In 2018, 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 one metre back from the kerb. We started the general cut on 14 May 2017.
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||May||June|
|Dual carriageways, grass cutting at junctions||June||July|
|Rural roads verge grass cutting (from the road edge cutting back 1 metre)|
|Start at A44 & Kidlington||July|
|Finish at A420||Sept|
|Rural (outside 30 mph speed limit) 1 metre grass cutting|
|West - N1A||August||August|
|West - N1 B||July||August|
|West - N1 C||August||August|
|Cherwell - N2A||July||August|
|Cherwell - N2C||July||August|
|Cherwell - N2D||August||August|
|Vale - S1A||July||August|
|Vale - S1B||July||August|
|Vale and South - S1 D||August||August|
|South - S2 B||August||August|
|South - S2 C||July||August|
|South - S2 D||August||Sept|
|Urban village (within 30 mph speed limit)|
|West - Witney N1||August||Sept|
|Cherwell - Bicester N2||Early August||August|
|Vale - S1 A,B,C||July||August|
|Vale - S W Dray. S1B||August||Sept|
|South - Wallingford - S 2||Sept||Sept|
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 0345 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.