Grass cutting

To quickly and easily find out when the grass in your area is due to be cut, please visit the grass cutting map.

Leaf clearance

Regular leaf clearance takes place from October to January every year, and priority is given to areas of heavy leaf fall and those prone to flooding. You can help to look after your local area by clearing leaves.

If there is a build up of leaves outside of the leaf clearing programme please complete the 'report overgrown hedges, shrubs, grass and excess leaves' form.

We cannot clear leaves from your garden however we have a low cost garden waste collection service that you can sign up to. 

Japanese knotweed

Japanese Knotweed is a major problem because it is a vigorous and invasive plant that spreads rapidly and is hard to kill. It can cause structural damage to buildings and hard surfaces like paths and roads. It can reach over three metres tall and forms dense thickets that kill off other plant life.

Japanese Knotweed spreads via its roots so there is no quick solution to removing it. The roots can spread as far as seven metres around and two metres deep. Trying to dig up the plant often results in spreading the roots and increasing the problem or moving it to new areas. For this reason it is classified as a controlled waste and must be disposed of at a licensed waste site.

Weed control contractors can be located through trade or business directories.

Reputable contractors should be Amenity Assured, BACCS registered and have warranty backed insurance. The Amenity Assured scheme involves three totally independent and separate audits being carried out annually on each contractor, including an unannounced on-site assessment, a full audit of a contractor's premises, records and certification and an end-of-season check with clients to ensure treatments have been successfully completed.

Before employing contractors from this list, they should be contacted to ensure that they meet these criteria.

Find out more information on Japanese Knotweed.