1) How often the council cuts grass verges, and how much this costs.
The grass verges are the responsibility of Essex County Council, and we Brentwood Borough Councils are contracted to cut the verges. The verges are cut approximately 6 to 8 times per year. Cost 225k circa.
2) Has the council, in the last five years, reduced or increased the number of times it cuts its grass verges.
3) If there has been a change, please explain why. If the change has been to save money, please state how much has been saved.
No change, however the weather can dictate the number of cuts that can be achieved.