Why grass in some parts of Maidenhead is being left uncut

GRASS in some parts of the Royal Borough is being left uncut and overgrowing leaving residents wondering when it will be sorted.

But there is a perfectly good explanation for it, according to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council (RBWM).

The council said they are trying to improve habitats for wildlife by managing road verges and open spaces differently as part of a ‘Growing Wild – do not mow’ project.

The authority said they are ‘committed in its adopted Environment and Climate Strategy to increasing the number of verges in this scheme’.

Here is all you need to know.

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Why is grass being left uncut?

Across the borough, 11 grass verges have been left uncut through June to help plants and animals ‘thrive’.

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The council is responsible for mowing grass three times a year in May, July and October.

However as part of the pilot scheme, the mowing of the grass verges has been reduced to two times a year.

The council confirmed that all of the other grass verges are in the process of being cut.

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A council spokesman said: “A total of 11 verges are in the council’s biodiversity scheme as places for plants and animals to thrive.

“The council has also committed in its adopted Environment and Climate Strategy to increasing the number of verges in this scheme.

“All other verges are in the process of being cut.”

Which grassy verges are not being cut?

Windsor/Eton Wick

• Goslar Way opposite Vansittart Park, Windsor

• Verge by St John the Baptist, Eton Wick

• Verge opposite Clifton Lodge, Eton Wick

Maidenhead

• A4/Bath Road (Boyn Hill – behind school)

• Harvest Hill Road

• Shoppenhangers Road

• Waltham Road (White Waltham)

• Dean Lane (Cookham)

• Warren Row Road (Knowl Hill)

• Harrow Lane & Queensway (Furze Platt)

• Ockwells Road (Cox Green)

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