Brentwood Borough Council is responsible for the maintenance of the Borough's:
- Highway verges
- Parks & public open spaces
- Memorial gardens
- Floral displays
- Shrub beds
- Golf course
- Bowling greens
- Rural hedges
Essex County Council is required to keep verges safe and unobstructed. Brentwood Borough Council undertakes additional cutting to further enhance the appearance of the Borough.
The grass is cut on a three weekly cycle from March through to the end of October. However, weather conditions such as periods of heavy rain will have an effect on the grass cutting schedule.
Sports fields are cut every ten days and marked out on a weekly basis during the football and rugby season.
Rural roads are cut twice yearly, during the months of June and September. However, overgrown grass will be cut outside of this schedule if it is impeding traffic visibility.
Hedges, Shrub and Flower Beds
The maintenance of Council owned hedges takes place between July and August each year. However, the cutting of rural hedges occur during the winter months from October to February.
Council maintained flower beds are planted in May with summer bedding plants and re-planted in October in readiness for the winter. Council maintained shrub beds are maintained twice yearly.
Please note: Vegetation on private land, which is overgrown and is impeding visibility for traffic or causing an obstruction to pedestrians on pavements must be reported to Essex County Council who are responsible for highways maintenance.