Highways Weed Killing and Grass Cutting
Highway Pesticide Application 2016
This summer Nottinghamshire County Council have appointed the borough council as their contractor to undertake highway weed killing. To meet the County Council specification two applications of weed killer will be applied across the growing season.
The treatments will commence from:
- 1st application commencing late April
- 2nd application commencing late August to early September
- An intermediate application will be applied to the four main town centres in June / July
Glyphosate is the only approved herbicide for use within the highway for the control of emerging weeds and grass. Each application takes between 6 and 8 weeks to complete. Exact start and finish dates are dependent on weather and ground conditions.
Areas receiving treatment include the pavement, kerb and channel. For all enquiries about highway weed killing please contact Broxtowe Borough Council using the 'Contact Us' section
If you have a comment on the policy relating to weed killing please contact Nottinghamshire County Council or visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website using the offsite link provided.
Highway Grass Cutting Policy - Summer 2016
This summer Nottinghamshire County Council have, once again, been appointed the Borough Council as their contractor to undertake grass cutting of the highway verges. The County Council have specified 5 cuts to be spread across the growing season from April to October. The cuts this year will start around the following times.-
- 1st cut week commencing 11th April 2016
- 2nd cut week commencing 16th May 2016
- 3rd cut week commencing 27th June 2016
- 4th cut week commencing 8th August 2016
- 5th cut around week commencing 19th September 2016 but exact date to be agreed, depending on growing conditions.
Each cut will take around 2 weeks to cover the whole of the borough. The exact start and finish times will depend on weather and ground conditions.
The grounds maintenance and street cleansing teams will work closely to try and minimise the amount of litter in the verges prior to cutting. Whilst paths will be cleared after cutting the resulting grass will be left on the verges.
The verges in rural areas will be cut on 2 occasions during the summer growing period at evenly spaced intervals, dependent on weather and ground conditions. For all enquiries about highways grass cutting please contact Broxtowe Borough Council using the contact details provided under the 'Contact Us' section.
If you have a comment on the policy relating to 5 cuts please contact Nottinghamshire County Council or visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website using the offsite link.