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Christmas and New Year in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor District Council will remain open for business as usual during the holiday period on all days except bank holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections will be two days later from Monday 25th to Friday 29th December, and one day later between Monday 1st to Friday 5th January. A Bank Holiday Collection leaflet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: Icon for pdf Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2017/2018 [22.09KB]

Grass Management


Clean Surroundings carry out a wide range of grass cutting services throughout the growing season. In recent years the season has increased, and now regularly extends from mid-February to the end of November.

Grass cutting services are typically carried out in the following locations:

  • council parks and gardens
  • public open spaces
  • sports fields and pitches
  • cemeteries
  • closed churchyards
  • urban highway verges (on behalf of Somerset County Council)

Roadside Grass Verge Maintenance

Grass verge maintenance in rural area is carried out by Somerset County Council - Highways.

Vehicles parked on roadside verges are reported to the Enforcement Team, and where appropriate to the DVLA. Owners of vehicles will receive a warning letter, and if the vehicle is promptly removed no further action is taken. Those that ignore warning letters may face prosecution. For further information please see Abandoned Vehicles.

Other Maintenance Services

Generally most grassed areas are cut up to 10 times a year. However growing conditions such as drought, heavy rain, or access problems such as roadworks will affect the programme. For the latest information regarding the grass cutting programmes contact Clean Surroundings.

 Our grass cutting programme does not include grass that is:

  • privately owned
  • on properties or estates not owned by the Council
  • rural roadside verges

Clean Surroundings are able to cut grass for private clients and other public sector organisations. For full details of our services and competitive quotations, please visit Tree Management.

Other Grounds Maintenance tasks carried out by Clean Surroundings include:

  • Planning and maintenance of flower beds, ornamental baskets and planters.
  • Playground inspection and maintenance.
  • Tree Management 
  • Hedge and shrub maintenance.
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