Grass cutting schedule 2021

Coronavirus: latest update on grass cutting and grass cutting schedule

From 22 March our team will be busy carrying out the first cut of grass in your area. Social distancing guidelines to keep you and our colleagues safe mean only two members of our team may travel together in a van, and it will take us five weeks to get round the borough to do the first cut of grass. We thank all of you for bearing with us during the initial grass cutting period.

We are continuing to monitor official coronavirus advice from the government and by May we hope to be in a position where we can safely move to cutting grass in your area on a two to three week schedule until the end of the grass cutting season in October.

New for 2021 our Neighbourhood Care team is also trialling nature-friendly zones in FCHO neighbourhoods. These will be planted with flowers to attract wildlife like bees and butterflies and create an attractive environment for you to enjoy. The areas have been introduced following comments from our customers keen for us to boost biodiversity in their communities, and we’ve acted on this. We’ll share more news on our nature-friendly zones in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

Please be assured that all our staff have been provided with the necessary safety equipment and advice to ensure they can carry out their jobs without risk of coronavirus to you or them.

Grass cutting schedule w/c 10 May 2021

Haggate, Royton

Heyside ,Shaw


Barker Street St area




Eldon St Estate



North Chadderton





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

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.

Grass cuttings
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?
If you have any issues with grass cutting in your area then please contact us.

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Reporting issues

If you have any issues with grass cutting in your area then please contact us.