Coronavirus: latest update on grass cutting and grass cutting schedule
Thanks to all our customers for bearing with us while we had to postpone our grass cutting service due to coronavirus - we know that some of our areas looked a bit overgrown and unloved.
Our Grounds Maintenance team has been working hard in all our neighbourhoods, cutting grass in communal areas to make them look smart again.
The team will now be cutting grass every four weeks. Our grass cutting schedule below shows you when our team will be cutting the grass near you.
All our staff have been provided with the necessary equipment and safety advice to ensure they can deliver our grass cutting service without risk to you or them. They are complying with government guidance on social distancing at work so if you can, please keep your distance from them if you see them working.
Grass cutting schedule 15 June - 10 July
Week commencing 15 June
Oldham Town Centre
Royton Town Centre excluding Holly Estate
Week commencing 22 June
Assheton, Rochdale Road Bungalows & Salisbury Street
Derwent Drive & Langden Close
Central Chadderton/North Chadderton Excluding Busk & Harrol Street
Shield Close & West Street Estate
Otley & Ilkley Street
Week commencing 29 June
Royton/Crompton including Holly Estate
Week commencing 6 July
Alt, Roundthorn & Abbey Hills Road flats
Busk & Harrol Street
Raised Heyside, Heyside & Dale Square
About grass cutting
We maintain the grass in communal areas in our neighbourhoods to keep them neat and tidy and help make our communities great places to live.
When we cut grass
Our dedicated team aims to cut grass in communal areas in our neighbourhoods April-October.
Where we cut grass
We cut grass on land we own outside the boundary of your home.
The majority of footpaths and car parks surrounding our properties are owned by Oldham Council. Its team ensures that these areas are kept clear, weed free and as clear of rubbish as possible and the team works to different schedules to us. If you would like us to confirm ownership of any footpaths or car parks, please get in touch with our Contact Centre on 0161 393 7117 or email email@example.com.
Grass cutting in your neighbourhood
Find out when our team will be cutting grass in your neighbourhood on our schedule. We do our best to keep to this schedule but we are unable to cut grass when the weather and ground conditions are wet.
We don't collect grass cuttings but they will be blown away from your property and footpaths will be swept clear of any grass after every cut.
Removing the grass cuttings would involve:
- More equipment and labour to collect the cuttings
- High costs to dispose of the cuttings at landfill sites.
This would mean that the current cost of grass cutting would go up significantly and our customers’ service charge would increase. We hope you agree that the current service keeps our neighbourhoods looking great.
How can I report an issue about grass cutting?
Contact us using this form.