Parish and town council verge maintenance

It is possible for parish or town councils, to take over the maintenance of highway verges in their area.

To request a responsibility change, call 03000 41 81 81 and request to speak to the landscape officer for the area. They will discuss what is required and the steps needed to take over the management of your verges.

This arrangement would only apply to urban grass cutting, shrub maintenance and urban hedge maintenance. Weed spraying and rural verge maintenance are more specialist operations that have specific health and safety requirements. This means they need to be managed by us.

If agreed we would pay an annual sum for these services direct to the parish or town council.