The council cuts grass verges on roads in the 30mph and 40mph speed limit areas in the district except in the Bramshott and Liphook area, where this is undertaken by the parish council. It is also responsible for grounds maintenance in the open spaces which it owns, including car parks, play areas and alongside some footpaths. It maintains trees, shrub beds and hedges as well as cutting the grass.
The council’s grass cutting programme allows for nine cuts between March and October, with more frequent cuts during the main growing season. Hedges are cut annually in the autumn and shrub beds are tended throughout the year. Trees are maintained on five year rolling programme.
We have a policy NOT to prohibit the playing of games on public open spaces and do not erect "no ball games" signs. Users of EHDC open spaces should be considerate of nearby residents. Any issues about the use of the open spaces should be addressed to EHDC's Streetcare & Operations Manager on 01730 234283.
The council shares responsibility for grounds maintenance in the district with a number of other organisations such as housing associations, Hampshire County Council and town and parish councils. If you have a query and are unsure whether the responsibility lies with the council then contact our customer service team, with full details of location, and we will try to help.
Telephone: 0300 300 0013
Other organisations which may be responsible for green open spaces include:
Drum Housing Association 01730 403040
Hampshire County Council (Highways) 01730 260411