We are currently on schedule with grass cutting in our parks and green spaces. The maintenance of our green spaces is managed by Glendale. Glendale are responsible for a broad range of maintenance activities, from grass cutting, to horticulture and litter clearance. To find out when your local green space will be maintained, please visit Glendale’s local website. Highway verges Surrey County Council are responsible for maintaining the grass verges across all of the Surrey districts and boroughs and provide four urban cuts and 2 rural cuts per year. The difference between urban rural grass cutting is explained below. Elmbridge maintained the Surrey owned verges from 2009 until 2022 and had enhanced the number of grass cuts to between 8 and 10 urban cuts per year to maintain these to the standard that our residents expect. However, in recent years, to maintain the frequency of cutting, the associated costs increased and in 2021 to 2022 they stood at £80,000. These costs were not sustainable and for us to prioritise other community services, we took the difficult decision to hand the verge cutting back to Surrey County Council, whose responsibility it remains. For more information on the maintenance of grass verges and grass cutting, including frequently asked questions and to report any grass cutting issues, please see Surrey County Council: Grass cutting, verges and weeds. Difference between urban and rural grass cutting An urban area is a built up area with a 30 or 40 mph speed limit and, for these verges, a ride on heavy duty rotary mower is used. The grass is cut to a higher standard than rural areas. A rural road is one which tends to have less density of buildings than urban roads and they are often tree or hedge lined. These grass verges are cut by tractor.