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Parks, open areas and trees

Grass cutting across the borough has now started.

Amenity grass will be cut every 20 working days from April to the end of October. This new cutting regime hopes to bring environmental benefits, for example; increase the time common turf weed like daisies, clover and plantain are in flower which will be beneficial to the pollinating insects; along with bringing more colour to the borough; less cuts also mean less fuel therefore pollutants from the machinery used to cut the grass.

Hedges , trees and bushes causing an obstruction to sight lines on a public highway will be dealt with when reported to us.

Report problems on council owned land such as parks and open areas including issues with grass, hedges and verges. You can also report fallen or damaged trees here.

Decorative image showing relaxation of grass cutting along Uppermayne
Find out when Council Owned Land in Your Area is due for Grass Cutting or Hedge Trimming

idverde are working in partnership with Basildon Council to provide grass cutting and hedge trimming services across the borough.

To check when grass cutting and hedge trimming is due in your area please use this Scheduling Tool (opens new window)

Basildon Council increased it's relaxed grass cutting across grass verges and roundabouts by 20,000m² during 2020/21, and will increase it by a further 32,000m² this summer. This is to increase pollination across the borough and allow wildflowers to thrive. 

Please note: idverde are only responsible for grass cutting and hedge trimming. You can report all park and tree related issues below.

Report Issues with Parks and Open Areas Located on Council Land

Do It Online - Report overgrown grass, hedges or verges
 Report Park and Open Area Issues here

Report Issues with Trees Located on Council Land

Do it Online - Report overgrown tree(s)
 Report Tree Issues here