Grass cuttings and maintenance

The council's ground maintenance is carried out by The Landscape Group. The council carry out two types of grass cutting:

  • Open Spaces
  • Highways grass cutting on behalf of Staffordshire County Council

A grass cutting schedule is set out every year starting from mid March to the end of October.

Open spaces (parks and play areas)

The Open Space grass cutting is scheduled for 10 times per year and are approximately 3 weeks between each grass cut. Open spaces consist of small parks with play areas to large areas like the Washlands in Burton.

Highways grass cutting

Staffordshire County Council schedule in 8 grass cuts per year for their highways with approximately 6 weeks between each grass cut.

Highways is described as an area of grass where there is a defined footpath at the back or in some cases a grassy area in front of housing and some rural verges too.

If you require further information, the Open Spaces team will be happy to help with any queries

The council also has to consider adverse weather conditions and occasionally the mowing may be stopped for health and safety reasons. The mowing is usually resumed within a few days when the weather improves.

The council ensures that a high standard of work is carried out on all our open spaces and these are monitored on frequent inspections by the Open Spaces team.

Litter Picking and Bin Emptying

The majority of Council parks and open space, with the exception of the parks and open spaces adjacent to Burton town centre and Stapenhill Washlands (which are done five days a week), are litter picked either once or twice a week with bins emptied weekly. A small number of open spaces with less footfall also have a litter pick each accounting period (13 times per year) whilst others receive an annual one in winter. The link below sets out the exact day each open space is litter picked and the bins emptied. The table below sets out the exact day each open space is litter picked and the bins emptied.

 

Litter picking schedule - Monday

Location Ward Frequency Bin (Y/N)
Branston Water Park Branston 2 Week Y
Angelsey Community Park Anglesey 2 Week Y
Uxbridge Street Anglesey 2 Week Y
Tower Woods Brizlincote 2 Week Y
Grafton Road Brizlincote 2 Week Y
Redhill Brizlincote 2 Week Y
Orchard Gardens Burton 1 Week Y
Wetmore riverside footpath Burton 1 Week Y
Wetmore Community Park Burton 2 Week Y
Eton Road Community Park Eton Park and Horninglow 2 Week Y
Eton allotment path Eton Park and Horninglow 1 Week Y
Horninglow Community Park Eton Park and Horninglow 2 Week Y
Carver Road Eton Park and Horninglow 2 Week Y
Brook Hollows Rolleston 2 Week Y
Needwood Avenue Rolleston 2 Week Y
Dallow lock car park Shobnall 1 Week Y
Outwoods pleasure grounds Shobnall 1 Week Y
Linear Park Shobnall 2 Week Y
Shobnall Leisure Centre Shobnall 2 Week Y
Belvoir Close Shobnall 1 Week Y
Heath Road Community Park Stapenhill 2 Week Y
Edgehill Community Park Stapenhill 2 Week Y
Stapenhill Hollows Stapenhill 2 Week Y
Stapenhill Woodland Walk Stapenhill 2 Week Y
Stapenhill Gardens play area Stapenhill 2 Week Y
Stapenhill Church Bank Stapenhill 2 Week Y
Tutbury Mill Tutbury 2 Week Y
Oldfield Park Uttoxeter 2 Week Y
Oldfield Road Leisure Centre Uttoxeter 2 Week Y
Bramshall Park Uttoxeter 2 Week Y
Pennycroft Lane Community Park Uttoxeter 2 Week Y
Pennycroft Woodland Uttoxeter 2 Week Y
Newton Road Winshill 2 Week Y
Wheatley Lane Winshill 2 Week Y

 

Litter picking schedule - Tuesday

Location Ward Frequency Bin (Y/N)
Beans Covert Branston 1 Winter Y
Portland Avenue Branston 1 Week Y
Sherbourne Drive Branston 1 Week Y
Higgot Close Branston 2 Week Y
Harrison Close Branston 1 Period Y
Palmer Close Branston 1 Week Y
Shipley Close Branston 2 Week Y
Newman Drive Branston 1 Period Y
Lonsdale Road Branston 1 Week Y
Glencroft Close Branston 1 Week Y
Mellor Road Branston 1 Week Y
Nicklaus Close Branston 1 Week Y
Torrance Close Branston 1 Week Y
Fox Close Branston 1 Period Y
Hollyhock Way Branston 1 Period Y
Hopwood Lane Burton 2 Week Y
Meadowside Leisure Centre Burton 2 Week Y
Green Valley Drive Eton Park & Horninglow 1 Period Y
Oaks Wood Shobnall 1 Week Y
Shobnall Road Shobnall 1 Week Y
Forest Road Shobnall 1 Week Y
Civic site King Edward Place Shobnall 2 Week Y
Maltings Court part 1 Shobnall 1Week Y
Maltings Court part 2 Shobnall 1 Week Y
Forest Edge Way Shobnall 2 Week Y
Bitham Clay pits Stretton 2 Week Y
Kynnersely Croft Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Russell Close Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Seagrams Way Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Church Hill Close Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
George Elliot Close Uttoxeter 2 Week Y
Skylark Close Uttoxeter 1 Period Y
Chaffinch Drive Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Heron Drive Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Brookland Close Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Avocet Close Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Kestrel Close Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Lark Rise Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Brambling Close Uttoxeter 1 Period Y
Hazelwalls Uttoxeter 2 Week Y
Silver Birch Close Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Blounts Drive Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Willow Close Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Hamilton Avenue Uttoxeter 2 Week Y

 

Litter picking schedule - Wednesday

Location Ward Frequency Bin (Y/N)
Vicarage Drive Abbey 1 Period Y
Mallens Croft Abbey 1 Week Y
Beaufort Road open space Brizlincote 1 Week Y
Ashbrook Close Brizlincote 1 Week Y
Clifton Way Brizlincote 1 Week Y
Franklin Close Brizlincote 1 Week Y
Hargate Road Brizlincote 1 Week Y
Trevelyn Close Brizlincote 1 Week Y
Grassmere Close Brizlincote 1 Week Y
Abbey Road Churnet 1 Period Y
Mill Bank Drive Churnet 1 Week Y
Woodland Croft Churnet 1 Week Y
Old Hall entrance Crown 1 Period Y
Belmot Road Tutbury 1 Week Y
Cromwell Close Tutbury 1 Week Y
Belmot Common Tutbury 1 Week Y
Moorlands Drive Weaver 1 Week Y
Conygree Lane Weaver 1 Period Y
The Crescent Weaver 1 Period Y
Alexandra Drive Yoxall 1 Week Y

 

Litter picking schedule - Thursday

Location Ward Frequency Bin (Y/N)
Oak Road Park Barton 1 Week N
Sandiway Barton 1 Week N
St James road allotment Barton 1 Week N
Higgot Close Branston 2 Week N
Shipley Close Branston 2 Week N
Mayors Tree (market place) Burton 1 Week N
Meadowside Leisure Centre Burton 1 Week N
Centenary Woodland Burton 1 Week N
Millenium path Burton 1 Period Y
Hopwood Lane Burton 2 Week N
Meadowside Leisure Centre Burton 2 Week N
Civic site King Edward Place Shobnall 2 Week N
Forest Edge Way Shobnall 2 Week N
Bitham Court Stretton 1 Week N
Knightsbridge Way Stretton 1 Week N
Amberlands Stretton 1 Week N
Weston Park Avenue Stretton 1 Week N
Fairham Road Stretton 1 Week N
Beech Lane- canal Stretton 1 Week N
Hillfield Lane/Manton Close Stretton 1 Week N
Ryknild Park/Pirelli ponds Stretton 1 Week N
Stretton balancing lake Stretton 1 Winter Y
Bitham Clay pits Stretton 2 Week N
Milverton Drive Uttoxeter 1 Week N
Elmwood Grove Uttoxeter 1 Week N
New Road Island Uttoxeter 1 Week N
Greenacres Drive Uttoxeter 1 Week N
De Montford Way open space Uttoxeter 1 Period Y
Oakover Close Uttoxeter 1 Period Y
De Montford Way play area Uttoxeter 1 Week N
Woodleighton Spinney Uttoxeter 1 Week N
Bradley Street Uttoxeter 1 Week N
Church Hill Street Uttoxeter 1 Period Y
Smallcross Close Uttoxeter 1 Period Y
Town Meadows shrub bed Uttoxeter 1 Period Y
Hamilton Avenue Uttoxeter 2 Week N
George Elliot Close Uttoxeter 2 Week N
Hazelwalls Uttoxeter 2 Week N

Litter picking schedule - Friday

Location Ward Frequency Bin (Y/N)
Angelsey Community Park Anglesey 2 Week N
Uxbridge Street Anglesey 2 Week N
Branston Water Park Branston 2 Week N
Tower Woods Brizlincote 2 Week N
Grafton Road Brizlincote 2 Week N
Redhill Brizlincote 2 Week N
Wetmore Community Park Burton 2 Week N
Carver Road Eton Park & Horninglow 1 Week Y
Eton Road Community Park Eton Park & Horninglow 2 Week N
Horninglow Community Park Eton Park & Horninglow 2 Week N
Brook Hollows Rolleston 2 Week N
Rolleston Cemetery Rolleston 1 Week Y
Meadow View Rolleston 1 Week Y
Needwood Avenue Rolleston 2 Week N
Rolleston Cemetery Rolleston 1 Week Y
Linear Park Shobnall 2 Week N
Shobnall Leisure Centre Shobnall 2 Week N
Unity Park Shobnall 1 Week Y
Cumberland Road Woodland Stapenhill 1 Week Y
Ferry Street Stapenhill 1 Week Y
Waterside Road to river bank Stapenhill 1 Week Y
Cumberland Road Stapenhill 1 Week Y
Heath Road CP Stapenhill 2 Week N
Edgehill CP Stapenhill 2 Week N
Stapenhill Hollows Stapenhill 2 Week N
Stapenhill Woodland walk Stapenhill 2 Week N
Stapenhill Gardens play area Stapenhill 2 Week N
Stapenhill Church bank Stapenhill 5 Week Y
Stapenhill Cemetery Stapenhill 1 Week Y
Tutbury Mill Tutbury 2 Week N
The Park Pale Tutbury 1 Week Y
Oldfield Park Uttoxeter 2 Week N
Oldfield Road Leisure Centre Uttoxeter 2 Week N
Bramshall Park Uttoxeter 2 Week N
Pennycroft Lane Community Park Uttoxeter 2 Week N
Pennycroft Woodland Uttoxeter 2 Week N
Grange Road rec Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Davis Drive Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Weaver Lodge Uttoxeter 1 Week Y
Mill Hill Lane Winshill 1 Week Y
Newton Road Winshill 2 Week N
Canterbury Road Winshill 1 Week Y
Vancouver Drive Winshill 1 Week Y
Dalebrook Winshill 1 Week Y
Wheatley Lane Winshill 2 Week N