This is when you can next expect to see the grass cut in Doncaster following complaints

If you’ve noticed thick, green grass growing in Doncaster’s parks, open spaces and on verges the last few weeks, you won’t be alone in wondering when it will next be cut.

Sunday, 10th May 2020, 9:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 5:57 pm

Doncaster Council has had a number of complaints about the length of grass across the town – with all grass cutting works on hold as staff prioritise during the coronavirus crisis.

Ordinarily, the council aims to cut grass 13 times between April and mid-November – but the lockdown has disrupted those plans with council staff redeployed to assist in fighting the coronavirus pandemic by carrying out critical, priority work.

However, grass cutting has restarted in some parts of Doncaster in the last week and work will still be carried out on a rota and priority basis.

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There have been complaints about the length of grass in Doncaster during lockdown.

But the work has to comply with Government restrictions such as social distancing and also allowing members of the public access to areas where they can carry out their permitted daily exercise.

The council suspended all ground maintenance such as grass cutting and weeding when the lockdown began on March 23.

A council spokesman said: “We are having to suspend some activities and services to make sure that we can continue to deliver the most important services and support the most vulnerable people. Thank you for your understanding and patience at this difficult time.”

The council is responsible for cutting grass on highways, verges, public open spaces, some schools, parks and memorial gardens.

It does not cut the grass that is privately owned or on properties/estates not owned by the council.