Roadside Verges, Grass Cutting, Shrubs, Hedges and Trees
St Albans City & District Council manage Highways verge vegetation on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council.
- 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
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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 Route||Area||Current Cut Number|
|Estimated Finish date||Status|
|Route 1||Harpenden, Wheathampstead and Sandridge||4||31/5/22||20/6/22||In progress|
|Route 2||Colney Heath, London Colney, Bricket Wood and Park Street||4||31/5/22||20/6/22||In progress|
|Route 3||Redburn, North and East St Albans||4||31/5/22||20/6/22||In progress|
|Route 4||South and West St Albans||4||31/5/22||20/6/22||In progress|
You can check which verges we maintain on behalf of Hertfordshire County by clicking the button below.
If you spot an error with the grass verge mapping please report it and we'll look into it.
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.
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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.
Summer 2022 schedule - Updated 22nd June 2022
|Area||Description||Estimated Start Date||Status|
|Area 1||City Centre and Central Areas||27/6/22|
|Area 2||New Green and Batchwood|
|Area 4||Jersey Farm, Outer Marshalswick and Oaklands to Fleetville|
|Area 5||Oaklands to Fleetville, Highfield and Camp||27/6/22|
|Area 6||King Harry, Cottonmill and Whitecroft|
|Area 7||Harpenden North|
|Area 8||Harpenden East and South|
|Area 9||Batford and Wheathampsted|
|Area 10||London Colney and Colney Heath, Smallford|
|Area 11||Chiswell Green and Park Street|
These dates are subject to change as a result of wet and windy weather conditions