Grass cutting and park maintenance

The Council is responsible for cutting all areas of grass that are council owned and can provide maintenance and landscaping services to schools, parish councils and businesses.

We maintain most of the grass verges that run alongside the borough's roads and streets and make sure they're safe and free from obstructions. We repair damaged verges where they present a danger to the public.

We don't cut grass that's privately owned and no longer maintain some grassed areas, including bankings and areas of low use where grass cutting isn't necessary.  

How often we cut the grass depends on where you live. We cut the grass in some areas of the borough more often than others, for example grassed areas adjacent to the primary roads into the borough are cut more often than some more remote areas of the borough.

Grass and verge cutting schedule

The schedule below is subject to weather conditions:

Location Roads Grass cutting Verge cutting
Stairfoot Roundabout to Dodworth Roundabout Doncaster Road, Taylor Row, Sheffield Road Westway and Dodworth Road every 10 working days 4 times a year
Alhambra Roundabout to Burton Road Harborough Hills Road every 10 working days 4 times a year
Asda Old Mill Lane to Barugh Green Roundabout Old Mill Lane, Huddersfield Road, Wilthorpe Road and A635 every 15 working days twice a year
Harborough Hills Road to Cundy Cross Roundabout Pontefract Road and A628 every 15 working days twice a year
Alhambra Roundabout to Bank End Road Sheffield Road and A61 every 15 working days twice a year
Dodworth Roundabout to Hoylandswaine  Roundabout Whinby Road, Barnsley Road and A628 every 15 working days twice a year
Stairfoot Roundabout to Doncaster Boundary Doncaster Road, Saltersbrook Road and A365 every 20 working days twice a year
Stairfoot Roundabout to Rotherham Boundary Wombwell Lane, Barnsley Road, Mitchell Road, Valley Way and A633 every 20 working days twice a year
Bank End Road to M1 Birdwell Sheffield Road, Park Road and A61 every 20 working days twice a year
Hoylandswaine Roundabout to Kirklees Boundary Barnsley Road, Manchester Road, Woodhead and A628 every 20 working days twice a year
Cundy Cross Roundabout to Wakefield Boundary at Brierley Pontefract Road, Cudworth Bypass, Shafton Bypass, Cross Hills and A628 every 20 working days twice a year
Wakefield Boundary at Brierley to M1 Birdwell Cross Hills, Shafton Bypass Engine Lane, Park Springs Road, Dearn Valley Parkway, A628 and A6195 every 20 working days twice a year
Burton Road To Wakefield Boundary Wakefield Road and A61 every 20 working days twice a year
Barugh Green Roundabout to Huddersfield Boundary at Haigh Claycliffe Road, Barnsley Road, Huddersfield Road and A637 every 20 working days twice a year
Huddersfield Road, Ingbirchworth to Sheffield Boundary, Stocksbridge Bypass Huddersfield Road, Halifax Road, High Lee Lane, Oxspring Lane, Jockey Lane, Copster Lane, Rag Lane and A629 every 20 working days twice a year
Other areas - parks and open spaces, housing estates and highway verges   every 25 working days annually

Maintaining grass verges in front of your property

If you'd like to maintain or plant in a grass verge outside your property, tell us using our online enquiry form and we'll contact you to discuss.

Park maintenance

We work closely with a number of friends groups to keep our parks and their facilities in good condition so that you can enjoy them. We're responsible for:

  • cutting grassed areas regularly
  • weeding and pruning shrub and flower beds
  • removing litter
  • inspecting play equipment
  • providing and emptying litter bins
  • removing glass and harmful objects like discarded needles

Reporting issues

You can help us look after our parks and open spaces by telling us about any issues, using our online forms: