Grass cutting


We only cut grass on Council land. If the land is privately owned, then it's the responsibility of the land owner. If the land belongs to Wakefield District Housing you will need to contact them on 0345 8 507 507.

We will make sure the highway is clear from grass cuttings on the same day as it is cut. If the cuttings are not cleared that day, please let us know.

What you need to know

You may notice some small grass areas where the grass is being left to grow. In those areas we will make sure that people can still get to the footpaths and the borders of those areas, but the rest of the grass will be left to grow naturally.

These changes affect a small proportion of the grassed areas in Wakefield district. The rest of the grassed areas that we manage will continue to be cut as normal so that people can continue to use them.

The environmental benefits of leaving some grass to grow naturally include encouraging wild flowers to grow which will support bees and other insects, and aiding drainage to reduce flooding.

To find out about the parks and countryside areas in the Wakefield district visit our parks section.


What you need to tell us:

  • The exact location that requires the grass cutting/weed control
  • If you are requesting a grass cutting: How recently the grass was cut

Request grass cutting and weed control

If you wish to request grass and weed control, please fill in our online form, after which we will receive an application number. If you provide us with an email address an automated acknowledgment of your request will be sent to you. 

How would you like to continue

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Contact us

Customer Services

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

0345 8 506 506