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Maintaining parks and grass verges

Continental Landscapes Limited manage our grounds maintenance and sports pitch bookings on our behalf.

Supporting pollinators

Greenspaces across Waverley were left to grow during the early part of the summer as part of the No Mow May campaign. Organised by the charity Plantlife, it is aimed at supporting wildlife and boosting pollination. During the last year, Waverley has increased the area of grass maintained as meadows and wildflower areas within its parks and open spaces to over 45 acres, equivalent to 24 football pitches. This has the potential to be home to millions of insects. Although we are continuing to let the wildflowers thrive in many of our parks, open spaces and roadside verges across the borough, we have resumed grass cutting, with particular focus on cutting communal gardens and amentity greens. 

Grass cutting

We maintain over 2.4 million square metres of grass across:

  • parks
  • recreation grounds
  • open spaces
  • verges next to public roads (on behalf of Surrey County Council)

Check the grass cutting schedule near you.

Weed spraying on roads and footpaths

We also spray weeds along roads and adopted footways on behalf of Surrey County Council throughout Waverley.

It is the aim of the council to eventually stop using pesticides. The approach taken will be to phase out their use as quickly as is practical. Our Pesticides Policy and Action Plan identifies how we propose to do this. It is a working document that will be updated as progress is made. 

Other maintenance on council land

On council land, we also maintain:

  •     hedges, shrubs, scrub areas, annual flowers and trees
  •     playgrounds, skateparks, ball courts
  •     some sports pitches, changing rooms, recreation grounds and toilets
  •     paths, bins, benches, ditches and culverts in parks
  •     cemeteries, communal green spaces, countryside areas
  •     sheltered housing schemes and housing estates across the borough on Waverley Borough Council-owned land.

Book a sports pitch

You can also hire a range of sports facilities in Waverley through Continental Landscapes Limited including football, rugby and cricket pitches.

More information

If you have an issue, complaint or would like to pass on a compliment, please contact the Parks & Countryside team at:

Email: parksandcountryside@waverley.gov.uk

Tel: 01483 523394