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Roadside Verges, Grass Cutting, Shrubs, Hedges and Trees

St Albans City & District Council manage Highways verge vegetation on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council.

This includes:

  • Grass verges
  • Shrub beds and hedges
  • Roadside weed control
  • Safety related work on highway trees

Fly tipping on the highway is managed by the Waste Management team in partnership with Veolia

Report Fly Tipping on the Highway

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Roadside grass cutting on highway verges is carried out between March and October each year.  The cut for the whole District takes approximately 15 working days to complete which means the verges will be cut one to two times a month during the growing season depending on the growing conditions.

This equates to approximately 9 cuts per season

Cutting RouteArea Current Cut Number 

Start Date

Estimated Finish dateStatus
Route 1 Harpenden, Wheathampstead and Sandridge431/5/2220/6/22In progress
Route 2Colney Heath, London Colney, Bricket Wood and Park Street431/5/2220/6/22In progress
Route 3Redburn, North and East St Albans 431/5/2220/6/22In progress
Route 4South and West St Albans431/5/2220/6/22In progress


You can check which verges we maintain on behalf of Hertfordshire County by clicking the button below.

Map showing which verges we cut

If you spot an error with the grass verge mapping please report it and we'll look into it.

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Use the road Grass verge cutting road name list to identify which day you can expect the grass on your road to be cut. 

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St Albans City & District Council carry out safety related work on trees in urban areas that are located on adopted highway on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

More about Trees on Highway Verges

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The St Albans City & District Council manages weed control across the District on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council. 

St Albans City & District Council will not be treating weeds from designated high-speed routes (such as the A414).

The work will be carried out by the Council’s ground maintenance contractor John O’Conner GM Ltd.

Report Weeds on my street

Summer 2022 schedule - Updated 22nd June 2022

AreaDescriptionEstimated Start DateStatus
Area 1City Centre and Central Areas27/6/22 
Area 2New Green and Batchwood  
Area 3Marshalswick  
Area 4             Jersey Farm, Outer Marshalswick and Oaklands to Fleetville  
Area 5Oaklands to Fleetville, Highfield and Camp27/6/22 
Area 6King Harry, Cottonmill and Whitecroft
Harpenden, West
Area 7Harpenden North  
Area 8Harpenden East and South  
Area 9Batford and Wheathampsted  
Area 10London Colney and Colney Heath, Smallford  
Area 11Chiswell Green and Park Street  
Area 12  Redbourn  

These dates are subject to change as a result of wet and windy weather conditions

District mapping service

Search our interactive maps to see what we maintain in your area