, Barrowden and Edith Weston.   

We do not cut grass in Cutts Close, Willow Close or Royce Playing Field in Oakham as they are the responsibility of Oakham Town Council. 

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