Grass cutting in Elmbridge

Highway grass verge cutting

Elmbridge Borough Council has been working in partnership with Surrey County Council to undertake the grass cutting since 2008. 

Areas managed by Surrey County Council receive four urban cuts and two rural cuts per year.  It has been Elmbridge’s policy to enhance the number of grass cuts in order to maintain these to the standard that our residents expect. In recent years in order to maintain the frequency of cutting, the level of our subsidy has increased. In 2021/22 this subsidy stood at £80,000. 

However, our budgets need to be re-prioritised to other areas of community support such as local business grants, therefore, Elmbridge is no longer able to subsidise the cutting of these highway verges. On 31 December 2021 we handed the verge cutting back to Surrey County Council. This means that from 2022, Surrey County Council will maintain the highway verges in Elmbridge.  Elmbridge Borough Council will continue to be responsible for green spaces, parks and the Elmbridge Commons. 

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