In Seaford, there are three main types of grass cutting, managed individually by three different local authorities:

  1. Urban Grass Verges – managed by Seaford Town Council and contracted to Countrymans Contractors Ltd.
  2. Rural Grass Verges – managed by East Sussex Highways (the Rural Grass Verges cutting schedule can be found here)
  3. Open spaces (such as parks and recreation grounds) – managed by Seaford Town Council and Lewes District Council (depending on the area) and contracted to idverde

Grass Verges

A map, which identifies which grass verges are urban (now under Seaford Town Council’s verge-cutting contract), and which are rural (remaining under East Sussex County Council’s contract) can be found here –

From June 2024, Seaford’s urban grass-cutting contract was taken over by Seaford Town Council, transitioning from its previous management by East Sussex County Council. This change is a new, more direct working relationship with a key contractor.

Following a competitive, rigorous, and transparent tendering process, Countrymans Contractors Ltd. emerged as the best candidate, demonstrating a superior approach to delivering the two-year contract. The Town Council is confident in Countrymans’ ability to meet the high standards required.

There will be four cuts starting from June, ensuring that Seaford’s urban grass verges are well-maintained throughout the year.

Due to the wet and warm weather, which are perfect grass growing conditions, the first cut after No Mow May is likely to be the most difficult and may result in an untidy look. Cut durations last 6 to 7 days and will start with mowing following on with strimming.

Grass clippings will not be collected, this is not only due to the cost of collection but also to support the natural recycling of grass.

Grass clippings contain moisture, valuable nutrients, and decompose quickly. As the grass decomposes, it releases up to 30% of a lawn’s required nutrients. Grass-cycling saves time, money and helps the environment.

How to report a problem with grass cutting?

Please use the map above to identify which type of grass verge your problem refers to before contacting:

Urban Grass Verge Queries – email

Rural Grass Verge Queries – report via the East Sussex Highways Report a Problem page CLICK HERE

Open Spaces – If you know or have been able to identify from local signage whether the open space is managed by Seaford Town Council or Lewes District Council please contact: Lewes District Council on or call 01273 471600, or Seaford Town Council on or call 01323 894870 – if you have been unable to identify which local authority manages the open space please contact Seaford Town Council.

The Town Council has been made aware of some cases where the map has not identified a grass verge as urban or rural – in all cases the Town Council has contacted Countrymans Contractors Ltd. and has added the area to its urban grass verges contract.