About grass cutting

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 on a 2-week schedule.

Where we cut grass

We cut grass on land we own outside the boundary of your home and in communal areas.

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

We publish details of our grass cutting schedule on this page April-October. 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.

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 10 June 2024

We cut grass every two weeks on a rota until October.

  • Chadderton
  • Royton
  • Coldhurst
  • West Street neighbourhood
  • Rountree
  • Bardsley
  • Clarkwell
  • Aster St
  • Holts
  • Saddleworth
  • Lees
  • Littlemoor
  • Glodwick
  • Freehold
  • Hollinwood
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Reporting issues

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