Grass and grass cutting

Grass and grass cutting

The council has a team of staff that looks after the maintenance of our grassed areas around the city.

We also look after some areas by agreement with YHN and our colleagues in the Leisure Teams.

Our grass cutting and weed maintenance programme in Newcastle is:

  • The majority of grass in residential areas will be cut on eight occasions (once a month) during the grass cutting season. This is typically between March and October, or April to November depending on weather conditions.
  • Formal sports facilities and the bigger parks that more people use (Ouseburn, Leazes, Walker, Exhibition, Tyne Riverside and Elswick) will be cut between 8 and 10 times per year.
  • Some sloped areas will not be cut.
  • Grassed areas which contain spring bulbs will remain uncut until eight weeks after the end of the flowering period.
  • We do not collect grass clippings, but as grass will be longer when it is cut this will be more noticeable. We will work to minimise the impact of any clippings on the pavement.

The council has a commitment to bio-diversity to protect habitats and species in Newcastle. Our grass cutting arrangements in many parts of the city will help these local habitats. We will also reduce the amount of weed killer used in a number of areas to further support this commitment.

Please note that some parks and open spaces are managed by Urban Green Newcastle.  Any service requests for these parks can be sent to

Need more information?

Any queries regarding grass cutting and grounds issues can be reported to the teams at "Your Local Services" by calling 0191 2787878.

Staff are aware of our wildflower schemes, and our grounds services, so they are happy to provide advice and information.

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