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.

Staveley

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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
80
7The Pinfold Surround230
8 Recreation Field and Children's Play Area2150
9Verge from Recreation Ground to bridge400
Total m24280

The grass is currently 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 contract for grass cutting is under consideration by the Parish Council for 2020.

Copgrove


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 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.