Croydon’s boosted grass-cutting programme is already under way for the 2023-24 season.
Heading into the Coronation of King Charles III this weekend, key parks and green spaces are being prioritised – including the trimming of verges – to ensure the borough is in its best shape for the festivities.
Earlier today (Friday 5 May), Executive Mayor Jason Perry and Cabinet Member for Streets and Environment, Scott Roche, visited Wandle Park to oversee the final stages of the Coronation preparation.
As one of the Mayor’s priorities and in response to feedback from residents, the council has returned to a more regular grass-cutting programme this year, cutting over a four-to-six-week cycle.
This plan balances the need to keep parks, green spaces and verges looking tidy with the need to provide benefits for our local environment.
During spring and summer, sites requiring more frequent cuts for safety reasons – such as certain highway verges – will continue to receive extra checks and maintenance.
Other places within the borough will receive a less-regular ‘conservation cut’, supporting local habitats for native pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and insects.
“I know how much maintaining the grass means to our community – it’s about taking pride in where we live – so I’m pleased we’ve listened to residents and are improving this important service. We have gone from the grass being four-to-six feet high this time last year, to the grass now being cut every four-to-six weeks.
“It was great to see our hardworking staff out making sure Croydon is ready for His Majesty’s Coronation. It’s going to be a memorable bank holiday for our residents, and we want to make sure our borough is looking its best for the celebration.”
Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon