Information on the management of public roads and highways including weed killing, grass cutting, and dead animals.

Highways Management

Nottinghamshire County Council are the Highways Authority for the Borough, which means they are responsible for repairing pot holes, paths, gritting, road safety, and strategic planning for roads.

Find out more about the County Council’s Services

Dead Animals

If you see an animal that has died or been killed on the road, please report it to us.

Report a Dead Animal online. (Opens in a New Window)

All animals will be collected and disposed of in the appropriate manner within one working day. If the animal has identification such as a tag or an id chip the owner will be contacted as soon as possible.

We will not collect animals from motorways or principal A roads, and so do not cover the M1 or the A52. We can collect animals on the A610, but this is only with the assistance of the police due to the nature of the road and traffic.

It is an offence to hit a dog with a moving vehicle. Any deceased dogs should also be reported to the police as soon as possible.

Grass Cutting and Weed Killing

Broxtowe Borough Council are contracted by Nottinghamshire County Council to undertake highways grass cutting and weed killing every summer.

Grass cutting takes place over 5 cuts across the season from April to September and each takes around 3 weeks to cover the whole borough. Verges in rural areas are cut on 2 occasions during the summer.

Weed killing has two applications across the season and each application takes between 6 to 8 weeks to complete. An intermediate application is done in the four main town centres in the middle of the summer season.

Exact start and finish dates are dependent on weather and ground conditions.

If you have a comment on the policy relating to grass cutting or weed killing please contact Nottinghamshire County Council (Opens in a New Window) or visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website. (Opens in a New Window)

Grounds Maintenance
tel: 0115 917 7777
Nottinghamshire County Council
tel: 0300 500 8080
tel: 0115 917 7777