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Council Services:

Grass verges and cutting

The county council maintains most grass verges alongside adopted roads and footpaths.

We don’t cut grass on privately-owned land or on developments which have not yet been adopted.

  • Safety cutting is done twice a year in rural areas, during the summer months, to a width of 1m either side of the road and footpath. At junctions and some bends, verges are cut to the highway boundary to improve visibility.
  • We no longer cut grass to an amenity standard in built-up areas. These areas and approaches to major junctions and central islands of roundabouts are now included in the safety cutting twice a year. In some areas, this work will be taken on by the district, parish or town council, who may carry out additional cuts at their own discretion.

You can report overgrown grass and hedges but we will only fix issues where there is a risk to public safety.


We work closely with landowners, farmers, developers and quarry operators to ensure they address safety concerns which are their responsibility. The county council has powers under the Highways Act to force them to trim hedges and trees, if required.

We also work with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to protect roadside verges of special scientific interest. A one-off cut is carried out at these locations in October when the plants have seeded and died back.


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Highway defects

Discovered highway defects such as potholes, lighting, flooding, signage, obstructed roads?


Constructing a dropped kerb

Request permission to construct a dropped kerb/vehicular crossing to an existing property.


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Last updated: 11 September 2017

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