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.
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|1||Village Green West (VGW)||500|
|2||Verge opposite VGW||50|
|3||Verge in front of Staveley Farm (right)||130|
|4||Verge in front of Staveley Farm (left)||40|
|5||Village Green East||1100|
|6||Verge in front of Halesfield||80|
|7||The Pinfold Surround||230|
|8||Recreation Field and Children's Play Area||2150|
|9||Verge from Recreation Ground to bridge||400|
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.
|1||Wath Lane Junction A||40|
|2||Wath Lane Junction B||17|
|3||St Mongah's Lane A||334|
|4||St Mongah's Lane B||70|
|5||St Mongah's Lane C||146|
|6||St Mongah's Lane D||800|
|7||Wath Lane C||245|
|8||Wath Lane D||70|
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.