Grass cutting schedule 2021


Coronavirus: latest update on grass cutting and grass cutting schedule

Our Neighbourhood Care team is now cutting grass in your neighbourhood every 2-3 weeks. Please remember we can’t cut grass when the weather and ground conditions are wet unfortunately.

We are continuing to monitor official coronavirus advice from the government and 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.

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. At the moment we are cutting grass on a 2-3 week schedule.

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 servicecentre@fcho.co.uk.

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:

  • Need more equipment and labour to collect the cuttings
  • Incur 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 your service charge may increase.

We are trying to adopt more sustainable ways of working where we can and by delivering a grass cutting service only, the advantages are:

  • Grass clippings release beneficial nutrients into the growing grass
  • We don't increase our carbon footprint further by creating more waste and using more fuel.

We hope that improving our open spaces with nature friendly zones, using better equipment and ensuring we can cut grass in all your neighbourhoods every 2-3 weeks will mean our service continues to improve and we can keep your local area 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.

Grass cutting schedule w/c 2 August 2021

Royton

Chadderton

Failsworth

Holts

Roundthorn

Sholver

Greenacres

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Reporting issues

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