Control of weeds on the highway
Hampshire County Council's policy of weed management is one of control, not eradication.
Treatment of all urban footways, channels and kerb lines
Treatment of selected rural footpaths and channels.
Removal of ragwort from the public highway if it is like to endanger livestock
Frequency of verge cutting in rural areas
Weed control treatments happen twice a year usually in May and October. It will normally take 6-8 weeks to treat all of tthe sites in Hampshire.
District/borough councils treat areas around name plates, street lights, sign posts and other street furniture.
Non-highway public areas such as public open spaces and recreation grounds are the responsibility of the district/borough councils. Maintenance of grass, shrubs and trees in these areas is carried out by the district/borough councils.
Verge maintenance on Motorways and Trunk Roads and on any road in Southampton and Portsmouth is not Hampshire County Council’s responsibility.