If you have a complaint about grass cutting, please use our Report a Problem form to let us know about it. For complaints about grass verge parking/damage please see the information below.
Grass verges and roundabouts are litter picked, cut and strimmed during the March to October growing season. Exact timings depend on weather conditions.
Grass Verge Parking
It is currently not an offence to park on a verge in Crawley unless there is a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) in place which includes a yellow line restriction adjacent to the verge. Without a TRO, the council is unable to take enforcement action against vehicles parked on verges.
If the road where the verge parking is taking place has a TRO in force with relevant restrictions e.g. double or single yellow lines, please email Parking Services with details of the location and the times the parking is taking place.
Damage to Grass Verges
The majority of grass verges in Crawley are owned by West Sussex County Council, which is the Highway Authority. You can report damage to grass verges caused by parking at love.westsussex.gov.uk
If a vehicle is causing an obstruction or if you think it is dangerous, the police are able to take enforcement action. To report this, please call the non-emergency number 101 or email Sussex Police .
West Sussex County Council has the statutory authority to implement TROs and it is only possible for Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council to take action against grass verge parking where such orders are in place. Please submit an application if you feel a TRO prohibiting parking on a particular verge should be introduced.
Crawley has a wide range of sustainable transport options. There are three train stations linking important areas such as London and Brighton, wide and regular bus coverage, and a network of cycle routes. See more information on Crawley’s sustainable transport initiatives .