Harlow’s grass cutting programme starts with the first cut of the town’s spring and summer grass cutting programme carried out.

From w/c 28 March 2022 residents will also start to see HTS operatives on ride-on mowers around the town.

Harlow’s grass cutting programme runs until October. Grass in housing areas is cut every 17 working days. Open spaces, verges, and sports fields next to housing areas are cut at different rates. There will be some areas left uncut or only cut once a year on purpose to promote biodiversity, these areas include banks, parts of the Town Park, some highway verges, most meadow grass and areas where wildflower seeds have been planted.

These areas are identified on the grass cutting schedule published on the council’s website at https://www.harlow.gov.uk/environment-and-animals/grass-hedges-and-weeds

The focus for Harlow Council and HTS on improving the environment now turns to grass cutting and weed control following the winter landscape maintenance programme coming to an end.

Councillor Nicky Purse, joined HTS yesterday (22 March 2022) on a scheduled cut of a playing field in Bush Fair. Councillor Nicky Purse, portfolio holder for environment, said: “With the smell of cut grass in the air you can really tell that spring is with us, and we have had some glorious weather in which to start the annual grass cutting programme.

“We continue to work closely with HTS to improve the town’s environment and keeping the town’s much-loved green spaces neat and tidy is an important part of that. As with the winter maintenance programme we will work together and monitor closely the grass cutting programme to ensure residents’ expectations are met.”