Report long grass on verges, parks and open spaces

If you are concerned that a park, verge or cemetery is overgrown, you can let us know using our online form.  

There may be times of the year when grass is growing so quickly across the boroughs that we struggle to keep up, despite our best efforts. This is often particularly during spring and autumn, when it’s mild and wet. 

How we maintain grass

We mow approximately 438 hectares of grass across the borough including:

  • bowling greens, cricket pitches and football pitches
  • many miles of roadside verges
  • more than 90 parks and public open spaces 
  • 7 cemeteries and churchyards

Grass grows at different times and at different rates depending on weather conditions  It is not possible to schedule grass cutting on set frequencies. We aim to mow verges 8 times a year, approximately once a month during the growing season. We mow regularly in parks and open spaces so that sports areas are suitable for play and other areas are available for recreation.  Many areas are now left to grow longer for the benefit of wildlife. 

If you see an area that you think has been missed, you can report it by using the map below. Priority will be given to mowing at road junctions to maintain good sight lines.

Report long grass

You can:

  1. Use the search bar on the map to search for a location, address or street.
  2. Click on the map to place a pin.
  3. Proceed to fill in the short form.

Make a report using the form
If you have accessibility requirements or difficulties using the map you can make a report using the form.

Report long grass

Grass verges on red routes

Grass verges on red routes in the borough are maintained by Transport for London (TfL).

The red routes in Sutton are: A24, A297, and the A232.

You can report overgrown grass verges on red routes to TfL online.