Grass verge cutting programme 2016 | Oxfordshire County Council

Grass verge cutting programme 2016

Details of our summer grass cutting programme

In 2016, the county council will carry out one general cut a year across the whole of the county's road network. This includes visibility splays at junctions and grass verges 1 metre back from the kerb. We started the general cut on 20 June.

We are also dealing with visibility splay sites in accordance with safety requirements of individual sites as they are reported to us (or observed by highway inspectors).


Programme activity / area Start End
Rural roads, grass cutting at junctions Late June COMPLETE
Cycleways Late June Early August
Nature reserves Late July Late October
Dual carriageways, grass cutting at junctions Late June Late July
Rural roads verge grass cutting (from the road edge cutting back 1 metre)
Start at A44 & Kidlington Late July  
Finish at A420   Early Sept
Rural (outside 30 mph speed limit) 1 metre grass cutting
West - N1A Early August Late August
West - N1 B Late July Late August
West - N1 C Early August Late August
Cherwell - N2A Late July Late August
Cherwell - N2C Late July Early August
Cherwell - N2D  Early August Late August
Vale - S1A Late July Early August
Vale - S1B Late July Early August
Vale and South - S1 D Early August Late August
South - S2 B Early August Late August
South - S2 C Late July Late August
South - S2 D Late August Early Sept
Urban village (within 30 mph speed limit)
West - Witney N1 Late August Late Sept
Cherwell - Bicester N2 Early August Late August
Vale - S1 A,B,C Late July Late August
Vale - S W Dray. S1B Late August Early Sept
South - Wallingford - S 2 Early Sept Late Sept

Large map showing areas of grass cutting (gif format, 562Kb)

Working with Parishes

We have also been working closely with a number of parish councils across Oxfordshire to provide grants to parishes who have a local desire to increase the frequency of general cutting. Parish councils can also do more cuts over and above this.


  • We take safety very seriously and prioritise our grass cutting at junctions to maintain visibility, speed limit and hazard signs and crossings
  • Safety cuts will be done regardless – they are not affected by the reduction in frequency

How can I report issues?

If you're worried that grass poses an immediate risk to road safety, please report it via  our Customer Service Centre on 0845 310 1111.

For all other issues, such as overgrown footpaths and cycle routes, report it online. Provide photographs if possible to help us understand your concerns.

Last reviewed
16 June 2016
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