In the urban areas of the district (Warwick, Leamington, Kenilworth and Whitnash towns) Warwick District Council carries out maintenance of grass verges on behalf of Warwickshire County Council. Weather permitting, we cut the grass 10 times a year between April and March - 9 cuts take place between April and October with the 10th cut saved until March as the first cut after winter. The time between grass cuts is approx. 4 weeks.
We are only responsible for grass cutting. Issues such as parking on verges, damage to verges, etc. are dealt with by Warwickshire County Council.
Warwickshire County Council maintain verges in rural areas. Visit the county council website for information about the maintenance of rural grass verges.
Reduced Mowing Pilot – Park Hill, Kenilworth (Spring/Summer 2021)
A number of grassed areas in the Park Hill area of Kenilworth have been carefully selected to take part in a ‘No Mow’ pilot which will enable wildflowers to flourish and support bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
The grassed areas in these locations will not be mown until late summer 2021, though essential mowing of sightlines for safety will still be done.
The pilot is being managed by volunteer group Bee Friendly Kenilworth (BFK) with the support of Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council. BFK volunteers will monitor the sites, recording wildflower and bee species and organise litter picking events to ensure the sites remain attractive and become mini havens for nature.
For more information please get in touch with Bee Friendly Kenilworth (BFK):