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Grass Cutting

Most grass cutting is carried out by the Green Spaces team, but some larger areas, which require gang mowers, are contracted out. The grass cutting season is normally from March to October depending on the weather. Average mowing frequencies are shown here, but these may vary depending on growing conditions.

The mowing height varies from site to site depending on the use of the site and how even the surface is.

In some areas the grass is not mown during the summer for the benefit of wildlife. This is particularly important in the Old Cemetery which has areas of important species-rich grassland containing many grasses and flowers typical of the Cotswold escarpment which support a good range of invertebrates, including several notable species. For more information please see the Stroud Local Nature Reserve Management Plan 2014-2019 which has been prepared for us by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.