Grass Cutting

The Parish Council manages the grass cutting on land it owns and leases and other public access areas within the parish. The maps and tables below show the areas included in the grass cutting schedules for both Staveley and Copgrove.


How do I use the map?

This map is interactive. You can move and re-scale it using the various controls within the viewport.

Click/tap the map and drag to move the map around within the viewport as required.

Zoom in and out using the +- controls in the top left, pinch in/out or roll the mouse wheel when pointing within the map area.

Click/tap a marker, line or shape for further information in a popup window. If any marker, line or shape has an image, those images are displayed in a gallery at the bottom of the map. Select an image from the gallery and its marker will popup to indicate its location. The gallery is only displayed when one or more marker, line or shape with an image is within the map viewport.

Select the four corners icon in the top left to expand the map to full screen.

Select the tiles icon in the top right to select a different base map from the popup list. There are a number of base map options available.

Some maps also have layer switches that allow you to show or hide markers, lines or shapes. If a map has this feature, the layers and their switches are listed below the base maps. This feature enables markers, lines and shapes to be individually removed to make a map more readable.

Select the target icon in the bottom right to locate yourself with a marker. This feature will only work if your device has a GPS service and that service is currently active.

Can I download map data?

Yes. Select Details in the map header. A panel will overlay the right side of the map containing a file format drop-down list and a Download link. Select the required file format from the drop-down list and select the Download link. You will be prompted as to what you wish to do with the file.

The file will contain all of the waypoints for all of the currently visible markers, lines and shapes. You can control which markers, lines and shapes to include in the download file by switching the respective layers on or off.

Whilst the panel is open, select More Details to display the map on a separate page. There is also an option to download map data on this page.

Close the panel by selecting the X in the top left corner of the panel.

IDLocationArea m2
1Village Green West (VGW)500
2Verge opposite VGW50
3Verge in front of Staveley Farm (right)130
4Verge in front of Staveley Farm (left)40
5Village Green East1100
6Verge in front of Halesfield
7The Pinfold Surround230
8 Recreation Field and Children's Play Area2150
9Verge from Recreation Ground to bridge400
Total m24280

The grass was previously cut by a combination of Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) and volunteers from the village.  Details of payments made to HBC for grass cutting services can be seen here.

A new contractor for grass cutting was employed by the Parish Council in 2020.


IDLocationArea m2
1Wath Lane Junction A40
2Wath Lane Junction B17
3St Mongah's Lane A334
4St Mongah's Lane B70
5St Mongah's Lane C146
6St Mongah's Lane D800
7Wath Lane C245
8Wath Lane D70
Total m21722

The grass is currently cut by agreement with a village resident.  Details of payments made for grass cutting services can be seen here.

North Yorkshire County Council

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) Highways are responsible for the maintenance of roadside verges. Their grass cutting policy is split into two: urban and rural. Urban grass cutting takes place on roads with a speed limit of 40mph or less, and rural grass cutting takes place on roads with a speed limit of 50mph or above. Staveley and Copgrove are both subject to the urban policy.

In April 2015, NYCC made changes to their urban grass cutting policy. Until then, most urban grass cutting has been provided for amenity purposes only. However, due to reductions in the money received from the government, they were forced to find significant savings in the highways budget. This means that they now fund grass cutting in urban areas that is essential for visibility or safety purposes only.

Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) are only responsible in any village within the District, to cut the grass on their Housing areas.