Grass cutting and grounds maintenance
The Council manages and maintains roadside grass verges and shrub beds to ensure that areas are well kept and public areas are tidy and attractive.
We are also responsible for cutting semi-rural and rural areas together with other sites involving specific degrees of difficulty such as wildflower meadows, dual carriageways, and sites with limited access.
Grass cutting is generally carried out between March and October. Frequency of grass cutting is weather dependent. Highway inspectors monitor performance throughout the year.
A map showing grass cutting locations and frequencies is available to view. Simply enter your street name, postcode or area for a list of grass cutting locations.
From April 2013 Wirral Council will maintain its roadside verges as follows:
Verges in rural areas
Rural verges will be cut once a year except for sight lines and established pedestrian paths on rural verges which will be cut four times a year.
The one cut a year areas of rural verges are shown in purple on the map. Mowing of rural verges areas cut once a year will take place between mid-July and mid-August, subject to weather and flowering conditions. The flowering plants will provide food and habitat for bees, other pollinating insects and other wildlife.
Areas of verges required for sight lines required for road safety reasons and established pedestrian paths on rural verges will be cut four times a year between Spring and Autumn. The four cuts a year areas of rural verges are shown in dark blue on the map.
Verges in semi-rural areas
Verges in semi-rural areas will be cut four times a year between Spring and Autumn. The four cuts a year areas of rural verges are shown in dark blue on the map.
Verges in urban areas
A small number of verge areas in urban areas will be cut four times a year - these are shown in red on the map.
The majority of Council verges in urban areas will be cut every 12.5 days during the growing season.
The grass cutting schedule provides details of the grass maintenance programme and lists the last dates that grass cutting took pace across Wirral.
To report a problem about the grass cutting service use the "Report Maintenance Issue" button on the right or contact Streetscene.
For enquiries relating to grass cutting at other public open spaces contact Streetscene.
Not all grassed areas are the responsibility of the Council. If you are unsure as to who is responsible for maintaining a particular verge, please contact Streetscene as they may be able to help.