Council managed public land is mown on a cyclic program between March and late October. The schedules are arranged to match the expected growing pattern of the grass and any specific management requirements for biodiversity, expected public use and highway safety.
Schedules can be delayed by public holidays and bad weather.
Persistent rain can cause the ground to become too soft leading to a risk of the mower becoming bogged, rutting and damaging the surface. We are sometimes required to divert the crews away from their planned routes or even suspend an operation entirely, recovering it later. Mowing is also suspended during periods of prolonged dry weather. The schedules can therefore be subject to sudden and radical alteration in response to environmental conditions.
The council does not undertake any of this work on land that is owned by The Parks Trust or the parish councils listed below:
- Campbell Park Parish Council
- Castlethorpe Parish Council
- Hanslope Parish Council
- Lavendon Parish Council
- Olney Town Council
- Ravenstone Parish Council
- Shenley Brook End and Tattenhoe Parish Council
- Sherrington Parish Council
- Stony Stratford Town Council (including Fullers Slade and Galley Hill)
- West Bletchley Council (including Racecourses Estate, Poets Estate, Scots Estate, Castles Estate, Golf Courses Estate, Rivers Estate, Colossus Development, Counties Estate)
- Weston Underwood Parish Council
- Wougton Community Council (including Beanhill, Bleak Hall, Coffee Hall, Eaglestone, Leadenhall, Netherfield, Peartree Bridge, Redmoor, Tinkers Bridge)
These areas have appointed their own contractors or are undertaking the work themselves and any complaints, compliments or enquiries should be made directly to the respective Town or Parish Councils or the Parks Trust. Land that is the responsibility of The Parks Trust can be found on the council mapping system “My MK”.
Rural road verge mowing of junction sightlines and visibility splays is not included in the above schedule. Mowing is undertaken on a rotational basis throughout the growing season.
Last Updated: 21 April 2020