Maintaining public spaces and cutting the grass is one of the few tangible activities done by local councils that is clearly visible to residents. It is often outsourced to the principal authority and may be done poorly or expensively by the council itself. Yet it may be a way of generating community involvement.

This guide is an introduction to grass cutting of public areas by Town, Parish or Local Councils. It is intended for residents, clerks and councillors.

This guide briefly covers...

  • The Legal background
  • Maintaining the public realm
  • Thinking Outside of the Box
  • Overcoming “Can’t Be Done” and “It's Too Difficult”
  • Simple Steps to Making it Happen
  • Conclusion

This guide is indicative and not definitive, it is not intended to be a comprehensive legal guide or a list of legal requirements.

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