Leeds City Council is responsible for maintaining over 9 million square metres of grass verges, hedges, shrubs and rose beds and our grass cutting is generally carried out between the months of March and October. We do not cut grass that is privately owned or on properties and estates that do not belong to us.
You may notice that clippings have been left after we have cut the grass. This is because we do not collect clippings. Clippings are left distributed evenly over the verge and will compost down back into the soil.
Can I cut the grass verge outside my home?
You can apply to cut the grass or dig the verge outside your home and in order to do this you will need to get a licence from us. You can find the application form in the Documents section.
How do I find out when a particular grass verge will be cut?
You can check which grass verges are cut and when a cut is next due by accessing a website provided by our grass cutting contractor, Continental Landscapes Ltd in the External links section. The website provides access to a map which shows individual plots included on the schedule and a search function to find out when the last visit took place and when the next visit is due (please note that the next visit can vary by up to 2 days).
How do I report a problem?
To report a problem you can email us using the Contact us form on this page. Please advise us of the exact location of the problem.
For further information
Please use the Contact us form on this page.