Reduced Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our  Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Grass Cutting

Castle Point Borough Council cuts highway grass verges on behalf of the Highway Authority, which is Essex County Council.

The County Council is required to keep verges safe and unobstructed and this is particularly important at road junctions where clear visibility for motorists and pedestrians is important. Funding is allocated annually through the routine highways maintenance budget to ensure that grass cutting is undertaken to ensure safety.

Castle Point Borough Council undertakes additional cutting, to that what is funded by the County Council, throughout the growing season, to further enhance the appearance of the Borough.

The Council strives to keep Highway Verges under 100mm in height and to achieve this we aim to cut every three weeks where required. However there maybe times when this is not feasible due to poor ground conditions' or access limitations. Should you feel that the grass in your road or area has not been cut for sometime please contact the Council on 01268 882200 or by e - mail streetscene@castlepoint.gov.uk and we will be able to inform you of when it is due to be cut and if possible the reason for any delay.

What grass won’t the Council cut?

We do not cut grass on privately owned land

What will the Council Cut?

We will cut the grass on all council owned land:

  • Highway verges
  • Public open spaces
  • Parks
  • Memorial gardens